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- Baked Beans Curry from Sneha's Recipe
- Chicken Spaghetti from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Garlicky Artichoke Pasta from Food Lust People Love
- Homemade “Better Than Canned” One-Pot Chili by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Italian Pot Roast from Making Miracles
- Pulao from Magical Ingredients
- Scalloped Tuna Bake from Palatable Pastime
- Spam Musubi by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Ragù Bolognese from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Hearing 'Spam' might make you think of high-sodium military
rations or something you don't want to see in your email in-box. But in Hawaii, it’s a popular ingredient that people use in comfort
food. Spam and veggie stir fry, Spam omelette, Spam skewers, Spam fried
rice, or Spam sandwiches. You name it. And my boys have spent enough time in the islands - with my parents - that they have grown to really love Spam.
So, I know that the photo isn't of actual Spam. But I took Spam more as a brand name that has come to designate a certain type of product. Take Kleenex, as an example. No one really calls other brands 'facial tissues,' right? When my Precise Kitchen Elf was with me at the Asian grocery store and walked up with that in his hand, he asked, "Will you make Spam Musubi for lunch, Mom?" I didn't quibble about it actually being Dong Won Luncheon Meat. Yes, I will.
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 can Spam or other luncheon meat , sliced into 8 pieces
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons organic granulated sugar
- 4 cups cooked sushi or seasoned rice (one of my recipes here)
- 3 sheets roasted seaweed nori, cut into 8 strips about 2” wide
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Pour in the oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.
Add the Spam or luncheon meat slices and cook until browned and crisped on both sides, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove the Spam to a plate and sprinkle the tops with sugar.
Pour water and soy sauce into the skillet and add the Spam pieces, sugar-side down. Let the Spam simmer until the liquid is almost completely absorbed, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Then flip over and let the sugar-soy mixture caramelize on the Spam. Transfer Spam to a plate to cool.