If summer 2012 is going to be about experimentation, I might as well start with the deadliest thing I can think of ingesting - spam. AKA potted meat. Sounds simply delicious and delightful, doesn't it? If you can believe it, I've actually never had spam before. Meat from a can has just never had the opportunity to pop up on my radar. And when I announced this to a casual gathering of my peers, they were aghast.
"Never tried spam before?! But you're missing out!"
What I want to know is how and when they've actually tried spam. We were born in the 80's - I didn't even know spam was something that was acceptable to eat back then. I consider myself a pretty experimental eater as well, maybe not a foodie, but I've eaten a lot of strange things.
However, nowadays spam is gaining in popularity. A good number of quite popular food trucks actually offer it up and people pay real money for it. And I want to know why. I have heard it is uber salty and like an extreme, denser version of bologna, which I happen to love. There are also a variety of diverse manners in which you can prepare it. The most popular that I've come across is spam musubi - a la Hawaii. I've listed out some of the tasty recipes that I've unearthed on the interwebs in the order that I would try these. Which one of these have you had before? And which one do you think I should try first?
As an aside, I've left out spam fried rice from the collection of photographs and recipes. Because I won't bastardize my fried rice recipe anymore than I already have. My relatives, I'm sure, are rolling over in their graves.
|Spam Musubi, with recipe from here|
|Spam Burger with an egg (how can you deny anything topped with an egg?) via here|
|Spam kimchi ramen via here. Sodium overload anyone?|
|Spam pb&j via here - super salty and sweet treat?|
|Spam pizza bake via here|