Spam Musubi: Hawaii’s Hidden Gold…That’s Right, Forget Diamonds


Ever gone to a Hawaiian restaurant and wondered how they made this?  WONDER NO MORE BECAUSE I HAVE FIGURED OUT THIS CORONARY ARTERIAL DISEASE CAUSING WONDERFULNESS!!  Let’s get it on…


1 can of Spam Musubi
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/4 cup of water
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons of hoisen sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
Several large sheets of Nori Seaweed
1-3 cups of white rice (depending how much rice you want to use)


First cut the spam musubi into 1/4 inch slices or whatever thickness you like.  Marinate them into the mixture of sugar, water, oyster sauce, hoisen sauce for 10 minutes.  Take them out and pan fry them until they are crispy. You don’t have to use oil to fry them, you can if you want, but I find that spam musubi already has so much saturated fats that the moment it hits the pan, all the fat from the spam already renders out to an amazing amount. 0_0

To make the sauce, take the marinade and check for taste, if the flavor is really strong to your liking, dilute it with some water.  Pour the entire mixture into the sauce pan.  Now, you can thicken it one of two ways.  You can reduce the sauce over the stove (simmering it until a lot of the water boils out) or you can make a roux.  To do the roux, put some oil into a pan, and put some all purpose flour in it (make sure the oil is hot first before doing this).  Cook the flour until you see it become almost like the consistency of mash potatoes.  Pour the marinade mixture into the pan.  I personally like to do it the traditional way, which is to just reduce the mixture.  I personally dilute the sauce until it taste like sweet and sour sauce, I like it a little strong.

After the sauce has reduced, remove it off the stove and let it cool, it will continue to thicken further to the  consistency of gravy.  Now, take the spam musubi you had just fried up.  Get the rice.  Have your rice, than your spam musubi, then a plate to put your creation on.

FIRST and FOREMOST, wet your hands with water so the rice isn’t sticking to your hands.  Grab some rice and built the two rice layers to about the size of the spam musubi.  Add the two layers on top and below the spam.  Take the nori seaweed and measure out wide the nori should be so that it would fit the spam musubi.  Cut accordingly.  Wrap the spam musubi and to close up the wrap, moisten the edges of the seaweed to bind the seaweed together.  Cut at a 45 degree angle and serve.

ENJOY!!!  Don’t eat too much, spam has a lot of saturated fats haha.


~ by thankgoditsfood on October 4, 2009.

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