Ham steak is a juicy part of the rear leg portion of an animal but most commonly a pig. This part of the pig is extremely delicious and can be cooked in practically any way, using any kind of condiment that one has on hand. For those of you who crave the occasional ham steak, you'll find here the 3 basic ways of cooking steak. It is important to have a fresh produce, since the flavors are at their peak when fresh. Using anything that is stale and a couple of days old robs your dish of flavors that could have been oozing from your meat dish.
How to Cook Steak Like a Pro
You need to first understand that marinated steak tastes much better than the one that hasn't been left to sit in the fridge, giving it a chance to infuse those flavors within its insides. So, the first rule of cooking meat is to leave it marinating for at least 2 to 4 hours to make sure it saturates all those flavors while also making sure it turns out to be juicy and tender.
Ham Steak with Mushroom Cheese Dip
When frying steak in a skillet, make sure that it is wide and has enough room for the heat to dissipate whilst cooking. This is to ensure that the steak is cooked to perfection, which might not happen if it is crowded in a small frying pan.
What You'll Need
- Basil leaves, 4
- Marinated ham steak (boneless), 1
- Chives, ½ cup
- Sliced mushrooms: ½ cup
- Cheese, ½ cup
- Unsalted butter, 2 tablespoons
- Low-fat cream, 1 tablespoon
- Olives, a few
- Vegetable/olive oil
- Before you get started on your steak, make sure you remove the centered shank bone if there is one lodged in between the steak meat.
- Some steaks already contain salt and can be extremely salty to the taste. To remove some of this excess salt, soak the steak in water for about half an hour and then marinate it.
- It should taste even better without that sharp taste of saltiness. So, to get started, first heat up your skillet on low, pour in about 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and the unsalted butter to avoid burning this yellow goodness.
- Once the butter melts and becomes one with the oil, watch for ripples on the surface to understand that the oil is hot enough.
- Then, drop in your steak gently, and let it sizzle away on each side for about five minutes.
- You can cut up the steak and toss it about, or just use the whole thing in one slab in the spacious skillet.
- Once both the sides have been nicely fried till crisp, keep this aside and cover with a lid, and let the trapped steam cook it further, after the gas is turned off.
- For the sauce, fold in your cheese and cream, add in the chopped basil and chives, drop in one tablespoon of olive oil, add salt to taste, and lastly fold in your mushroom slices.
- Take your steak out of the skillet, and place it on a plate with a side of olives, and generously splatter your steak with the sauce.
Buttered Ham Steak with Honey
Ham steak, that has been cooked in the oven, is a great way to know for sure that it has been evenly cooked and isn't raw at its center. The best way to know whether your steak is done or not is to have a cooking thermometer at hand to check the insides. To cook this meat in the oven is simple and doesn't require any supervision. However, a timer is needed to signal that it's done and ready to be gorged on.
What You'll Need
- Garlic, 4 cloves
- Ginger, 1
- Large red onion, 1
- Lemon, 2 tablespoons
- Butter (unsalted), 2 tablespoons
- Honey, 1½ tablespoon
- Pepper, 1½ teaspoon
- Ham steak (bone/boneless)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and then start out on cooking your ingredients.
- In a pan, pour in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add in the butter, drop in your garlic and ginger, and shake the pan to get the flavors agitated.
- Before they brown, quickly add the onions, pepper, lemon juice, and honey, and keep it on low for two minutes, stirring continuously. Then, turn the gas off and have it sit for another 2 minutes.
- Place your steak in a baking tray that has been lined with an aluminum foil and then pour in your sauce, coating the steak generously.
- Place another foil atop this, covering the whole tray, and then slip it into the oven 18 - 20 minutes later, and presto, your steak is done.
Ham Steak with Barbecue Sauce
There's no need to marinate the steak here, but if you want to, you can do so by using lemon juice and ginger-garlic paste.
What You'll Need
What You'll Need
- Garlic cloves, 4
- Lemon juice, 2 tablespoons
- Barbecue sauce, 2 tablespoons
- Ham steak (boneless)
- Garlic oil
- Before you sear your steak on the grill, first coat the steak in garlic-infused oil, lemon juice, and pepper.
- Take a knife and randomly pierce the steak meat to make sure that the flavors seep through and that the heat can cook the steak evenly.
- Then, slather on your barbecue sauce, and let it grill on both sides for five minutes each.
You should be able to whip up a frenzy with these easy and delectable recipes at your disposal. Be sure to have all your ingredients on hand before getting down to preparing this kind steak.