Saturday, 12 September 2009

Pineapple Ham with Avocado Recipe

With avocado season well in the swing why not try this dish for a change. If you cannot get gammon steaks you can use thinner cuts of good ham - or how about a pork chop? It is best served with sweet potatoes but if they are not available chips or a baked potato are also very good. Garnish as you wish - perhaps with chopped tomato and/or olives. 500g crushed, tinned, pineapple 100g brown sugar 2 tbsp dry hot English mustard 1 tsp ground cloves 6 250g gammon steaks 2 ripe avocados, peeled and stoned Combine the pineapple, brown sugar, mustard and cloves. Lay the ham steaks on a baking tray and spread the pineapple mixture over the steaks. Place in an oven pre-heated to 180 c and bake for 20 minutes. Cut the avocado into 1cm slices then lift the gammon steaks onto dinner plates and arrange some 4 or 5 slices of avocado on each gammon steak, Serve with sweet potatoes baked with butter salt and pepper.

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