* 1 1/2 pounds Smithfield ham, cut into thin slices
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup light soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons water
* 2 tablespoons honey
* 2 Asian pears, cut into 4 pieces
* 2 green onions, cut into thirds
Lay the ham slices out in a steamproof dish. Sprinkle with the brown sugar.Steam for 25 minutes, adding more water as needed.
When the ham is nearly finished cooking, combine the soy sauce, water and honey in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and keep warm.
Add the pear slices to the steaming dish. Brush the pears and ham slices with some of the sauce. Steam for 5 more minutes. Pour the remainder of the sauce over and garnish with the green onion before serving.
This sweet and savory dish is popular in south-west China. Serves 4 as part of a multicourse meal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes