Hot and spicy spam wrapped in streaky bacon

This hot and spicy spam wrapped in streaky bacon really wasn’t worth a post of its own however I really liked the photograph.

Hot and spicy spam wrapped with streaky bacon and served with a fennel and pomegranate salad and a side of potato gems
Hot and spicy spam wrapped with streaky bacon and served with a fennel and pomegranate salad and a side of potato gems NIKON D7100 with 40.0 mm f/2.8 at 40mm and f/7.1, 1/200sec, ISO 400

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the flavour of the hot and spicy spam. I mean it’s spam so I’d like it anyway but this had a nice ‘kick’ to it.

I had a brick of spam that was about 2 cm (just under an inch) thick and I wrapped it in two rashers of streaky (read fatty) bacon. I baked that in my bench top oven at 220 °C (428 °F) for 20 minutes.

I also added some potato gems (tater tots) to the oven and cooked them with the bacon and spam.

While the oven was cooking my meat and potatoes nicely, I started on the salad. It was a simple case of slicing some fennel, red onion, and parsley. To that I added some capers from a jar and some pomegranate arils that I had beat (thrashed with the back of a meat cleaver) out of a pomegranate. I also added a little lime juice to keep it all fresh and tangy.

I took some care with the plating of this dish. I placed my bacon and spam in the middle as the centrepiece also as a friend pointed out the potato gems are really the star of this dish.

On one side I placed the salad around the bacon and spam with small kitchen tongs. On the other side I placed the gems, one gem at a time.

On top of the bacon I used a pair of forceps and added some fried flowers which I had received as a gift from Canberra’s Essential Ingredient.

Related post  Breakfast at Silo Bakery Kingston

 

Have you tried hot and spicy spam? What do you think of this photograph?

 

 

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