Friday, 4 December 2009

Rick Acker ~ What's Cooking?

Rick Acker

Here's one of my favorite summer recipes:

Grilled Ham Steaks and Pineapple Rings


  • 2 1 lb. ham steaks
  • 1 pineapple, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup melted margarine or butter, mixed with 1 teaspoon dried thyme and 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning salt (sauce for the ham)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, mixed with 2 tablespoons rum, 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (sauce for the pineapple rings)


Ham: Put the steaks on the grill at medium heat and brush the ham sauce on top. Flip the steaks after about five minutes and brush sauce on the other side. If you haven't cooked ham steaks on your grill before, keep a close eye on them because they're easy to burn.

Pineapple: Add the rings to the grill the first time you flip the ham steaks. Brush them with the pineapple sauce. Flip them after 2-3 minutes and brush sauce onto the other side.

Total time to prepare

About twenty-five minutes, and that includes getting everything out of the pantry and fridge.

On a semi-related note, I've had a lot more respect for ham since the incident recounted on Brandilyn Collins' blog:

Rick ~ thanks for your summer recipe - we Aussies will enjoy it while you are shivering in the Northern Hemisphere!

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Tracy said...

I have a vague memory of doing something very similar, many years ago. I wonder why I stopped? I remember enjoying it!

Ann Shorey said...

Sounds delicious! Leave it to a guy to contribute a recipe that can be prepared on a barbecue grill! I have a brother-in-law who cooks everything he can get his hands on outside on the grill--summer or winter. :)

Jenny said...

I'm all for the ham steaks with the lemon pepper seasoning, but I'll take the pineapple (slightly chilled) on the side. Not a big fan of cooked fruit. =}

Enjoy your warm weather, Rel. It got down to 16°F/-9°C here last night. Brrrr!

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