Spring Ham Steaks with Sweet Pea-Leek Pan Sauce


Ham steaks make a quick and easy dinner; dressing them with a simple sauce of peas, leek and tarragon finishes them perfectly. Slideshow:  More Ham Recipes 

Spring Ham Steaks with Sweet Pea–Leek Pan Sauce
Photo: © Christina Holmes
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • Four 1/4-inch-thick slices of ham (1 pound)

  • 1 leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced

  • One 10-ounce bag frozen peas, thawed

  • 3 tablespoons chopped tarragon

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the ham steaks and cook over moderate heat, turning once, until golden brown, 5 minutes. Transfer the ham to plates. Add the leek and 1 1/2 cups of water to the skillet and cook, stirring, until the leek is softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the peas, tarragon and the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the leek-pea sauce over the ham and serve.

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