Today we are making SPAM Musubi two different ways. The more traditional recipe that uses Teriyaki and then our very own creation with Ghost Pepper BBQ Sauce.
Hawaii consumes more SPAM than any other state at about 7 million cans a year. One of their spam dishes is SPAM Musubi (a variation of Japanese Sushi) that uses SPAM, Sushi rice, Nori and seasoning. SPAM Musubi is readily available throughout Hawaii in convenience stores, so let's give it a try!
SPAM Musubi Ingredients • 1 can Spam • 3 sheets of Nori • 1 ½ cups cooked Sushi Rice • ¼ CaJohns Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) BBQ Sauce • ½ cup Teriyaki Sauce
Remove Spam from can and save can for later steps.
2. Slice Spam into ¼” pieces.
For traditional, pour the Teriyaki sauce into a pan over medium heat. Simmer 6 to 7 minutes until reduced by approximately one half.
Place Spam on the grill over medium high heat and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until brown.
Brush the Teriyaki glaze or Ghost Pepper BBQ sauce on each piece of SPAM (both sides) and grill for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Be careful as the sauce can burn easily.
Remove the SPAM from the grill.
Carefully place a piece of plastic wrap in the empty SPAM can.
Place ½ - 3/4 inch of rice in the can (on top of the plastic wrap) and using a spoon, tap it down so it is tight, then add a piece of Spam.
Press the Spam and rice firmly in the can, then remove the plastic wrap with the rice and SPAM. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for each piece of Spam.
Using scissors, cut the Nori pieces into thirds. You should have 9 pieces when complete.
For the step-by-step recipe instrucions, watch our SPAM Musubi video.
Wrap each rice/SPAM piece in a strip of Nori. Brush a small amount of water on the edge of the Nori and then seal to wrapped Nori.