There are a bunch of stories about where this dish/snack came from, but for sure, it's all all over Hawaii. It's great for a snack, to carry in a car on trips or take on a picnic. This dish is a variation of one I saw on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Soakin' Up Maui) on the Food Network.
- 1 can Spam
- 2 cups uncooked rice
- 1 pkg Nori
- 2 Tbs Soy Sauce
- 2 tsp Oyster Sauce
- 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp Teriyaki Sauce
- 1 Tbs sugar
- 1 Musubi Cutter
- 1 Musubi Press
- Using a Musubi cutter cut the Spam the width of the block of meat. If you don’t have a
Spam Cutter, you can do this very carefully with a knife making the slices 1/8″ thick.
- Mix the soy sauce, sugar oyster sauce, Worcestershire sauce and teriyaki sauce in a
small sauce pot.
- Place the sliced Spam in the marinade, bring to a medium boil for about ten minutes
and remove from heat. Allow mixture to cool and then place all of it in a 1 gallon zip
lock bag and place it in the fridge for 2 to 24 hours (the longer the better).
- Remove marinade package from fridge and place all contents in a bowl retaining
liquid. In a medium or large frying pan cook the Spam over medium heat until outside
is crispy. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Cook rice according to instructions on package.
- If using full sheets, use either a very sharp knife or scissors and cut Nori in half
lengthwise. Here you can leave it the way it is or cut it lengthwise again. It's a matter of
personal preference and how wide you want it.
- Put a small amount of marinade in small cup for sealing the package.
- To make it much easier to wrap, I always use a clean slick/non-porous surface to
press the Musubi on or use Parchment Paper.
Wrapping the Musubi
- On a clean surface place Spam in Musubi Press first and then the sushi rice.
- Compress the rice and Spam (and anything else) with the press.
- Sprinkle 1 tsp of marinade on rice and remove mold.
- Wrap Nori around middle of ingredients.
- Touch marinade in cup and use it to wet end of nori and seal ends together.
- If you don’t eat it immediately, you can refrigerate for two to three days (warm in
microwave before serving if refrigerated). Serve as an appetizer or side dish. If you're taking it with you somewhere, just wrap a bunch in Cling Wrap® and off you go.
Note: You can also be adventurous and try theTeriyaki, Hot and Spicy (my favorite), Jalapeño, Hickory or any ot the other types of Spam( no need to marinade these).
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