After listening to a Stuff You Should Know podcast about SPAM, Juz was really curious about what it tastes like. Having everlasting ham on hand could be a good thing, right? She decided to buy a can and experiment with a few recipes. This is the first time she has ever cooked with the stuff, and it turned out surprisingly edible… and good, possibly because we had very low expectations.
- 1-2 cloves garlic, diced
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 tbs butter
- 1 tbs oil
- 1 can of SPAM, diced
- ½ tsp each of mustard seed, Italian herbs, cumin and paprika
- 1/8 of cabbage, shredded
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chilli flakes (optional)
- Add garlic, onion, butter and oil to pan and sauté.
- Add SPAM and spices and cook for 4-5 minutes.
- Stir cabbage through, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes, depending on how soft you like your cabbage. If you want it to be more moist, use a little bit more butter.
- Add chilli and serve.
Dave’s first impressions were that the SPAM was tender and melted in the mouth. It didn’t have a strong flavour, and whatever flavour it did have wasn’t horrible. Perhaps the other ingredients masked the flavour of the SPAM too well. Would we eat it again? YES!