Are there any other Spam Fans?
You and I both. I'm usually a health nut, but I grew up with spam, and it completes me. Have you ever had masubi? I make it once in a BLUE moon, and oh boy, it's like I've died and gone to heaven.
Most people who despise spam never had it deep fried, and that's where they go wrong. Don't ever judge spam until you've had it DEEP fried.
pic of my spam...
Pollopicu, the above link is to a thread I started last year after our last trip back home. I think I counted 6 different ways that we ate Spam. Even my American-Italian-East-Coast-gimme-pasta husband likes it. I’ll eat Spam pretty much any which way you give it me.
Not a fan of it straight out of the can though, but if I had to I would eat it.
Any photos Braddah Layne?
That sounds like fun! Maybe keep it in the Den, not so much in the formal living room
Pollopicu, I even have the deluxe model Musubi form that I brought with me from Hawaii. Whenever my sister visits (or we go to their place), she BEGS me to make her my Spam Musubi for the car ride back to Los Angeles, but never shares ANY of it with her husband
"...a lamp out of spam cans..."
Yeah, chefL - any pix? I'm asking purely as an interested craftsman, not because of any affection for Spam. Haven't had any since my early teens which, believe me, was some time ago.
Well, how about the recipe for this masumi, musumi, whatever. Maybe you could lure me back into the fold.
I wish I hadn't glanced at your journal because I'm starved now. I was looking at the Masubi menu..I'd like to devour the spicy kind.
Those baked mussels don't look half bad either...and the icy's. They have the same in PR and it's called Piragua. So good on a nice hot day.
When I first met my husband and told him I loved Spam he gave me a judgmental look like spam was the trashiest thing a person could eat.. well I taught him. Now it's one of his electric chair last meals. lol
I cannot eat spam out of the can, or lightly pan fried. it has to be deep fried. It's like night and day, which is why I can see why people despise it.
MikeLM, I was just thinking the other day about making Spam Musubi. It’s uber easy, I’ll make some for you (via photos) and post it all up. We’re not SUPPOSE to eat anything white just yet, but I can take one for team CT…
Pollopicu, where’s the Soy sauce and Furikake on the rice?
No pics of the lamp, when I closed my restaurant the lamp went into storage with everything else. It is in there somewhere, but so buried that I have no idea where.
Speaking of spam dishes, besides musubi,another favorite way that I like to prepare it is batons of spam tempura with seaweed salad, Japanese spinach with sweet sesame seeds, and togarishi hollandaise. Yum!
Braddah Layne, you sure know how to make a home-sick-island-gal ball her eye out!
... cheflayne, that really sounds GOOD! any photos? Could you elaborate?
I've never tried it... but when I think of awesome ways to eat spam, I think of nice soft fresh French bread, such as this:
filled with scrambled egg whites, melty yellow cheese, such as Land O Lakes, or cheese wiz (haven't had wiz in years!) topped with thin slices of thoroughly deep-fried spam.
Okay, so as I promised, I submit to you...
Spam Musubi ala k~girl
They look delicious. Love that press. I don't have one yet, was thinking of making one out of the can, but I'm definitely putting that press on my list of kitchen tools to get.
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I brought mine with me when we moved to the mainland, but I found it on Amazon too
Using the can method is really a PITA IMHO anyway ...
Oh my gravy all over my two scoops of rice (that's OMG in my world) LOVE THAT!!
MickeyD's & Burger King (a few others too) are the only chains to serve Spam!!
Don't have that here in the middle of the desert ::sniff:: (dang it, should never have moved)
but at least I know how to make my own Spam fried rice with eggs
and Portuguese sausage that I can find in the Asian Market
No photos but I can elaborate. Spam is cut 1/2"x1/2"x3", dipped in tempura batter and deep fried. Seaweed salad is red dulse and wakame soaked for 5 minutes in cold water, drained, gently squeezed and dried, then tossed in a dressing of sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, and gomasio; along with finely julienned daikon, English cucumber, and carrot. For the spinach, toss baby spinach in a screaming hot pan, remove from heat, splash with Shaoxing, golden balsamic, palm sugar, and toasted sesame seeds. Hollandaise is standard with togarishi mixed in.
Slice spam medium not thick not thin, place slices slightly overlapping so it will roll long
. Make a pineapple almond bread stuffing put a scoop on spam f and form into rolls. like stuffed cabbage Top with a pineapple/soy sauce bake at about 360 till internal temp is 160 Kids like this to and its inexpensive serve with mashed sweet potato
edb that really does sound ONO (delicious)
I did a Google search of Spam, and I was really suprised at what I read on Wikipedia
Bacon Spam! I've only seen that in Hawaii