Pan-fried deboned chicken thigh and drumstick with Spam, mushrooms, and kale

Have you ever mixed chicken and Spam together? It’s a great combination. To keep it healthy, I added kale (cooked in butter).

Pan-fried deboned chicken thigh and drumstick with Spam, mushrooms, and kale. Gary Lum.
Pan-fried deboned chicken thigh and drumstick with Spam, mushrooms, and kale.
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Canberra Day Australian Spam “Musubi”

Pan-fried Spam with melted Mozzarella on a Coles Cheesy Vegemite Scroll

Happy Canberra Day

It may surprise some people but I am not the only fan of Spam in Canberra. I have a friend who is a photographer and blogger who loves Spam. She posted on Facebook a photograph of a tin of Spam with a comment that while other commodities are flying off the shelves Spam hasn’t. I made a similar observation on the weekend too. 

Coles Cheesy Vegemite Scroll. Gary Lum.
Coles Cheesy Vegemite Scroll.
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Spam with mushroom sauce and mango salad

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Happy Sunday to you. I had a huge morning tea and didn’t have lunch today. Mind you I had been feeling a little nauseated. The Dobinson’s Bakery coffee card allowed me a free coffee and cake today and I went with a really rich chocolate eclair.

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Deboned roast chicken thigh

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Chicken thigh ready for deboning. Gary Lum.
Chicken thigh ready for deboning.

Deboned roast chicken thigh

Tonight I deboned a chicken thigh and rolled it around a baton of Spam plus some thyme and sage. I served it with a salad and some gravy.

Check out tonight’s recipe post on Yummy Lummy “Does the size of the bone make any difference to the flavour of your meat?”

Seared rib eye bone in with meat thermometer inserted. MEATER™. Gary Lum.
Seared rib eye bone in with meat thermometer inserted. MEATER™.
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Deboned roast chicken thigh

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Well, today I had a big lunch. I went out with a fellow consultant and our trainees to a local Chinese restaurant, viz., Garran Kitchen. We had duck, bean curd with chicken, pork, and beef.

Tonight I wanted something light but rather than just stick a chicken thigh in the oven I thought I’d play with my meat first.

Deboned chicken thigh rolled around Spam with a drumstick and extra Spam. Ready for the oven. Gary Lum.
Deboned chicken thigh rolled around Spam with a drumstick and extra Spam. Ready for the oven.
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Roast chicken and frozen vegetables

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I had a piece of dry brined chicken thigh in the refrigerator and some frozen vegetables I needed to finish off.

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What I ate Christmas 2019

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Christmas 2019

I ate well today.

Breakfast

My standard breakfast of a steamed egg and wilted spinach.

Christmas breakfast 2019. Steamed egg and wilted spinach. Gary Lum.
Christmas breakfast 2019. Steamed egg and wilted spinach.

Lunch

Lunch was an extravaganza of roast turkey with cranberry jelly and gravy, ham and hot English mustard, a spanner crab, mango and avocado salad, plus roast vegetables.

It was superb.

Merry Christmas 2019. Roast turkey with bacon and stuffing, ham with cranberry jelly, and a spanner crab, mango and avocado salad. Gary Lum.
Merry Christmas 2019. Roast turkey with bacon and stuffing, ham with cranberry jelly, and a spanner crab, mango and avocado salad.

There were also smoked salmon blinis for an entrée and chocolate pudding for dessert.

Tea

For tea I enjoyed a light meal. It was spam, speck, peas, and cherry tomatoes.

Christmas tea 2019. Spam, speck, peas, and tomatoes. Gary Lum.
Christmas tea 2019. Spam, speck, peas, and tomatoes.

Special gift

Look what I received from a friend.

Photograph of Yummy Lummy Board Christmas 2019. Gary Lum. Ash Bowley.
Yummy Lummy Board Christmas 2019