Ham Steak & Cranberry Mustard Sauce

Ham Steak with Cranberry Mustard Sauce

Ham Steak with Cranberry Mustard Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ham Steak with Cranberry Mustard Sauce

Our local grocery store had a sale on ham steaks, so we picked up a few for the freezer and one for dinner that night.  Checking in the larder I spied a package of dried cranberries, and that got me thinking (always a dangerous thing).

Ingredients for Cranberry Mustard Sauce

  1. 1/2 cup firmly packed Dark Brown sugar
  2. 1 Tbs Dijon Mustard
  3. 1 Tbs white wine or champagne vinegar.
  4. 5 oz package dried cranberries
  5. 1 1/2 cups of water
  6. 2 tbs cornstarch
  7. 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  8. zest from lemon (optional)

Directions for Ham Steak with Cranberry Mustard Sauce

Prepare the sauce before beginning to cook the steak.

In a saute pan put the sugar,vinegar and water and on medium heat stir until the sugar is dissolved.  Once the sugar is dissolved take the pan off the heat and add the mustard, lemon juice, cornstarch and cranberries and stir to combine and then put back on the heat and slowly bring  up to boil.  As the sauce reaches boiling point it will begin to thicken.  Once thickened place on low heat to hold covered (allowing the sauce to steep brings out the cranberry flavor) and begin the steak.

Cook the steak by what ever method you feel comfortable with.  I like to grill mine on medium high heat for about 10 minutes.

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Once the ham steak is cooked , slice into serving pieces and spoon the sauce over it.  Serve extra sauce on the side.

 

Here are few items to hlp make this recipe:
Cuisinart 622-30G Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 12-Inch Skillet with Glass Cover
Weber 46110001 Spirit E210 Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Black

 

 

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Ham and a sweet sauce it doesn’t get any better than this- 5 pawsIMG

 

 

 

 

Ham Steak and Cranberry Mustard Sauce
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Ingredients for Cranberry Mustard Sauce
  2. 1/2 cup firmly packed Dark Brown sugar
  3. 1 Tbs Dijon Mustard
  4. 1 Tbs white wine or champagne vinegar.
  5. 5 oz package dried cranberries
  6. 1 1/2 cup of water
  7. 2 tbs cornstarch
  8. 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  9. zest from lemon (optional)
Instructions
  1. Prepare the sauce before beginning to cook the steak.
  2. In a saute pan put the sugar,vinegar and water and on medium heat stir until the sugar is dissolved. Once the sugar is dissolved take the pan off the heat and add the mustard, lemon juice and cornstarch and cranberries and stir to combine and then put back on the heat and slowly bring up to boil. As the sauce reaches boiling point it will begin to thicken. Once thickened place on low heat to hold covered (allowing the sauce to steep brings out the cranberry flavor) and begin the steak.
  3. Cook the steak by what ever method you fell comfortable with. I like to grill mine on medium high heat for about 10 minutes.
  4. Once the ham steak is cooked , slice into serving pieces and spoon the sauce over it. Serve extra sauce on the side.
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Eggs in a Frame

Egg in a Frame

Egg in a Frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eggs in a Frame

In making shirred eggs in a bacon nest I was left with slices of bread with rather large holes in the center.  I could diced them up and make bread crumbs or croutons, but what fun would that be?  So I decided to make a family favorite – eggs in a frame, a rather simple piece of French toast with an egg in the center.

Ingredients for Eggs in a Frame

  1. 4 slices bread with hole cut in the center about 2″+ inches diameter
  2. 4 eggs
  3. salt and pepper 
  4. 1 Tbsp butter for pan

For the batter:

  1. 2 eggs well beaten
  2. 4 Tbsp cream
  3. 1/4 tsp vanilla
  4. 1/4 tsp salt and pepper each
  5. 2 dashes Tabassco

Directions for Eggs in a Frame

In a shallow bowl or pan mix the batter completely.  If you begin to run out add a little more cream, and if it looks like you will need a lot more add another egg.

In a frying pan melt the Tbsp of butter place the bread in the batter soaking both sides and put into the frying pan on medium heat, break an egg into the center of each piece of bread and lightly salt and pepper the egg.

Cook until the bottom of the egg sets and the bread is lightly browned, about 3 – 5 minutes.  Once browned carefully flip (over easy)  and season the other side of the egg with the salt and pepper. cook until bread is lightly browned then carefully flip onto a plate.

Serve the Eggs in a frame with Jam or powdered sugar or Maple syrup, and bacon or sausage on the side.

