Thursday, December 24, 2009

Chupacabra Dining: Spam Sushi


One of my favorite things to eat in Maui is the Spam Sushi. You could use Boar's Head Spiced Ham instead of Spam; if Spam turns you off. But I bet you would like it, give it a go! Also this is more Californian than Hawaiian. The Hawaiian rolls are bigger and leave out the cucumber sticks, Radish Sprouts, Takuwan strips (Japanese pickled radish), and the Wasabi. Spam sushi is popular for the working stiff who needs something cheap and something on the go. Great way to start the day!

Spam Sushi (Hand Roll) Epicurious | May 1997

The Argonne Elementary School PTA, San Francisco
Our Favorite Recipes

ingredients
Spam strips, cooked Sato-Shayu style
Sushi rice
Nori (seaweed used to roll sushi)
Cucumber sticks
Radish sprouts
Takuwan strips (Japanese pickled radish)
Wasabi (Japanese horseradish)
preparation SUSHI RICE:

Wash and cook 3 cups Calrose rice. While still hot, season with Vinegar Sauce, or use packaged sushi mix such as Sushi!-No-Ko.


VINEGAR SAUCE:

1/2 cup Japanese rice vinegar

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

Cook until sugar dissolves. Cool. Sprinkle half of vinegar sauce over hot rice; mix gently. Add more vinegar sauce to taste. Or follow instructions on package mix.


SATO-SHOYU STYLE:

Spam sliced or cubed.


SAUCE:

1/4 cup shoyu

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)

Bring sauce to a boil in a small pan. Add Spam, lower heat, and cook 2-3 minutes.


TO ASSEMBLE SUSHI:

Cut a sheet of nori in half. Place nori on your left hand; add a small amount of rice. Add Spam and all or some of the other ingredients. Wrap nori around the filling and toll from left to right.


Source Information
Our Favorite Recipes
The Argonne Elementary School PTA, San Francisco

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