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Jalapeño spam and prawn curry

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.

Guess what is covered in Coon cheese with broccoli? Jalapeño spam Gary Lum
Guess what is covered in Coon cheese with broccoli? [click on the photo for a better view]
Saturday #Canberra #heatwave Jalapeño @SPAMbrand @KFCAustralia coleslaw and #cooncheese #toastie Jalapeño spam Gary Lum
Saturday #Canberra #heatwave Jalapeño @SPAMbrand @KFCAustralia coleslaw and #cooncheese #toastie [click on the photo for a better view]
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.

Spam, coconut cream and duck fat Jalapeño spam Gary Lum
Spam, coconut cream and duck fat [click on the photo for a better view]

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)
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Lime zest and lime juice
  • Mint

How to put all this together

  1. Cook the noodles in boiling water
  2. Fry off the spam and onions until they start to caramelise and then add the tomato
  3. To the spam and onions add the peas, corn, broccoli, carrots and potatoes and keep stirring while frying
  4. As the vegetables begin to soften add a couple of tablespoons of the Thai red curry paste and stir through the cooking food
  5. 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
  6. Open the tin of coconut cream and add it while stirring
  7. Bring the coconut cream to a slow gentle simmer and the red chillies, jalapeño peppers and chilli flakes
  8. Add the juice of one lime
  9. Hopefully, while the coconut cream simmers it reduces in volume slightly
  10. At this point add the prawns and let them cook gently and be careful not to overcook them
  11. 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.

Saturday #Canberra #heatwave Jalapeño @SPAMbrand and prawn red curry Jalapeño spam Gary Lum
Saturday #Canberra #heatwave Jalapeño @SPAMbrand and prawn red curry [for a better view click on the photo]

Final thoughts

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. 

Parting words

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Cheesy chicken wings with spam

Cheesy chicken wings with spam

 
 
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Spam and chicken again!

Even though cheesy chicken wings make great footy food, there isn’t any football worth watching tonight.

So the manflu continues. Last night was awful, I coughed all night. This morning as I lumbered out of bed my throat felt like it was on fire, my neck was stiff from a really poor ‘sleeping’ position but my phlegm wasn’t as tenacious as it was yesterday. Perhaps the spam helped after all.

Some friends on social media have suggested a chicken broth may help. I’m too lazy to make chicken soup. As I was shopping this morning I thought it would be nice to use up the remaining spam and have some chicken wings.

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What you need to make this

  • About 500 grams of chicken wings
  • Olive oil
  • Some diced spam
  • Grated Coon cheese
  • Slices of red, green and yellow capsicum
  • Wedges of potato
  • Slices of onion
  • Some chopped jalapeño pepper and red chilli with spring onions and chives
  • Panko crumbs

How do you put it all together?

  1. In a large bowl add the chicken wings and everything except the chopped jalapeño pepper and red chilli with spring onions and chives
  2. Mix everything well and then lay it out on some baking paper in a roasting tray
  3. Cook in an oven at 150 °C for 1 hour
  4. Remove from the oven and garnish with the chopped jalapeño pepper and red chilli with spring onions and chives
  5. Set aside some cheesy chicken wings and spam for lunches

Prepare it for a photograph

  1. Plate up
  2. Shoot a photograph
  3. Eat the meal of cheesy chicken wings and spam
  4. Wash the dishes
  5. Make a nice picture using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop
  6. Write the recipe
  7. Blog and Vlog (verbs)
Spam with cheesy chicken wings
Spam with cheesy chicken wings

How did the cheesy chicken wings taste?

Great. These cheesy chicken wings would be great to eat while watching the footy.

By the way, I was so happy that Fiji won the rugby 7s at the Rio Olympic Games. There is no more deserving team. I can just imagine how their government will react. Hopefully the team will receive a ticker tape welcome on their return.

Final words

If you try this dish please let me know what you think.

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Will spam heal my manflu?

Will spam heal my manflu?

 
 
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What does spam have to do with manflu?

I have manflu, I hate being sick. I try not to use the word hate much, but I really do not like being ill. I wonder, will spam help?

