Monday, 26 November 2012
Spam has a bad reputation.
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for it though. When I was in elementary school, my dad would make my lunches. Sometimes instead of the typical peanut butter and jelly sandwich, he would make spam musubi.
Spam musubi is essentially a seaweed and rice sandwich. A slice of cooked spam is sandwiched between two layers of rice and wrapped with seasoned seaweed. Add some sort of seasoning, if you're so inclined. The result? Salty deliciousness.
Sure it's not the healthiest of foods, but one is pretty filling, and for me, nostalgic. Plus it beats the monotony of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!
- hot white or brown rice
- salt water
- sheets of nori (seaweed)
- fried sliced spam
- not really an ingredient, but if you've got a musubi mold, it'll really help shape your spam musubi. Alternatively, you can use the can of spam as a mold, but you need to remove the top and bottom of the tin, so you can see through it.
- Place a half sheet of nori, shiny side down, on a flat surface.
- Place the musubi mold or can of spam (with ends removed) over the half-sheet.
- Fill half way with hot rice, sprinkle with salted water and press. (the salt water prevents the rice from sticking to the press and flavors the rice.)
- Place a slice of fried SPAM in after pressing the rice, then fill mold, sprinkle with salt water and press again.
- Remove the mold and wrap the nori around the pressed musubi.
- Repeat with remaining pieces of SPAM.
photo credit goes to my dad!