Hawaiian Ham Skewers on the Grill

Hawaiian Ham Skewers on the Grill


  1. 1 1/2 lbs. Smithfield® Ham Steaks, your favorite flavor
  2. 1 large red onion
  3. 2 sweet bell peppers, any color
  4. 1/2 fresh pineapple
  5. 4 oz. fresh button or crimini mushrooms (optional)
  6. Skewers for grilling, soaked 30 minutes in water if using bamboo or wooden
  7. Green onion, thinly sliced for garnish

For Hawaiian Glaze:

  1. ½ cup ketchup
  2. ½ cup pineapple juice
  3. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  4. ¼ cup reduced sodium soy sauce or tamari
  5. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  6. 1 tablespoon ginger root, minced or grated


  1. In small bowl, prepare glaze by whisking ingredients together until combined & reserve, refrigerated, for up to three days in advance.
  2. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat & prepare ham & vegetables as follows:
    1. Ham – cut into 1 ½ to 2-inch squares
    2. Onion – cut into eight wedges leaving root end intact
    3. Peppers – cut into 1 ½ to 2-inch pieces
    4. Pineapple – core and cut ½-inch thick slices, further cutting slices into 1 ½ to 2-inch wedges
    5. Mushrooms (if using) – cut in half or leave whole for smaller mushrooms
  3. Skewer ham and vegetables by alternating ingredients & brush with about 1/3 of glaze. Grill for 8-12 minutes or until slightly charred & vegetables are cooked as desired, turning as needed. Glaze skewers about halfway through cooking & once again before serving. Garnish with thinly sliced 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!