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Old 09-16-2004, 05:58 PM   #61
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I'll never forget going to Austin, Minnesota. We toured the SPAM museum, then went for a drink, and got to talking to the locals. Mentioned that we'd lived in Hawaii off & on for 10 years. They were excited! "Do they REALLY eat SPAM there?" They thought it was propoganda sold to them as kids. Nope, folks; SPAM rules in Hawaii. Every time I see a "Hawaiian" pizza that features Canadian bacon (huh?) and pineapple, I'm astonished. Canadian bacon? Not as long as there's a can of SPAM in the universe. Another favorite was kabobs made with pineapple and chunks of SPAM. SPAM was a regular on almost every breakfast menu, even in some of the fancier restaurants. In fact, I don't like SPAM; however, this is a time-honored tradition. Haven't been back to Hawaii in awhile, and hope it hasn't changed!! Oh, heaven forbid .. not kidding here, even kinds of sushi made with ... you guessed it, SPAM.
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Spam sushi... I would try that :!:
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Old 09-16-2004, 06:38 PM   #63
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Spam sushi... I would try that :!:
Its good.

SPAM SUSHI (HAND ROLL)




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)



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 instuctions onpackage 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.
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Old 09-21-2004, 11:16 PM   #64
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My first job with the Forest Service was as a fire lookout. Since it was a long drive to a major store and my cold storage was limited I ate alot of Spam, potatoes, bread, beans, and other canned foods. While I was up there I craved milk the most. I really got tired of iced tea and water. But it was great fun. I would do that job again if they would pay me the same wages that I make now. Every once in awhile I get the chance when we have a lightning storm and we staff one of the normally unstaffed fire lookouts. I have seen some of Mother Nature's greatest fireworks.

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Old 09-22-2004, 01:35 AM   #65
 
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I have not had Spam in a long time, but used to eat it as a teenager. I think I posted somewhere earlier about it. I got turned on to it because my grandpa ate it... he and I were very close. He didn't always have it fried though.. sometimes with a little mustard on a roll or bread.
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Even though I do not like Spam, I ran across a recipe & thought I'd share it with all you Spam lovers. If you try it, let me know how you like it!

Tangy Spam Loaf
1 can Spam
1C. onion, grated
1 large potato, grated
2 carrots, grated
1 egg, well beaten
4Tbsp. ketchup
1Tbsp. mustard
1C. milk

With a fork, mash Spam until it's broken up with a consistency similar to ground beef. Mix in next 6 ingredients; knead with fingers to mix thfoughly. Mix in milk. Spread in greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 deg. for 1 hour.
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My first job with the Forest Service was as a fire lookout. Since it was a long drive to a major store and my cold storage was limited I ate alot of Spam, potatoes, bread, beans, and other canned foods. While I was up there I craved milk the most. I really got tired of iced tea and water. But it was great fun. I would do that job again if they would pay me the same wages that I make now. Every once in awhile I get the chance when we have a lightning storm and we staff one of the normally unstaffed fire lookouts. I have seen some of Mother Nature's greatest fireworks.

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SC, I'm envious. Ever since I read Norman McLean's books I've wished I could have done that for at least one season.
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My first job with the Forest Service was as a fire lookout. Since it was a long drive to a major store and my cold storage was limited I ate alot of Spam, potatoes, bread, beans, and other canned foods. While I was up there I craved milk the most. I really got tired of iced tea and water. But it was great fun. I would do that job again if they would pay me the same wages that I make now. Every once in awhile I get the chance when we have a lightning storm and we staff one of the normally unstaffed fire lookouts. I have seen some of Mother Nature's greatest fireworks.

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SC, I'm envious. Ever since I read Norman McLean's books I've wished I could have done that for at least one season.

Thanks, mudbug. I really do enjoy my job. It is something different from one day to the next. For example, today I worked with the archaeologist to protect a railroad grade and log skids from the steam donkey era of harvesting timber. The link below will take you to a picture of the first fire lookout that I ever worked on.

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Gorgeous photo, SC. Please explain "steam donkey"
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My grandfather used it for spaghetti sauce. It was really delicious but we were always a bit reluctant to eat it because he teased us saying it was monkey meat. I still make it from time to time.
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