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.

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8 Responses

    1. We found a great diner type restaurant serving it for breakfast – just perfect! I think they even had spam in Maccas. I want to go back to Hawaii and would definitely be having spam for breakfast.

  1. Can’t believe that you like Spam when you cook so many other delicious looking meals. How did you get to like Spam? I think of it as something that you would eat if you were absolutely desperate for something to eat. The best bit about this meal is your salad, oh and the bacon. 🙂

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