Here it is finally, the end of vacation.  The family has all gone home.  The christmas tree is still up but half the ornaments are off and boxed. The house is quiet.  The tons of food that you spent hours cooking has been parceled up and shipped out with the different family members.  Now for some peace and quiet.  Until of course your family gets home and starts screaming about what's for dinner.  Simple, after the holidays you need simple.  Ham steaks are about as simple as it gets.  Fully cooked already, all they need is a little loving and it 's dinner time. Another great thing about them, just about any side dish will do.  Mash potatoes, rice, salad, string beans, brussel sprouts, corn on the cob, really just about anything.  If there are leftovers then you have ham sandwiches or dice it up with some hardboiled egg over a salad or mince it up and add to scrambled eggs for a hearty breakfast.  Really what could go wrong?
Serves 4 (depending on the size of the steak)



3 TBSP Fig Jam
3 tsp Orange Juice (or Apple juice)
5-6 Mint Leaves
Pepper to taste
Optional:  1/4 tsp minced garlic

1 Ham Steak

If you have a grill skillet, use that as it will raise the steak above the water.

Heat skillet to medium high heat.  This will cook very fast so have your side items prepared in advance.  Mix together the ingredients for the glaze.  One thing to note about most ham steaks, they have been injected with water, a lot of water.  What I usually do is get the pan medium hot, spray it first with a oil, and lay the ham in.  In just a few moments water will come out.  I usually will get rid of the water and flip it.  Glaze the side you had down, wait 3 minutes and flip again. Glaze the side that is up.  Wait 3-4 minutes.  It should be heated through.
Heat the remaining glaze and place on table or glaze the ham one more time right be serving.

Side dishes:  garlic mash potatoes made with YukonGolds, Steamed Brussel Sprouts, Salad with baby greens and a lite cheese vinaigrette.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

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