Curried Fruit with Ham Steak
The ham steak in this recipe can also be grilled or pan-fried.
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can tropical fruit salad or chunky mixed fruit
1 (1 1/2 pounds) fully-cooked center-cut ham slice, cut 3/4-inch thick
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 to 1 teaspoon curry powder or 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg or ginger
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup pineapple juice or orange juice
- Drain fruit, reserving syrup. Set aside.
- Trim fat from ham. Place ham on the unheated rack of broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 12 to 14 minutes or until heated through, turning once.
- Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan cook onion and curry powder (or nutmeg or ginger), in butter over medium heat until onion is tender. Stir in cornstarch. Add pineapple or orange juice and reserved fruit syrup. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Carefully stir in drained fruit. Heat though.
- Serve warm sauce over ham.
Makes 6 servings.