Smokehouse Glenn has been expanding his butcher shop inventory to now include quality extra virgin olive oils and flavored balsamic vinegars for his customers create their own blends of marinade recipes for their meal planning.
Today, Glenn brought in one of his premium ham steaks cut from a Dearborn Sausage ham. What he created as a glaze sauce was a mixture of Blood Orange extra virgin olive oil & Cinnamon Pear Balsamic vinegar.
Before I sampled the ham steak itself, I tasted both the oil and the vinegar to gauge where these condiments flavors were. Immediately, I could taste the citrus flavor of the orange infused in the oil, robust and full of blood orange flavor. The balsamic vinegar possessed an aged flavor with a sweet tingle from the blended cinnamon and pear flavoring.
Cooking process for this was simply placing the ham steak in the oven to broil just long enough to completely warm the meat and activate the marinade broiled in the oven. These ham steaks are an extremely easy entree to prepare for a meal. The ham is fully cooked so it requires only warming up to medium temperature. These Dearborn hams sell themselves on their taste quality alone.
Purchase a ham steak to sample the quality taste for these hams; you will them want to buy a whole ham for your next family holiday meal. Dearborn does not overly cure their hams with excessive salt nor do they add water to them. You have to taste one to appreciate the quality and realize what you’ve been missing all these dinners!
Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are approaching – family and friends love to receive great tasting food items as gifts. Northern Meats are prepared to create gift baskets with any combination of store items you would like to give to others. Stop in and talk to Glenn at Northern Meats for gift basket ideas – he have dozens of combinations that would make great gifts!
Located in the Country Village, Ishpeming. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!