Ham Steak With Orange Juice


4 slices cooked ham steak, 1/2" thick
1/3 cup orange juice
3 to 4 teaspoons orange marmalade
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon cornstarch
4 thin slices seedless orange


  • In a frying pan (large enough to  hold the ham), whisk orange juice with marmalade and mustard over medium heat and bring to simmer. 
  • Add ham steaks, cover and cook until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook another 2 minutes. 
  • Dissolve cornstarch in 1 tablespoon water. 
  • Remove ham from pan and keep warm. 
  • Whisk cornstarch mixture into sauce and boil until thickened slightly, about 1 to 2 min. Add orange slices and remove from heat.
  • Spoon sauce over ham and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

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Did You Know?
As you know, the animal foods contain the most protein and fats, while the vegetable foods are rich in carbohydrates. A pound of cheese may have 0.28 pound of protein, as much as a man at hard work needs for a day's sustenance, while a pound of milk would have only 0.04, and a pound of potatoes 0.02 pound of protein. The materials which have the most fats and carbohydrates have the highest fuel value. The fuel value of a pound of fat pork may reach 3,000 calories, while that of a pound of salt codfish would be only .315 calories. On the other hand, the nutritive material of the codfish would consist almost entirely of protein, while the fat pork contains very little. Among the vegetable foods, peas and beans have a high proportion of protein. Oatmeal contains a large proportion also. Potatoes are low in fuel value as well as in protein, because they are three-fourths water. For the same reason milk, which is seven-eights water, ranks low in respect to both protein and fuel value, hence the reason why it is not so valuable as fuel food for an adult as many of the other food materials.