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Oct 4, 2009 05:48 PM

Smoked ham steak??

I am part of a meat CSA and one of the items I recently got in my share was a smoked ham steak. Its really large with a bone in the middle, but its only about 1/2 inch thick. I don't cook a lot of ham as it is, but I've never cooked anything like this sucker. How should I prepare it? I'm eating it tomorrow... should I do anything to it tonight (ie -rub, marinade, etc)?

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  1. Can you eat the entire steak??? Does it say "fully cooked" on the package? I haven't bought these steaks in quite a while...but I used to when my 3 sons were 17, 15 and 13...I'd make dishes like Epicurious' Rigatoni Ham and Tomato (doesn't sound good but rich! Like ultra-mac and cheese! All gone first time around the table) You may want to portion it out so that you can use it for a variety of dishes: lentil soup, maybe a frittata, etc.

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    1. re: Val

      its definitely raw... I'm going to share it with my fiance, so it seems to be the right size for two. I like the lentil soup idea, I would just hate to over cook a nicer cut of meat. Is this a nicer cut?

      1. re: thunderbug84

        Go with MrsCheese's ideas...the ones I used to buy were never raw and always labeled "fully cooked." Hope it's yummy!

    2. We get these from our CSA (just got one this month), and I usually just fry it up in a skillet. It's very tasty that way. No rub, no marinade, no seasoning - just throw it in a hot pan and cook. We eat it with scalloped potatoes and green beans.

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      1. re: MrsCheese

        +1 ~!~~~~~ Or I might be tempted to do something with sweet potatoes.