Spam Kim Chee for dinner
Almost 40 years ago (man, Aunty is old), we used to do craft fairs at our homes with friends. Ann Kondo Corum was a librarian at Kawananakoa School and had just published Hawaii’s Spam Cookbook. She is a super fantastic artist and each page has her delightful cartoon drawings related to each dish. Since she was selling her cookbooks as well as doing original art cards to order, Aunty made her Korean Style Spam dish for our guests. It was really tasty and a hit, and she sold many cookbooks that day.
This is an easy recipe that cooks up quickly with what we already have in the pantry and refrigerator. It is a winner with rice and sort of healthy because kimchee is a good source of natural probiotics to help our digestion.
Here’s the recipe (adjust ingredients for smaller eaters):
1 can SPAM, sliced in 1/2″ slivers (Aunty does logs)
1 12oz jar of Kim Chee
1 small onion, sliced
2 tsp shoyu
Brown SPAM slices in a skillet (smashed ginger optional). Place Kim Chee in a strainer or colander and rinse with water. Drain well. Add Kim Chee, onion, and shoyu to SPAM and cook about 2 minutes.
This dish is also good with sliced zucchini (Aunty does logs).