Hawaiian ham skewers


Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4-6

Hawaiian Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger root, minced or grated

Ham Skewers:

  • 4-6 skewers
  • 1 1/2 pounds Smithfield Ham Steaks, cut into 1 1/2-2-inch squares
  • 1 large red onion, cut into eight wedges, root end intact
  • 2-3 sweet bell peppers, cut into 1 1/2-2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 4 ounces fresh button or crimini mushrooms, halved (optional)
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced, for garnish


To prepare glaze: In small bowl, whisk ketchup, pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic and ginger root until combined; reserve, refrigerated, for up to 3 days.

Heat grill to medium-high. Skewer ham, onion, bell pepper, pineapple and mushrooms by alternating pieces and brush with about one-third of glaze.

Grill 8-12 minutes, or until slightly charred and vegetables are cooked as desired, turning as needed. Glaze skewers about halfway through cooking and again before serving. Garnish with green onion.

Chef’s Tip: Ever try tamari? Tamari is a wheat-free (for those avoiding gluten) variation of soy sauce with a less salty, smoother taste. Try some & see the difference!