It started as a cough that kept me awake on Tuesday night. On Wednesday it progressed and I had a headache and the beginning of some nasal sinus congestion. On Thursday it was much the same but on Thursday afternoon I started feeling worse. I decided on Thursday evening that I would have to stay home from work on Friday. I hate that. I really like work.

So the question remains will spam heal my manflu? This could become a new form of healing. I can’t imagine it could be any worse than naturopathy, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, herbal medicine, homoeopathy, and ozone therapy. I’ve recently completed a short course in evidence-based medicine. I will need to think about a randomised controlled trial to determine if spam can make any difference to manflu. Just imagine if I find the cure!

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I hate being sick #manflu

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Spam, vegemite and cheesy chicken

So tonight in my weakened state I decided to eat something comforting with the piece of Chicken Maryland I had in the refrigerator.

I’ve already shown just how good vegemite and chicken can me so adding spam must make it better! Am I right?

What you need to make this dish

  • I used a piece of Chicken Maryland
  • I used a slice of Swiss cheese because I ran out of Coon cheese
  • Two slices of spam
  • a few rings of red onion
  • a dessert spoon from a jar of caramelised onion
  • a good smear of vegemite
  • Toasted light rye bread
  • Coleslaw and avocado with garlic aioli

How do you put it all together?

  1. Toast the bread
  2. Spread a good smear of vegemite on the toast
  3. Lay on the slices of spam
  4. Add the red onion
  5. Spoon the caramelised onion onto the spam
  6. Put the chicken on top
  7. Lay the slice of cheese on the chicken
  8. Place into the oven at 200 °C for 20 minutes and then at 150 °C for 40 minutes
  9. After 60 minutes remove the chicken and allow it to rest for 10 minutes
  10. Plate up with the avocado coleslaw

Get it ready to photograph

  1. Shoot the photograph
  2. Eat the meal
  3. Wash the dishes
  4. Write the recipe
  5. Make a nice picture using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop
  6. Blog and Vlog (verbs)
Spam, vegemite and cheesy Chicken Maryland with avocado coleslaw
Spam, vegemite and cheesy Chicken Maryland with avocado coleslaw
Spam, vegemite and cheesy Chicken Maryland with avocado coleslaw
Spam, vegemite and cheesy Chicken Maryland with avocado coleslaw

How did it taste?

The chicken was moist and tender and the skin was crisp and cheesy. The bread had a nice crunch and had absorbed the chicken, spam, onion and vegemite flavours. Obviously the coleslaw, avocado and garlic aioli contrasted nicely with the saltiness of the vegemite and spam. I did use salt reduced vegemite but I’ve never used salt reduced spam. I must try it to see what it tastes like.

 

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Final words

This made me feel happy. Let’s see if it makes me feel better! Taking an aspiring before cooking dinner probably helped as well.

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Slow cooked beef, speck and hot and spicy spam

Slow cooked beef, speck and spam with carrot, celery, onion, sugar snap peas, peas, and broccoli
Slow cooked beef, speck and spam with carrot, celery, onion, sugar snap peas, peas, and broccoli

Slow cooked beef, speck and hot and spicy spam is not something you will find in a lot of cook books. As far as I can see it’s not in my Spam cookbook.

Hawaii Spam Cookbook
Hawaii Spam Cookbook

This weekend I got the slow cooker out and loaded it with some ‘casserole’ beef, speck and some leftover hot and spicy spam along with with celery, carrot and onion. I did this video to practice some video editing in Adobe Photoshop.

Slow cooked beef, speck and hot and spicy spam
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: [url href=”http://garylum.me” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”]Gary Lum[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Casserole beef from Coles
  • Speck from Coles delicatessen
  • Spam (hot and spicy)
  • Celery (3 stalks) finely chopped
  • Carrot (1) diced
  • Onion (½) diced
  • Red wine (1 cup)
  • Beef stock (1 litre)
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Frozen peas
  • Broccoli
  • Dried mixed herbs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Ginger marmalade (1 tablespoon)
  • Plain flour
Instructions
  1. Dice the vegetables (onions, carrot and celery) and meat
  2. Coat the meat in flour
  3. Brown off the meat in some olive oil in a frying pan and then soften the vegetables (onions, carrot and celery) in the frying pan.
  4. Add everything that has been browned or softened to the slow cooker
  5. Deglase the frying pan with a cup of red wine and pour the wine into the slow cooker
  6. Add the stock, ginger marmalade, some salt and pepper plus the dried herbs.
  7. Turn on the slow cooker and cook for 6 hours
  8. Drain the solids and keep the liquid for reducing to a sauce
  9. Aliquot into microwave safe containers for lunch at work
  10. Steam some sugar snap peas, peas and broccoli
  11. Plate up the meal
  12. Shoot a photograph
  13. Eat the meal
  14. Wash the dishes
  15. Write the recipe
  16. Blog (Verb)

I’m trying to teach myself some Adobe Photoshop skills. I video recorded some of my preparation and edited it in Photoshop. You can watch it here. It’s not very interesting and displays that I need to improve my knife skills. I also need to learn more about transitions and making a logo and adding in audio. Oh well, I will try to get better.

Monday link love

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Lake Ginninderra reflections
Lake Ginninderra reflections

My week in food

Gordon Ramsay scrambled eggs with cheese and chives
Gordon Ramsay scrambled eggs with cheese and chives
Baked panko crusted salmon with cheesy roasted red, green and yellow capsicums, onion, potato and cheese with chives and parsley
Baked panko crusted salmon with cheesy roasted red, green and yellow capsicums, onion, potato and cheese with chives and parsley
Ham cheese tomato croissant
Ham cheese tomato croissant
Baked salmon with fried quinoa rice and capsicum, onion, crushed nuts, cheese and speck
Baked salmon with fried quinoa rice and capsicum, onion, crushed nuts, cheese and speck
Coffee from Urban Bean Espresso Bar
Coffee from Urban Bean Espresso Bar
Tempura battered barramundi with crunchy Asian noodle sticky salad
Tempura battered barramundi with crunchy Asian noodle sticky salad
Baked Chicken Maryland, quinoa rice and avocado with capsicums, onion and cheese
Baked Chicken Maryland, quinoa rice and avocado with capsicums, onion and cheese
Baked beans, Worcestershire sauce, and hot and spicy spam
Baked beans, Worcestershire sauce, and hot and spicy spam
Herb crumbed scotch fillet burger with hot chips from Urban Bean Espresso Bar
Herb crumbed scotch fillet burger with hot chips from Urban Bean Espresso Bar
Baked Chicken Maryland with peas, corn and capsicum
Baked Chicken Maryland with peas, corn and capsicum
Hot and spicy spam and a fried egg
Hot and spicy spam and a fried egg
Friday morning coffee
Friday morning coffee
Roast skinless chicken and potato
Roast skinless chicken and potato
Leftover vacuum packed rump steak with cauliflower cheese (Capsicum, Cauliflower, Cheese, Cream, Jalapeño, Panko, Peas)
Leftover vacuum packed rump steak with cauliflower cheese (Capsicum, Cauliflower, Cheese, Cream, Jalapeño, Panko, Peas)
OMG best shirred egg ever with hot and spicy spam, cream, cheese, panko, nutmeg, pepper and chives
OMG best shirred egg ever with hot and spicy spam, cream, cheese, panko, nutmeg, pepper and chives
Small skim milk latte from Everbean Espresso Bar
Small skim milk latte from Everbean Espresso Bar
Salmon and kale coleslaw
Salmon and kale coleslaw
Cows on Lake Ginninderra
Cows on Lake Ginninderra
Pelican on Lake Ginninderra
Pelican on Lake Ginninderra
Autumn leaves on Lake Ginninderra
Autumn leaves on Lake Ginninderra

Bacon or salmon

Well it’s not really a question of bacon or salmon. Occasionally it can be bacon and salmon.

