Ham steaks with seared pineapple

Serves: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cooks In: 5 minutes

Ham steaks with seared pineapple

I just love ham steaks with seared pineapple on a hot summers day, preferably close to the beach! This recipe is a delicious, summery way to finish off the Christmas ham.

You can buy thickly cut ham steaks at the supermarket, so you can enjoy this taste of summer year-round. Kids especially love this recipe, though you may want to omit the extra chilli in the sauce!

This recipe is a great casual lunch or dinner when served with a potato salad (or new potatoes tossed in mint and butter…yum!), and a leafy salad. It’s the kind of thing I can imagine eating while sitting outside at a bach, with the sound of waves crashing in the distance!

For a great Christmas ham recipe, try this Sticky Christmas Glazed Ham.


Print Recipe

  • fresh pineapple 1
  • sweet chilli sauce or relish (check label if eating gluten free) ¼ cup
  • red chilli, finely sliced ½
  • olive oil, for cooking
  • thick slices ham from the bone 4

To serve

  • limes, halved 2


  1. Peel pineapple and slice off four pristine circles.

  2. Mix the sweet chilli sauce with the sliced chilli in a small serving bowl.

  3. Heat a frying pan or barbeque hotplate, add a drizzle of olive oil and sear the ham and pineapple slices for 1-2 minutes on each side, until hot and caramelised.

  4. Top each ham steak with a slice of seared pineapple. Drizzle with sweet chilli sauce and add half a lime for squeezing.


  • Store the remaining peeled pineapple in a plastic container in the fridge; it will keep for several days.