 

Here are a few items to help make this recipe:
Ateco 14402 2.5-Inch Round Stainless Steel Cutter
T-fal E9380884 Professional Total Nonstick Oven Safe Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator 12-Inch Fry Pan / Saute Pan Dishwasher Safe Cookware
Kitchen Supply 8 Inch Square Glass Baking Dish
OXO Good Grips Silicone Flexible Pancake Turner

 

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Eggs and Eggy bread, maple syrup and they even throw in some bacon, I’m in! 5 paws

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Egg in a Frame
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 slices bread with hole cut in the center about 2"+ in diameter
  2. 4 eggs
  3. salt and pepper
  4. 1 Tbsp butter for pan
For the batter
  1. 2 eggs wll beaten
  2. 4 Tbsp cream
  3. 1/4 tsp vanilla
  4. 1/4 tsp salt and pepper each
  5. 2 dashes Tabassco
Instructions
  1. In a shallow bowl or pan mix the batter completely. If you begin to run out add a little more cream, and if it looks like you will need a lot more add another egg.
  2. In a frying pan melt the Tbsp of butter place the bread in the batter soaking both sides and put into the frying pan on medium heat, break an egg into the center of each piece of bread and lightly salt and pepper the egg.
  3. Cook until the bottom of the egg sets and the bread is lightly browned, about 3 - 5 minutes. Once browned carefully flip and season the other side of the egg with the salt and pepper. cook until bread is lightly browned then carefully flip onto a plate.
  4. Serve with Jam or powdered sugar or Maple syrup, and bacon or sausage on the side.
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Baked Stuffed Zucchini

Baked Stuffed Zucchini

Baked Stuffed Zucchini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baked Stuffed Zucchini

This is another of my “use whatever you’ve got” type of recipes.  The opportunities to substitute different items are endless.  For this recipe I use two zucchini which will serve four as a vegetable side dish.

Ingredients for Baked Stuffed Zucchini

  1. 2 Zucchini cut in half lengthwise, pith carefully scooped out
  2. 2 cloves of garlic
  3. 4-6  Tbs finely diced onion (approximate)
  4. 1 tsp dried tarragon
  5. 2 tsp dried parsley
  6. salt & pepper to taste
  7. 4-6 Tbs finely diced aged Cheddar Cheese
  8. Panko bread crumbs
  9. 2 Tbs butter (more if needed)
  10. 1 -2 tsp pepper flakes (Optional)
  11. 1 Tbs Olive oil

Directions for Baked Stuffed Zucchini

 Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and with a melon baller or scoop, carefully scoop out the interior pith of the zucchini being sure not to rupture the sides or bottom.

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 Chop the scooped out zucchini pith into a very fine dice and with the 2 Tbs’s of butter saute with the onion, garlic,tarragon, parsley ,pepper flakes and salt and pepper until the onions are softened. If the mixture looks too dry add more butter, the mixture should look very moist.

Once the onion, zucchini mixture is softened ,empty into a bowl to cool, add the cheddar and stir to combine.  Add enough panko to lightly bind the mixture, it should still be slightly loose and moist.  Carefully spoon the mixture back into the zucchini shells.  Put into an oven proof dish and just before baking sprinkle a little Panko over the top and drizzle lightly with Olive oil.  Bake for about 45 minutes in a 350° oven.

 

Here are a few items to help with this recipe:
Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware 1-Quart Oval Au Gratin Dish, Cherry
Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor, Brushed Chrome

 

 

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Oh well another of those vegetable things, not exactly my cup of tea, so I will  put rule #1 into force “No tasty no ratey”.  However I did hear raves from the table so I guess it could possibly rate 5 paws, but I would have added a touch of beef!

 

 

 

 

 

Baked Stuffed Zucchini
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 Zucchini cut in half lengthwise, pith carefully scooped out
  2. 2 cloves of garlic
  3. 4-6 Tbs finely diced onion (approximate)
  4. 1 tsp dried tarragon
  5. 2 tsp dried parsley
  6. salt & pepper to taste
  7. 4-6 Tbs finely diced aged Cheddar Cheese
  8. Panko bread crumbs
  9. 2 Tbs butter (more if needed)
  10. 1 -2 tsp pepper flakes (Optional)
  11. 1 Tbs Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise and with a melon baller or scoop, carefully scoop out the interior pith of the zucchini being sure not to rupture the sides or bottom.
  2. Chop the scooped out zucchini pith into a very fine dice and with the 2 Tbs’s of butter saute with the onion, garlic,tarragon, parsley ,pepper flakes and salt and pepper until the onions are softened. If the mixture looks too dry add more butter, the mixture should look very moist.
  3. Once the onion, zucchini mixture is softened ,empty into a bowl to cool, add the cheddar and stir to combine. Add enough panko to lightly bind the mixture, it should still be slightly loose and moist. Carefully spoon the mixture back into the zucchini shells. Put into an oven proof dish and just before baking sprinkle a little Panko over the top and drizzle lightly with Olive oil. Bake for about 45 minutes in a 350° oven.
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