Spam has always been a favorite of mine. It’s really easy to cook and can be eaten for any meal of the day. For breakfast, I fry it up and enjoy it with eggs. Or for lunch, I can simply add it to a bowl of steamed rice, cover the whole thing with ketchup, and dig in. Now that’s fine dining!
I know that some people aren’t huge fans of Spam, which is fine, I hear your concerns and I’ve got answers:
“Why does it stay in the shape of the can?” You’re going to slice it up before you cook it, so don’t worry about it.
“It has too much sodium.” We’ve got you covered. There’s Lite Spam!
“I don’t even know what Spam is made of.” Deliciousness.
If you are still on the fence, I’d like you to try my all time favorite way to eat it – Spam musubi bites! You’re going to love them!
To make these adorable bite-sized versions of musubi, you will need:
1 can of Spam
Dried seaweed – You can usually find this in the “International” aisle at your local grocery store. Large or small, it doesn’t matter since the seaweed is very easy to cut to fit your needs.
2) Prepare your marinade. Your marinade is soy sauce and sugar mixed together. Depending on how many musubi bites you want determines how much marinade you need. There are no exact measurements since it’s just mixing sugar into soy sauce until it dissolves.
Let your Spam marinate for 5 minutes.
3) Fry up the Spam and smell the goodness.
4) Once the Spam is cooked and has cooled, you will want to cut each piece into fourths; once horizontally and once vertically so you have four identical pieces. You will use one piece for each mini musubi. Lay this Spam rectangle out with your strip of seaweed and spoonful of cooked rice. Have a small bowl of water out so you can keep your fingertips moist, as the rice is sticky.
5) While keeping your fingertips moist, mold the rice into a small rectangle about the same size as your Spam. When you make your little rice brick, it should be a little taller than your Spam. This might be a little difficult since it is so small, but use the tools you have around you. I used the flat part of the knife to mold my rice into shape. Once you’ve made your rice brick, put it on one end of the seaweed strip and place the piece of Spam on top of the rice. Now, you’re going to roll it all up!
6) Seal it shut by moistening the end of the seaweed with water. It should take on a block shape, rather than a cylinder shape… but there’s no need to stress if they don’t come out looking perfect. Are you eating them or are you presenting them to Beyonce? If it’s the latter, you better make sure they’re beautiful!
Spam Musubi Bites are delicious plain or dipped into soy sauce! Cover them with plastic wrap before refrigerating and heat for a few seconds in the microwave before eating. These mini versions are great as appetizers at parties or potlucks at work and can be made in any size you want. The sky’s the limit!