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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Oven-baked pork sausages, cauliflower, peas, and cherry tomatoes

ManFlu has hit me hard. I stayed home and worked from home while I produced and expelled copious amounts of mucus from my nose and mouth as I sneezed, coughed and cleared my nasal passages of virus-laden mucus.

I’ve consumed analgesics, oral decongestants, intranasal decongestants, and sugar in the form of chocolate.

I couldn’t be bothered sharing how I cooked my meals today. Suffice to say when I have a fever I believe in feeding a fever.

Pan-fried Vegemite Spam, cherry tomatoes, melted cheese, and wilted spinach

Sunday lunch. Pan-fried Vegemite Spam, cherry tomatoes, melted cheese, and wilted spinach.

Photograph of Pan-fried Vegemite Spam, cherry tomatoes, melted cheese, and wilted spinach. Gary Lum.
Pan-fried Vegemite Spam, cherry tomatoes, melted cheese, and wilted spinach

In a chat with a friend on Facebook earlier this morning there was mention of Spam and different varieties of Spam. I mentioned that I’d like to see Vegemite Spam.

I cut a slice of Spam and gently and with great love fried it in a frypan until the outside surface had changed colour a little. I set it aside to cool and rest. When the surface of the Spam was cool, I smeared on a little Vegemite. I put some spinach leaves and halved cherry tomatoes into the frypan plus a small handful of grated cheddar cheese. Atop the cheese I added the slice of fried Vegemite smeared Spam. I cooked this for three minutes with a lid on the frypan. The spinach leaves wilted, the cherry tomatoes softened, and the cheese melted.

I’m sure people in England could do this with marmite or promite. I wonder if people in Hawaii, the Republic of Korea, and Japan (big Spam lovers) would like this dish.

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