Over the weekend, I went to a Spam-themed party hosted by Bertine and Zach.
We ate Spam burgers, Spam pâté, Spam cake, Spam kebabs and I brought Hawaiian Spam Loaf.
- 1 can SPAM (or a 10-ounce small uncut ham)
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 12 whole cloves
- 2 rings canned pineapple, drained
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
- ¼ teaspoon dry mustard powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat the oven to 375°. Cutting a little more than halfway through, cut the SPAM loaf into 8 sections. Make sure you don’t cut all the way through the loaf. You just want sections that you can spread apart with your fingers. Spread some of the mustard in every cut.
- Cut the pineapple rings in half to form four half-circles. Stick three whole cloves in the rounded edge of each pineapple ring half. Tuck the pineapple ring halves into every other cut, rounded sides up.
- In small bowl, combine brown sugar, allspice, dry mustard powder, and honey; spoon over loaf.
- Bake for 20 minutes until sugar is melted and SPAM is heated through.
- To serve, slice through the loaf at every other cut so the pineapple is in the middle of each serving. Make sure you don’t eat the
cloves! Serves 4
I decided to serve 8 people instead of 4, so I doubled the recipe.
Thankfully no one tried to make a drink with Spam.
I wanted to try the hot & spicy Spam, but that can didn’t get opened for this party. Next time (maybe)!
The Spam Cake was like something one might serve for brunch—apples, brown sugar and Spam. I admit that I ate a second helping.