I was born in Hawaii, and given that my parents lived on Oahu for six years, some of the Hawaiian culture slipped into our family life. One of those pieces of culture was SPAM. I don’t eat it very often but I do enjoy it when I do, this little dish is super easy to make and it’s one of my son’s favorite dinners.
I’m not going to do a big recipe thing this time. I’m just going to share with you what goes into my version of Musubi and leave it to you to make it your own.
Take two cans of SPAM cut them into slices and marinate in teriyaki sauce. I’ve found that the Kroger brand teriyaki sauce is really delicious. I usually toss in a can of drained pineapple rings or fresh pineapple. I love onions so I added a whole sliced up sweet onion. Then I let everything sit in the marinate for about 20 minutes. You’ll want Sushi rice (although jasmine rice works too) – either precooked/packaged rice (there are some great microwave versions) or home cooked to go with your SPAM – you can cook it while you’re marinating everything else.
After you’ve marinated your SPAM you’ll need to fry or grill everything to doneness. I like using the grill pan to get those grill lines on everything. Serve together in a bowl. Add finely chopped nori to the top if you have it on hand.
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