Jalapeño spam is a lovely spicy taste sensation
Jalapeño spam is a variation of my favourite tinned meat. When you slice through a brick of Jalapeño spam you come across small pieces of diced Jalapeño pepper.
So far I’ve had a couple of sandwiches with a thick wodge of Jalapeño spam either oven baked and fried, or pan fried in a toasted sandwich.
Tonight, I thought I may combine some spam with prawns in a ramen noodle curry.
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Preparing tonight’s dinner
Today Canberra experienced another 41 °C maximum temperature. To avoid dehydration and heat stroke I’ve stayed inside and not done terribly much. I did go grocery shopping this morning and bought some raw prawns.
What you will need to put this meal for one together
- Jalapeño spam—diced
- Raw prawns that have been peeled
- Instant noodles
- Coconut cream
- Red onions—sliced
- Thai red curry paste
- Red chillies—sliced
- Jalapeño peppers—sliced
- Chilli flakes—dried
- Tomato—quartered (I wish this was a sweet fresh tomato)
- Lime zest and lime juice
How to put all this together
- Cook the noodles in boiling water
- Fry off the spam and onions until they start to caramelise and then add the tomato
- To the spam and onions add the peas, corn, broccoli, carrots and potatoes and keep stirring while frying
- As the vegetables begin to soften add a couple of tablespoons of the Thai red curry paste and stir through the cooking food
- Once the curry paste has been well incorporated add the cooked noodles and stir everything through getting the curry paste mixed in with the noodles
- Open the tin of coconut cream and add it while stirring
- Bring the coconut cream to a slow gentle simmer and the red chillies, jalapeño peppers and chilli flakes
- Add the juice of one lime
- Hopefully, while the coconut cream simmers it reduces in volume slightly
- At this point add the prawns and let them cook gently and be careful not to overcook them
- Put everything into a bowl and garnish with lime zest and mint
How did it taste?
I liked it. What’s not to like, though? My favourite tinned meats are spam and corned beef. This jalapeño spam is very nice.
A like hot and spicy meals on hot days and today was a very hot day. It was worth making.
If you’re not anti-spam, I reckon you should give this jalapeño version a go. If you do, please let me know what you think.
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