Monday, May 16, 2011

Cran-Ras Marinade Ham

PhotobucketIn honor of this weeks Iron Chef Challenge: Ham I am sharing a recipe I recently found for a Cranberry-Raspberry Marinade. Ham Steaks on the grill in the summertime are a favorite around our house so when I found this recipe in a magazine I thought this would be a nice twist and found the flavors of the berries really enhance the taste of the ham. The added spices give it a nice kick as well.

For my Cran-Ras Marinade I mixed up the following ingredients:

1/4 cup Cranberry Balsamic Vinegarette, 1/8 cup oil, 1 T. Soy Sauce, 3 T. Brown Sugar, 6 T. Raspberry Jam, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, 1/4 tsp. minced garlic, 1/2 tsp. onion powder, 1/2 tsp. mustard powder.
Mix ingredients and pour over Ham Steaks. 
I use a ziplock bag to store my meat and marinade in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours.
Then grill the steaks to your desired level of doneness over medium high heat.
We grilled some asparagus as a side for our ham steaks.  I love it when the entire meal can be cooked on the grill.
Don't forget to check out the other great recipes and uses for ham on this months Iron Chef Challenge Linky Party, or link up one of your own.

This post was linked to: Hunk of Meat Monday on Beyer Beware, Mingle Monday-I Made That on Add a Pinch, Made it on Monday on Larks Country Heart, Melt in your Mouth Monday on Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, This Weeks Cravings on Mom's Crazy Cooking, 2 Maids a Baking on 2 Maids a Milking, Tasty Tuesday on Beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, Hearth N' Soul with A Moderate Life, Delectable Tuesday on Home Sweet Farm, Made from Scratch Tuesday on From Mess Hall to Bistro.


Mary said...

I've never thought of grilling ham. I'll have to try this. :)

Leah Beyer said...

I am pulling some ham steaks out of the freezer this week too. This sounds like a great marinade! Thanks for linking up to Hunk of Meat Monday!

Bizzy said...

Sounds like a good glaze. I don't eat ham but I am waiting for what your pick is in June, so I can participate.

Unknown said...

This sounds wonderful! And I loved that you grilled it!

Thanks for linking up.

kankana said...

I don't like ham much .. but i am sure ham lovers will enjoy it! Thanks for sharing with hearth and soul hop

Unknown said...

Oh wow! I love the flavors in your marinade. Thank you so much for linking up to Friday Potluck!

Miranda | Mangoes and Chutney said...

I love ham. Raspberry would go great with it! Thanks for linking this up to Fat Camp Friday, hope to see you next week!

Jane said...

I never thought about grilling ham steaks. What a great recipe! I'm still waiting on some good grilling weather here in MA. Lookin' forward to trying this! Thanks for linking it up on Melt in Your Mouth Monday!