SPAM musubi is a classic Hawaiian preparation akin to Japanese omusubi -- a dish consisting of medium-grain rice and nori. Classic SPAM musubi sauce contains a seafood-based element, such as oyster sauce; a soy sauce, such as tamari; and a raw sugar, commonly turbinado. Musubi sauce acts as a quick marinade that requires a brief curing process to impart the flavor elements the preparation is known for, and facilitates attaining the crisp texture of the SPAM product.
Things You'll Need
- Sauce One:
- 1/2 cup oyster sauce
- 1/2 cup tamari soy sauce
- 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
- Sauce Two:
- 1/4 cup mirin
- 1/4 cup dashi
- 1/4 cup commercial teriyaki sauce
- 1/2 cup turbinado or other raw sugar
Mix together 1/2 cup oyster sauce, 1/2 cup tamari soy sauce and 1/2 cup turbinado sugar in a nonreactive container. Pour the marinade in a saucepan and place over medium heat.
Heat the musubi sauce until the sugar dissolves, approximately six minutes.
Remove the musubi sauce from the heat and allow it to cool on its own accord. Place the sliced SPAM in a shallow baking dish.
Pour the musubi sauce over the sliced SPAM.
Marinate the SPAM for a minimum of five minutes but not more than seven. Turn the SPAM slices over halfway through the marinating process. The qualities and ingredients of SPAM -- high fat content, chopped and formed meat and large amounts of sodium -- limit the amount of time the meat product can be marinated without degrading its quality.
Mix together 1/4 cup mirin, 1/4 cup dashi, 1/4 cup commercial teriyaki sauce and 1/2 cup turbinado or other raw sugar in a nonreactive container.
Pour the marinade in a saucepan and place over medium heat.
Heat the musubi marinade until the sugar dissolves, approximately six minutes. Allow the sauce to cool to room temperature. Place the SPAM slices in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over the SPAM.
Marinate the SPAM for a minimum of five minutes but not more than seven.
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