Ham Steaks with Parsley
from Nigella Express

2 tsp garlic oil
2 ham steaks, about 7 ounces or so each
2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
freshly ground pepper
2 tsp honey
1/4 cup roughly chopped parsley


In a skillet large enough for both steaks, heat the garlic oil. When the oil is hot, add the ham steaks and cook for about 3 minutes per side. Remove to two warmed plates. While the ham was cooking, I did the next step ahead.

Take the pan off the heat. Whisk the vinegar with the water, pepper, and honey. Throw into the still-hot pan with most of the chopped parsley and swirl and stir and scrape to mix. I let it bubble and thicken a little but don’t take your eyes off it! It might smell too strongly of the vinegar to you, as it did to me, but the flavor is not overpowering-vinegary, the honey goes a long way to balancing it out. Pour the sauce over the ham steaks.

Nigella recommends serving with peas, which we did, and Jim commented that the sauce makes an excellent sauce for the peas. I loved it with the ham, and thought it had a somewhat honey-ham or pineappley scent. Could be served with any vegetable or even ham’s perennial accompaniment in my family, mashed potatoes.

Insanely express recipe. When Nigella says “express,” she means it.