Ham Steaks with Fennel and Mustard Sauce

Ham Steaks with Fennel and Mustard SauceRecipe


8 Servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 288
Fat 17 g
Satfat 8 g
Protein 24 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Sodium 816 mg


1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 pounds bone-in ham steaks, bones removed, steaks cut into 8 portions, trimmed of fat
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 medium fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced, fronds reserved
3/4 cup white wine
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream, warmed slightly
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper


Warm a small skillet over medium-high heat. Toast fennel seeds in skillet until golden brown and fragrant, 1 minute. Remove from skillet to a plate. When seeds are cool, crush with a rolling pin.

In a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, warm oil and bubbles. Add half of ham steaks and cook for 4 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Remove ham to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with another 1 Tbsp. butter and remaining ham. 1 Tbsp. butter until it melts and

In same skillet, after cooking and removing second batch of ham, melt remaining 1 Tbsp. butter. Add onion and fennel and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add wine, broth and cream, along with reserved crushed fennel seeds and both mustards. Bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits on bottom of skillet, and cook until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Using a slotted spoon, remove vegetables to a warm platter. Place ham steaks on vegetables and spoon sauce over top. Sprinkle with reserved fennel fronds, if desired, and serve.