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How to Make Spam Musubi

You don’t need to fly to Hawaii to try this tasty authentic Hawaiian Spam Musubi. With this easy recipe you can make it yourself at home!

What is Spam Musubi?

For those of you who have never lived in or visited Hawaii, allow me to enlighten you for a moment. Spam became increasingly popular in Hawaii after WWII, it was sent to the troops stationed in Hawaii and kind of spread from there. It was cheap. It was easy to cook. And it still is! It is actually one of the staple foods there still today.

What is Spam?

Spam is a canned meat made mostly with ham. When I lived in Hawaii I had SPAM all the time, mainly because it was pretty much all I could afford. I had it for breakfast with eggs and rice. I had it for dinner with noodles and rice. And for lunch, I made this Spam Musubi. You can buy Spam Musubi in Hawaii at any grocery store or gas station. On the mainland, it is available in most grocery stores where you buy canned meats.

I know you are skeptical, I was too until I tried it. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of SPAM, this is worth a try! I made it for some of my family members last week and they all were pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Think of it as a Hawaiian hot dog… really, it’s good! Don’t knock it til you try it!

Make your own Musubi mold

First of all, you will need to make or buy a Musubi mold. I didn’t want to fork out $10 to have one sent to me from Hawaii so I made my own. First, you will need to get a mini SPAM can (you will need SPAM anyway to make the Musubi). If you use the full size can, cut it down to about half the original height. Clean it out well with soap and water. CAREFULLY cut off the bottom with a utility knife or an exact-o knife, then cover the sharp edges with electrical tape or duct tape (make sure the tape you use it NON-lead based).

This authentic Spam Musubi recipe comes from Hawaii. Bring a taste of the islands home with this popular and delicious dish.

Spam Sushi Roll

I admit it – fried spam is tasty especially coupled with soy sauce. This is my take on spam sushi aka Musubi, I spiced it up a bit by added sriracha sauce. I also made a veggie roll with cucumber and avocado.

Ingredients:
1 recipe sushi rice (a la Alton Brown)
1 can Spam, sliced into 8 slices and the slice them lengthwise.
Soy Sauce
Sriracha
Nori

Make sure sushi rice is at room temperature.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat, add spam and cook for about 5 minutes until nice and crispy on the underside. Flip the spam over and pour soy sauce on top of each slice, about 1/2 tsp. cook for 4 more minutes and remove from pan.

Spread sushi rice on nori, add spam and a drizzle of sriracha sauce, then roll – a $1.99 sushi matt comes in really handy here. Slice and serve.

I admit it – fried spam is tasty especially coupled with soy sauce. This is my take on spam sushi aka Musubi, I spiced it up a bit by added sriracha sauce. I also made a veggie roll with cucumber and avocado. Ingredients: 1 recipe sushi rice (a la Alton Brown) 1 can Spam, sliced… ]]>