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Thursday, July 14, 2011


that rules over at HAPPIER THAN A PIG IN MUD
Now, EARL...calm down...THIS ham isn't from YOUR side of the family...
It was a little hard for me to chose a RECIPE from MR. FLAY'S options...
He uses a LOT of ingredients in MOST of his recipes.
Ingredients that I don't have in my pantry.
But when I saw THIS recipe...
I knew this was want I wanted to prepare for this fun time.

THIS was very good ham steak...SMOKED to a tender pink..
Then grilled to perfection by Mr. Sweet.
Very easy to prepare and ready in about 15 minutes.
I wish I had more fresh peaches to lay on top for a much prettier photo..
but...alas...WE ATE THEM !
  •  Peach preserves
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon  ancho chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 ham steaks, each 1-inch thick


Stir together the preserves, maple syrup, ancho powder and orange juice in a medium bowl.
Heat grill to high. Grill the steaks for 4 to 5 minutes on both sides, keeping the grill covered to heat through. Baste with the glaze every few minutes. Slice and serve
 I couldn't find the ANCHO chili powder, so I used just the regular chili powder..
I also made Mr. Flay's
MASHED POTATOES with Roasted Garlic and Mascarpone cheese
to accompany this awesome
Ingredients for the potatoes....
  • 3 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into large dice
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 6 cloves roasted garlic cloves, pureed
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Place potatoes in a large saucepan, add cold water just to cover and 1 tablespoon of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until tender. Drain well.

While the potatoes are cooking, combine the milk, garlic puree and butter in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Stir the milk mixture into the potatoes until combined. Fold in the mascarpone and season well with salt and pepper.
As I am not fond of chunk mashed potatoes, I did mash mine.
These potatoes were DELICIOUS.
We don't care for Mascarpone Cheese so I used
Parmesan and a little more butter.
Dessert NOT by MR. FLAY
but GOOD, never the less.
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Thanks, ladies...
xoxo bj


The White Farmhouse said...

Great job BJ! It looks wonderful! I am going to have to try this out. Are you going to post the recipe for the cake? It also looks soooo good!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

HAM?!?!?! I have to cover Earl's eyes and ears, but it sure looks good to me! The maple peach glaze sounds like a great combo and I love that you subbed the chili powder! I bet the whole dinner was great! Thanks for playing along BJ:@)

Anonymous said...

this does look good, the salty ham with the sweet flavors just make me hungry,

Vee said...

Oh yummy. I have a ham steak and maple syrup. Ooops, I made up my peaches tonight and they're being featured on tomorrow's post. Wonder how it'd be with cherries? I have some cherries.

You always make everything look so delicious!

NanaDiana said...

Wow! Does that look good, or what? I can smell that ham all the way up here! Your potatoes sound like they have met their match! Lovely! xo Diana

Donnie said...

I bet you'd give Mr Flay a run for his money in a throwdown. Yummy post.

outjunking said...

You think I'm a fun girl your hoot. Also I might add, looks like you just might be a good cook. That's a hit and miss for me.
Your new follower,

Rettabug said...

"THIS ham isn't from YOUR side of the family." Cracked me up...I truly laughed out loud, BJ & that doesn't happen too often while blogging. You are priceless, Honey!

This recipe looks priceless, too. YUM!

Yes, please DO tell us how you made that beautiful cake??


Mary said...

Had to chuckle..."THIS ham isn't from YOUR side of the family..."! Sounds like a winning combination with the peach preserves & maple syrup! Potatoes are my kryptonite, roasted garlic & cheese *sigh*...Delicious!

Beth said...

Hi BJ, The ham sounds delicious and so do the potatoes. Enjoyed your pie post, too!
xoxo Beth

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, Bj, that dish looks incredible! I love it that you used Bobby's recipe as a base and then adapted it to suit your tastes and what was in your pantry. YUM! I might try this at Christmas time!

Best wishes and thanks for popping by to visit the other day!

Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You don't like marscapone cheese...really? I'm purring just thinking about it in mashed potatoes! This looks so yummy...all of it!

Barbara F. said...

BJ, all I would need are a couple of your biscuits to go along with this meal, and I'd be happier than a pig in......well you know what I mean! xo

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Poor Earl, he must have been nervous at first, LOL! Looks amazing. Great flavors in there, and such perfect grill marks!

dlmsliceofpie said...

That looks fantastic ... and the cake, Flay's or not ... really looks good! Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my site.

Designs By Pinky said...

Nothing better than some sweet fruit on a salty ham steak! Tis is something we would love too! Thanks, BJ! XO, Pinky

La said...

I'm definitely going to try this. We haven't had ham steaks in a long time.

On Crooked Creek said...

I agree with you! Where do these chef's shop??? I've never heard of half of these ingredients and can't find the other half! HA! You are a brave woman to take on Bobby. Something tells me yours was the best eating!!!Am I right?

Sweet Tea said...

You and Mr. Sweet are quite the culinary team. Sure wish I was you kid and could pull up a chair to your table. Mmmmmm Good!

Shug said...

Hi Bj...

Beautiful girls and I love the photo...

Bobby flay has nothing on you....You go girl!!

Love it!

Maggie said...

What a great dinner, can I make a reservation?
Maggie @ Normandy Life

Anonymous said...

BJ, your foodie photo's are always so incredible!...I want to throw down on some ham with maple peach glaze for breakfast.
I'm slobr'n on the keyboard!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my gosh! I'm coming right over lol. Why don't I ever thinkof serving ham in the summer?

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Very funny! I hope Earl didn't have a heart attach before reading it wasn't from his side of the family - LOL! This sounds like a delicious way to serve ham!

Pondside said...

Oh my - that looks like heaven - maple and ham mmmmmm

Anonymous said...

I see your still in the kitchen making spectacular plates of food. But, you have to tell me what kind of cake did you make for dessert.♥


Katie said...

I want to come eat at your house ;)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Awesome! What is better than ham with all the fixin's?
That's a friday's favorite for sure :-)

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Love the maple peach glaze on that beautiful ham steak. And those yummy mashed potatoes are perfect with it. Lovely dinner, BJ.

Julie said...

This looks delicious!! Love the idea of mascapone in mashed potatoes!!! What a wonderful dinner.

Heather at Willow Cottage said...

I love your post. It made me laugh. I don't even like ham and this looked great to me. :-)

Sherry said...

HA! I had to laugh at Lynn's idea of covering Earl's eyes & ears! Looks delicious! Thanks for linking it up!

Kathleen said...

That looks delicious! I have never had peaches with ham, sounds good!