Ham Steak with Navel Orange Ginger Glaze


Ham isn’t complete without a delicious sweet glaze and citrus is the perfect component to balance out that pleasing salty flavor. This recipe saves time and effort by using ham steak, but there is no sacrifice in taste. Each bite is coated in a tangy orange glaze that is brightened by a little fresh ginger.


10 minutes prep, 15 minutes cooking.

1 thick-cut, bone-in smoked ham steak
1 clove garlic, minced
½ inch piece ginger root, peeled and grated
½ cup fresh Paramount Citrus navel orange juice
¼ cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon Paramount Citrus navel orange zest


1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ham steak. Cook about 3 minutes on each side, until browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

2. Add the garlic and ginger to the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the orange juice and brown sugar.

3. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Cook at a low boil, stirring often, until the glaze begins to thicken and coat the back of the rubber spatula, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium. Stir in the orange zest.

4. Return the ham steak to the skillet. Cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until heated and coated with the glaze. Spoon the remaining glaze from the skillet over the ham before serving.