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Homemade Spam Recipes

Originally created in 1937 to feed soldiers during World War II, Spam has always been a beloved American culinary icon. Nowadays, it’s a popular ingredient in countless recipes, from kimchi fried rice to katsu musubi.

Homemade Spam is easy to make at home, and the results are always delicious. Try out some of these recipes to create a new favorite dish for your family.

1. Mom’s Teriyaki Sauce

Mom’s Teriyaki Sauce is a classic Hawaiian-style marinade that features salty shoyu, aromatic garlic & ginger, & sweetness from brown sugar for a crave-worthy caramelized char. It’s an easy to make, flavorful teriyaki recipe that’s perfect for grilling up your favorite protein (we love using this marinade on grilled tr-tip)!

This savory, sweet teriyaki sauce is made with simple pantry ingredients and it’s ready in 10 minutes. It’s a great recipe to have in your back pocket for quick weeknight meals!

You can use this teriyaki sauce to top a variety of dishes from egg rolls to potstickers. It’s also a great dipping sauce for noodles and rice!

For a thicker sauce, stir in some cornstarch or potato starch with water. Then bring the sauce to a boil and simmer until it thickens. You can store it in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.

A teriyaki marinade is a popular choice for grilled chicken, beef, pork, and other meats. It can be used as a dipping sauce, a topping for teriyaki chicken, or even as a marinade for a smoky barbecue!

The best part about this homemade teriyaki sauce is that it’s so much more flavorful than the store-bought variety. Plus, you can adjust the ingredients to your personal taste.

A quick note about this teriyaki sauce recipe: If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, be sure to check the label on the soy sauce and tamari. They may contain wheat. However, this recipe is still delicious for anyone with celiac disease or other gluten-free needs. If you don’t have a soy sauce brand that is gf, simply sub your favorite gluten-free soy sauce for the regular version!

2. Rice

Rice is a staple in many cultures, and is a great source of carbohydrates. It is also a good source of protein and dietary fiber, which helps with weight loss. However, it is deficient in some vitamins and minerals. Fortunately, there are ways to add some of these nutrients back into your diet.

The most common form of rice is white rice, which has been processed and polished to remove the bran layers and germ. This process removes the majority of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. This is why rice is often labeled as “refined.”

You can make your own rice from scratch using this simple recipe, or you can use prepackaged rice that is marketed to health-conscious people. If you choose to make your own, follow these tips:

Before cooking your rice, soak it in cold water for 30 minutes or more. This will help it cook more evenly and prevent clumps from developing.

Once your rice is soaked, drain it well. Tip it into a pan and bring to a boil. Swirl the rice around to distribute it more evenly.

When the rice is boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan, and simmer until the rice is tender.

Alternatively, you can stir-fry your rice with your chosen protein, vegetables, and seasonings in a separate pan before adding it to the main pan. This will save you time and ensure your meal is delicious!

Spam fried rice is a hearty, filling dish that can be made in under 30 minutes. It’s perfect for a quick dinner, breakfast, or even as leftovers! This homemade spam fried rice recipe has a savory-sweet flavor, and it uses only 8 ingredients!

3. Furikake

Furikake is a savory Japanese seasoning that’s most often found in ethnic markets and grocery stores. It’s a blend of sesame seeds, seaweed, and salt that’s used as a finishing touch to many dishes.

This easy to make seasoning is a great way to add extra flavor and crunch to your food. It can be sprinkled over rice, popcorn, eggs, salads, soups, and even fried chicken sandwiches.

You can find furikake at most Asian grocery stores, but it’s also pretty easy to make from scratch. You’ll need toasted sesame seeds, dried seaweed (also called nori), granulated sugar, and bonito flakes.

Once you’ve got all of your ingredients, you can mix them together in a large bowl. The toasted sesame seeds add a rich nutty flavor that works well with the other flavors.

For this recipe, I recommend using a mixture of white and black sesame seeds. The white will provide the most nutty aroma and flavor while the black will add an interesting color contrast with the nori.

To give your furikake an added punch of umami, I recommend adding soy sauce and mirin to the seasoning. This will help balance out the saltiness, which can sometimes overpower the other flavors.

Once you’ve mixed up your furikake, you can store it in an airtight jar. This will keep in the fridge for about 6 months or so. You can also use this mixture as a topping on fresh fish, vegetables, and pasta.

4. Sushi Nori

Sushi nori (or roasted seaweed) is a key ingredient in these Hawaiian spam musubi. It holds everything together and adds a nice savory flavor to the dish.

It can be found in many supermarkets and also at sushi bars, but it is best to buy a reputable brand of Japanese nori. Some nori comes with color and letter grades based on quality, so it is important to know what kind you are buying before making sushi or musubi.

To make this homemade spam musubi, you will need the following ingredients: nori, steamed rice, furikake, and spam. For the teriyaki sauce, you will need sugar, mirin, soy sauce, and a bit of salt.

Start by cutting the nori sheets into 4 even strips per sheet. You can also cut them into thirds or in half if you prefer.

Next, place a nori sheet on top of a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper such that the shiny & smooth side is facing down & one of its slightly longer sides is closest to you. Then, place the outer box of the musubi mold on top of the nori such that its long edge runs parallel with the longer sides of the nori.

Spoon about 1/2 cup of steamed sushi rice onto the nori, and then sprinkle with some furikake. Using the sushi mold press, compact the rice, and then place a slice of spam on top.

Lastly, wrap the nori strip around the steamed rice and spam so that it wraps over them and forms a pouch. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

These homemade spam musubi are an easy & tasty snack or meal, perfect for on-the-go! They also make a great addition to a lunchbox or appetizer platter!

5. Spam

Spam is a meat that is usually packaged in cans and sold at grocery stores. Originally introduced in 1937, it’s been an increasingly popular food in recent years. It’s also been used in a variety of recipes. Some of the most popular ways to eat Spam are as a sandwich, in fried rice or in katsu musubi (a Japanese dish that consists of fried pork and fish).

Homemade spam isn’t all that difficult to make but it can be tricky because the process involves mixing together pork shoulder, ham and garlic powder and processing the mixture until it emulsifies into a pink paste. You can do this in a food processor or use a stand mixer. The key is to mix quickly and keep the ingredients cold, which can be done by placing them in a refrigerator for an hour or two.

Once the ingredients are mixed, it’s time to put the meat in a mold or terrine pan. The most common is a bread pan or a loaf pan but you can also use disposable aluminum foil ones. If you want to bake your spam, you will need a large baking dish that can accommodate a water bath. This will help protect your spam from drying out while it cooks.

Once your Spam is ready, it can be stored in a refrigerator for 1 week or in the freezer for 2 months. It can also be cut into slices and grilled or seared. Then you can eat it with mayo, mustard or a variety of sauces.

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