1) SPAM NIGIRI WITH GINGER RICE
My friends know I nurture a pet hate for all spammers!LOL
Following a suggestion by my good Foodbuzz friend, Bazooka Gourmet, I decided to run a little series on recipes including Spam.
Spam Spam sushi nigiri is apparently the “National Sushi of Hawaii”.
I’m sure friends there will come with some more interesting suggestions!
Spam Nigiri with Ginger rice!
-Steamed rice: 3 small bowls ( a bowl means a serving in Japan. That should make enough for 6 nigiri. Bear in mind that the nigiri will be a large as a spam slice)
-Spam: 1 standard can. Enough to make 6 slices
-Fresh ginger: 30 g
-Leeks (Manno style, but any leeks can work if thin enough): 4~5 stems
-Sesame oil: 1 tablespoon
-White sesame seeds: 1 tablespoon
-Cheese (sliced cheese): 2 fourths of a large thin slice.
-Nori: dry seaweed for binding
Here is the kind of spam available in Japan.
-Leeks and fresh ginger before chopping (leeks) and grating (ginger).
-Fry the spam slices on both sides until satisfaction.
-You may vary on the thickness of the spam slice.
-Add the grated 80% of the chopped leeks, ginger, sesame seeds and sesame oil with the freshly steamed rice.
Chop the leeks.
-Form a rice ball of the spam surface size and and shape. Place a cheese on top, than a slice of fried spam.
Secure with a band of nori/dried seaweed.
Serve them sprinkled with the rest of the chopped leeks.
Eat at once!
-Try and use freshely steamed rice. It willbe easier to shape and will not break away.
-Don’t be afraid of increasing the amount of ginger, leeks and white seame to add more taste.ご飯は少し硬めに-On the other hand, do not add sesame oil!
2) SPAM DONBURI/JAPANESE SPAM ON A BOWL OF RICE
Here is another suggestion for using spam that is surely going to provoke Bazooka Gourmet into new comments! LOL
It is very simple and makes for a solid meal.
Steam some rice either to be served plain or as sushi rice. See sushi rice recipe HERE for the latter.
Fill a large bowl with the sushi rice.
Sprinkle the top with plenty of Finely cut dry seaweed.
You might smear here and there with a little grated wasabi, too.
Use spam that you would have cut into strips and fried (and let cool) with seasoning beforehand.
Intersperse them with avocado slices (seasoned with a little soy sauce and lemon juice.
Place a poached egg in the middle.
Season the whole with the dressing or mayonnaise of your choice in the pattern suggested in picture.
You may add plum tomatoes and greens for better effect and taste!
3) SPAM CALIFORNIA ROLL
Back into spam!
Bazooka Gourmet is going to kill for that one!LOL
Making the most of simple ingredients to create that ever popular Clifornia Roll!
-Spam: 1 can
-Avocado: 1 (ripe)
-Nori/dry seaweed (as much as needed)
-Sesame seeds (as much as needed)
-Mayonnaise (as much as needed)
-Rice: 2large bowls (freshly made. See sushi rice recipe HERE)
-Salt, pepper: to taste
-Cut spam into strips and fry.
-Prepare the eggs as tamagoyaki/Japanese omelette and cut as shown in above picture. Check HERE for basic Tamagoyaki recipe!
-Cut avocado as in above picture and let them for a while in some water added with lemon juice. This will prevent the avocado turning brown.
-First spread a sheet of cellophane paper over a sushi roll mat. Then spread sushi rice over it evenly and not too thickly!.
-Spread dry seaweed sheets over the rice.
-Place the sapm, tamgoyaki and avocado as shown in above picture at some distance from the extremity. Line with some mayonnaise.
Point: mix some grated wasabi with the mayonnaise first!
-Roll your Californai roll.
Unwrap and sprinkle it sesame seeds as shown in above picture.
-Cut and serve!
-The rice can be simple slightly salted steamed rice instead of the sushi rice.
-Tamagoyaki can be made in thin wide omelette you will roll first before lining the California roll with it.
-Let your imgination go free if you want to replace the sesame seeds with something else!
Easy, isn’t it?
4) SPAM EGG ROLL
Back into spam!
Bazooka Gourmet is going to start screaming like a banshee!LOL
Making the most of simple ingredients to create a kind of roll reminiscent of a sushi roll!
Spam Egg Roll!
INGREDIENTS: For 2 people
-Spam: Half a can or 170 g
-Edamame: 50 g boiled. If not available can be replaced with boild string beans.
-Mayonnaise: 1 tablespoon
-Salt and pepper: to taste
Mash it and add mayonnaise, edamame, salt and pepper. Mix well.
-Beat the egg into an omelette.
Use a rectangular nonstick frypan as the ones used for making tamagoyaki/omelette. Make three omelettes (or one if large enough) as thin as possible. Don’t hesitate to make more if needed.
Take out and let cool.
-Cut spam in thin slices and fry. Set apart to let cool down.
-Form rolls as shown on above picture.
Cut in halves before serving!