Burger #119 – Spam Musubi


Make Spamburgers, Not War…

Whats up with Spam?  I think either you love it or hate it, or won’t try it, but there’s definitely nothing wrong with Spam Musubi.   Always a popular BBQ appetizer, it’s always the first to go.  With my mom having grown up in Hawaii, Spam was a normal meat product, and I was introduced to it at an early age.   Spam, eggs and rice were a definite breakfast staple, and Spam musubi’s were an extra treat.  ([])

Here’s some Spam info from Wikipedia:

“Spam is a canned precooked meat product made by the Hormel Foods Corporation. The labeled ingredients in the classic variety of Spam are chopped pork shoulder meat with ham meat added, salt, water, modified potato starch as a binder, and sodium nitrite to help keep its color. Spam’s gelatinous glaze, or aspic, forms from the cooling of meat stock. The product has become part of many jokes and urban legends about mystery meat, which has made it part of pop culture and folklore.”

“Introduced on July 5, 1937, the name ‘Spam’ was chosen when the product, whose original name was far less memorable (Hormel Spiced Ham), began to lose market share. The name was chosen from multiple entries in a naming contest. A Hormel official once stated that the original meaning of the name ‘Spam’ was ‘Shoulder of Pork and Ham'”

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