Compiled Recipe – Monggo with Spam

Monggo with Spam

* 2 potatoes, peeled, cubed
* 2 medium carrots, peeled, chopped
* ½ cup monggo beans, rinsed
* 1 small red onion, peeled
* 3 cloves garlic, chopped
* ½ tsp. ground cumin
* ½ tsp. curry powder
* ½ tsp. paprika
* ½ tsp. turmeric
* 1 cube chicken bouillion
* 4 cups water
* ½ (340 gram) can spam, cubed
*salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

1) Place potatoes, carrots and monggo beans at the bottom of the slow cooker pot. Add onion, garlic, ground cumin, curry powder, Spanish paprika, turmeric, bouillion cube and water. Stir. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or until potatoes, carrots and monggo beans are tender.

2) Mash the chowder slightly with forks. Add canned meat in the last hour of cooking to cook until heated through. Season with more salt and ground black pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve with crackers.


Compiled Recipe – Crispy Spam Musubi

Crispy Spam Musubi

* vegetable oil (to pan- fry)
* 1 (340 gram) can spam, teriyaki flavored, sliced lengthwise into 6 pieces
* 3 cups Japanese rice or short grain white rice
* 6 slices cheddar cheese, cut lengthwise in half
* 3 sheets nori, cut lengthwise in half
* 1 cup all purpose flour
* 1 large egg, beaten
* 1 cup Japanese breadcrumbs
* green onions, chopped (for garnish)

1) Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Pan-fry Spam slices until lightly browned, about 1 minute per side. Drain on paper towels.

2) Layer ¼ cup rice, a cheese strip, a Spam slice, another cheese strip and another ¼ cup rice in a musubi mold (see tip). Press down firmly on musubi to make sure the layers hold. Unmold musubi then wrap with a nori sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 5 more pieces. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3) Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Place flour, egg and breadcrumbs in separate containers. Dredge each musubi in flour, dip in egg, then coat with breadcrumbs. Deep fry until golden brown on all sides, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

4) Slice Spam musubi in half. Garnish with green onions, if desired. Serve immediately.


Compiled Recipe – Tomato and Spam Pasta

Tomato and Spam Pasta

* 400 grams spaghetti
* 2 tbsp oil
* 1 medium red onion, sliced
* 3 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
* 1 (340 gram) can spam, cubed
* 1 (400 gram) can diced tomatoes
* ½ tsp dried basil leaves
* 1 tsp dried oregano
* ½ tsp dried chili flakes
* 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto
* ½ cup all purpose cream
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

1) Bring a pot of water, salted, to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and keep warm.

2) In a large wok over medium heat, heat oil then sauté onion, then garlic, until softened. Add Spam and cook until heated through. Dump canned tomatoes, including juices, in the can, and herbs into the wok. Cook, crushing tomatoes, until mixture begins to simmer. Stir in tomato pesto and cream. Season to taste. Cook until heated through.

3) Divide cooked pasta into the bowls and top with chunky sauce. Sprinkle with basil leaves and Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.