***Please note the medical disclaimer****

I came home early today with ManFlu which gave me an opportunity to focus on work e-mail and do some reading. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on the potential causal relationship between the consumption of red meat and processed meat with neoplastic diseases. The paper in Lancet Oncology is available for free. The IARC paper’s authors reported that processed meat can cause bowel carcinoma and red meat probably causes bowel carcinoma. This doesn’t mean if you eat a tin of spam or eat a sausage you’ll develop bowel carcinoma nor does it mean you cannot enjoy a good steak or pork chop occasionally. In my mind if these are occasional treats I’m going to make sure I focus on quality rather than quantity.

What it does mean, and none of this is new information, is you shouldn’t eat bacon everyday but one or two rashers a week is probably okay. A small steak once a week is probably okay too. It also means we need to eat more fruit and vegetables.

What does it mean for me as a lover of red meat and SPAM? Well as I’ve written recently I’m taking my health a little more seriously especially after the faecal occult blood test gift from the government and my first colonoscopy which thankfully didn’t find a bowel carcinoma (yet). With an eye on blood biochemistry and bowel health I’ll still occasionally indulge in bacon and SPAM. After all Canberra boasts Australia’s best artisan bacon and my shelf of shame has three tins of SPAM after so much fun on the Hawaiian holiday adventure.

So tonight I just had salmon mainly because I felt unwell and just wanted something simple. Click on the photograph and you’ll see a short time-lapse video of me eating this bad boy.

Salmon cheeseburger with wasabi aioli
Salmon cheeseburger with wasabi aioli

How do you feel about bacon or salmon?

Delicious cauliflower soup

Last week I made a dynamite spicy pumpkin soup. At the time I was also thinking of making cauliflower soup and adding some jalapeño peppers to spice it up a bit. Of course I’d also add my secret ingredient, viz., SPAM®

Tonight I put together a cauliflower soup with a twist. In addition to the jalapeño pepper and SPAM® I added some celeriac. It was delicious.

Delicious cauliflower soup
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
Prep time:
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • SPAM®
  • Jalapeño pepper
  • Lime juice
  • Cream
  • Fried shallots
  • White wine
  • Grapeseed oil
Instructions
  1. Add about 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil to the saucepan and heat
  2. Dice the SPAM®
  3. Dice the cauliflower and celeriac
  4. Slice the jalapeño pepper
  5. Fry off the SPAM® until it has taken on some colour and is sticking to the bottom of the saucepan
  6. Add the jalapeño pepper slices and fry until softened
  7. Add the celeriac and fry off until softened
  8. Add the cauliflower
  9. Add a splash of white wine and some water to just cover the cauliflower
  10. Bring to a slow simmer and cook for 20 minutes
  11. When the cauliflower is soft blend with a stick blender
  12. Add some cream and blend until smooth
  13. Serve in a bowl and garnish with fried shallots
  14. Keep the leftover soup in another bowl, cover and freeze for another time
  15. Shoot a photograph
  16. Swallow the soup
  17. Clean the dishes
  18. Write the recipe
  19. Blog (verb)
Delicious cauliflower soup with celeriac, SPAM®, and jalapeño pepper
Delicious cauliflower soup with celeriac, SPAM®, and jalapeño pepper

I hope you enjoy this soup if you make it. I love cauliflower soup. It’s so comforting in winter. Tonight in Canberra is going to be 0 °C (32 °F)

Do you fart after cauliflower soup? I do 

Tonight I perfected the roast chicken Maryland dinner

Tonight I think I struck gold and made the perfect roast chicken dinner. My mouth is singing with happiness.

I’ve been thinking of tonight’s dinner nearly all day. I think everyone who reads this blog knows how much I love roast chicken and my favourite part of the chicken is the Maryland. That’s the thigh and drumstick. Everyone of late also knows I’ve taken to quinoa. Given we’re about to breach winter in Canberra, roasted vegetables are high on the comfort food scale. This is a combination dinner that just sung in my mouth.

Tonight I perfected the roast chicken Maryland dinner
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Chicken Maryland
  • Potato
  • Sweet potato
  • Capsicum
  • Jalapeño pepper
  • