Gourmet Spam in Space
In Hawaii six people are living in a geodesic dome, experimenting with they types of food that astronauts can eat when they journey to Mars. NASA have five meat products that have a long shelf life, and it is not surprising that one of them is Spam.
One of the the problems with long-distance space travel is that people soon get bored. One way of alleviating that is to add variety to their meals. Here’s one idea that was cooked up in Hawaii:
Recipe Ingredients: (serving of 6)
- 2 cups cooked short grained Japanese rice
- 1 cans Spam
- 3 sheets nori, cut in 2″ strips lengthwise
- 1/3 cup shoyu
- 3/4 cup sugar
- Cut Spam into 6 slices per can.
- Combine sugar and shoyu in a pan over medium-low heat.
- Fry spam in sugar and shoyu until mixture has thickened and Spam is slightly crispy.
- Drain on absorbent towel.
- Cut sheets of nori into 2 inch strips.
- Using a Spam can, cut out 1/2 inch rice cakes.
- Place a rice cake on a nori sheet.
- Place cooked Spam on top of rice cake.
- Fold nori over the rice and spam, until the nori is wrapped completely around the middle like a belt.
- Repeat until Spam, rice and nori are used up.