PINEAPPLE HAM WITH AVOCADO

 

2 cups crushed pineapple, canned

cup brown sugar

2 Tbs. prepared mustard

1 tsp. ground cloves

8 -Ib. ham steaks, cut -inch thick

 2 ripe avocados

baked sweet potatoes

 

In a 1 quart bowl combine pineapple, sugar, mustard and cloves. Lay out on a baking sheet 8 ham steaks, side by side. Spread pineapple mixture uniformly over the ham steaks. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until the pineapple has glazed the ham. (If mixture has not glazed enough, sprinkle with brown sugar and return to heat for 5 more minutes.) Peel and stone avocados. Cut in uniform -inch slices. Lift each ham steak onto dinner plates with a spatula. Arrange 4 or 5 slices of avocado on each ham steak. Serve with baked sweet potatoes in their jackets.

 

Serves 8.

 

country : Rhodesia

course : meat dish

 

source : The African Cookbook : Menus and Recipes from Eleven African Countries and the Island of Zanzibar / Bea Sandler