Kimchi Spam Pizza

  
This crazy pizza just came to me last night! I really thought it would be fun to put kimchi on a the corn meal crust, and American cheese, spam and some fresh pineapple just seemed like the perfect accompaniment. Don’t hate me because I love spam. 

Ingredients:
1 cornmeal crust or regular pizza
4 – 8 slices america cheese
1/2 c kimchi, drained and chopped
1/2 spam, cubed and cooked crispy
1/2 c fresh pineapple, chopped

Preheat oven to 450.

If using regular pizza dough roll it out. Top with american cheese, kimchi, crispy spam and pineapple. Bake until cheese is melted and crust is crispy.

Serves 2 – 4.

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Spam Musubi

  
So I have a very guilty pleasure – fried spam with rice on top. This recipe was inspired by some musubi I had in Hawaii, that was light on rice and heavy on spam.

Ingredinets:

  • 1 can spam, sliced into 6 pieces
  • 1 c sushi rice, cooked – and warm
  • Fukatake
  • 1 TBSP Japanese rice wine vinegar 

Stir vinegar into rice, set aside.

Heat a large pan over medium high heat, add spam and cook until crispy, about 5 minutes per side.

Slice slices in half. With a cookie scoop, scoop a small amount of rice, press firmly then place on spam. Top with fukatake.

Serves 2 – 4.

Spam and Kimichi Musubi

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Last year I made musubi on New Year’s day and it seems to be turning into a bit of a tradition. This year I used a recipe I found in F&W – adding Kimichi was just what the musubi needed to take it up a notch!!

Ingredients:
2 cups sushi rice
Salt
1/4 c kimchi
1 TBSP toasted sesame oil
1 can of Spam, cut into 8 slices
Four 8-by-7 1/2-inch sheets of nori
1 TBSP toasted sesame oil
Sriracha chile sauce
1 scallion, thinly sliced, for garnish

In a large saucepan, cover the rinsed rice with 2 cups of water. Season with salt and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 17 minutes. Uncover and place a clean kitchen towel over the pot. Replace the lid and let stand off the heat for 10 minutes. Fluff the rice and let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, add the kimchi and 1 tablespoon of water to a blender or mini food processor and puree.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add the Spam slices and cook over moderate heat, turning once, until browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Arrange 1 sheet of nori with the longer side facing you and rub with a little sesame oil. Mound 1/3 cup of the warm sushi rice on the bottom and pat into an 8-by-2-inch rectangle. Spread 1 scant tablespoon of the kimchi puree on the rice. Top with 2 slices of Spam. Fold up the rice in the nori, pressing it into a rectangle. Repeat with the remaining nori sheets, sesame oil, rice, kimchi puree and Spam; there may be a little rice leftover. Using a sharp, moistened knife, cut each roll into 6 pieces, wiping the knife with a damp towel between slices.

Arrange the musubi on a platter, dot with Sriracha, garnish with the sliced scallion and serve.

Makes 2 dozen pieces.

Spam Sushi Roll

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I admit it – fried spam is tasty especially coupled with soy sauce. This is my take on spam sushi aka Musubi, I spiced it up a bit by added sriracha sauce. I also made a veggie roll with cucumber and avocado.

Ingredients:
1 recipe sushi rice (a la Alton Brown)
1 can Spam, sliced into 8 slices and the slice them lengthwise.
Soy Sauce
Sriracha
Nori

Make sure sushi rice is at room temperature.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat, add spam and cook for about 5 minutes until nice and crispy on the underside. Flip the spam over and pour soy sauce on top of each slice, about 1/2 tsp. cook for 4 more minutes and remove from pan.

Spread sushi rice on nori, add spam and a drizzle of sriracha sauce, then roll – a $1.99 sushi matt comes in really handy here. Slice and serve.

Makes about 4 rolls.

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