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Old 02-17-2005, 05:45 PM   #1
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WASABI -SPAM Sushi comes to Eugene

THis week-end there is an Asian Festival at the fair grounds, and in the food section in wednesday''s paper they printed a recipe for this taht was created by chef Ken Nagao last year and he is doing it again for the fair this year. It states that his recipe for this is really popular in Hawaii. Any truth to that wasabi? If anyone is interested, let me know and I will post the recipe. It seem to be like regular sushi.

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Old 02-17-2005, 05:59 PM   #2
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Norg, We love spam and we love sushi, so I quess he is right.
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Old 02-17-2005, 06:01 PM   #3
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Norg, We love spam and we love sushi, so I quess he is right.
wasabi, I know you love spam and sushi, which is why I saved the article in case you wanted the recipe. Have you seen spam sushi on the menu? If I get a chance this week-end I will go a try it, a way to try spam (which I ahve not eaten since I was a child living at home with my parents) without buying an entire can incase I do not like it now. I do not like wasting food.
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Old 02-17-2005, 06:19 PM   #4
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Old 02-17-2005, 06:23 PM   #5
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kitchennisse, you took the word right out of my mouth. However, in all fairness if I get to the faire this week-end, I may grit my teeth and try one, as long as they are not an arm and a leg expensive.
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Old 02-17-2005, 06:31 PM   #6
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Good for you norg. It wouldn'd hurt to at least try it. 1,211,537 Hawaiians can't be wrong. Let me know how you like it ( or don't). I will give you credit for at least trying it.
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Good for you norg. It wouldn'd hurt to at least try it. 1,211,537 Hawaiians can't be wrong. Let me know how you like it ( or don't). I will give you credit for at least trying it.
thanks, I will try it if I can get to the festival.
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Old 02-17-2005, 06:38 PM   #8
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Norg, good for you for trying it! Is it spam misubi that you have a recipe for? (spelling, wasabi, you can correct me) :) I actually really like that dish (?) it's great on the go food. though when I picked up a piece while in Hawaii last year, they put very little spam in it. :( I've had better pieces where the rice to spam ratio was much better.
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I like Spam - - and I like sushi - - I've tried Spam sushi and even hotdog sushi - I probably like Spam sushi the best out of 3 of those - but I'd rather eat my spam fried on a sandwich or bun with a fried egg on top (I must be hungry - every time I type about food that's the food I want). And I like my sushi - well, more traditional and preferably with something raw.
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I know what you mean by very little spam in the musubi. That's why I make my own.
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Wasabi, is it easy to make? I've never made this and want to try it, I think my son would like it. I've never made sushi, so can you post directions or a recipe? Thx! :)
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Norg, good for you for trying it! Is it spam misubi that you have a recipe for? (spelling, wasabi, you can correct me) :) I actually really like that dish (?) it's great on the go food. though when I picked up a piece while in Hawaii last year, they put very little spam in it. :( I've had better pieces where the rice to spam ratio was much better.
The heading on the recipe is for spam sushi, I am not certain what misubi is. wasabi is a Japanese horseraddish, green in color, carries a nip and is quite good.
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Wasabi, is it easy to make? I've never made this and want to try it, I think my son would like it. I've never made sushi, so can you post directions or a recipe? Thx! :)
Spam© Musubi

5 Cups cooked sushi rice -- room temperature

5 sheets nori - cut in half lengthwise

1 (12oz) can of SPAM©

6 tsbp soy sauce

4 tbsp mirin

4 tbsp sugar

Furikake to taste



Cut spam© into 10 slices, fry until slightly crispy. Remove and drain on plate lined with paper towels. In a second pan, combine soy sauce, mirin, and sugar and bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to low. Add spam© slices, coating them in the mixture. when the mixture has thickend, remove spam from the pan.

Lay a sheet of Nori lengthwise on clean surface. Moisten lwer half of husubi maker (see note) and place on lower third of nori. Fill mishubi maker with rice and press flat until the rice is 3/4 inch high. Sprinkle rice with furikake. top with slice of spam©. Remove musubi maker and keep in bowl of warm water to keep it clean and moist.

Starting at the end towards you, fold nori over spam© and rice stack and keep rolling until compleately wrapped in the nori. Slightly dampen the end of the nori to seal it. Repeat with the other slices. Make sure to rince off the misubi maker after each use to prevent it from getting too sticky.

Note: you can also use an empty can of spam© that can that has been opened on both sides for musubi mold, using your hands or a peice of spam© to press down on the rice.

Yield: makes 10 musubi

prep time: 25 minutes

cooking time: 30 minutes

difficulty: easy


I do not use the mirin, soy sauce and sugar.
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Thanks wasabi, btw why do you not use mirin, soy and sugar? What do you use as a substitute.???
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I do not coat my spam in this mixture. I don't like my spam sweet, just plain fried spam.
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Thanks Wasabi!! :)
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I do not coat my spam in this mixture. I don't like my spam sweet, just plain fried spam.
oh, I knew that.....
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I was in Ausin, MN one day, after visiting the Spam museum. Hubby and I were having a drink at a bar, and mentioned that we'd lived in Hawaii off & on for ten years, and still had many freinds in Hawaii. Our bartender asked, "Is it true that Spam is really THAT popular in Hawaii?" YES!!!!! Even some of the fanciest restaurants where we'd go for breakfast or brunch would have Spam. Many, many sushis made with Spam. Pineapple and spam chunks on a skewer. It rather burns my butt to see "Hawaiian pizza" being passed off with Canadian bacon. Huh? In Hawaii, at least in my day, it would be ... yes, Spam. Saimin (similar to ramen noodles, if you've never done small places in Hawaii) often has a chunk or two of Spam. I never did develop a taste for it. But I think some day I'll throw a real luau, and you bet there will be Spam on the menu!!

OK, there are a couple of current residents of Hawaii on these boards. AM I wrong?
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Old 02-20-2005, 08:48 PM   #19
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OK, there are a couple of current residents of Hawaii on these boards. AM I wrong?
Here I am. Queen of Spam, wasabi!
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Thank you, Wasabi!! Seriously, the barkeep at that Austin (excuse the typo above) place actually said she and many of her classmates (I had the feeling that she was maybe mid 30s) were told that Hawaii had the largest per capital consumption of Spam (Korea was #2)(interesting that we're comparing a state to a country, but I won't go there), and she and her freinds thought it was propaganda (my word, she said something else that i can't quite remember). When Jer and I told her that a REAL Hawaiian pizza would have spam, that no cocktail party would be without some spam preparation, and no breakfast would be without it, be it fast food or top of the line fancy restaurant. Spam rules in Hawaii. I'm glad to hear some things never change. As I said, I could live forever without eating spam .... BUT .... it wouldn't be Hawaii without spam.
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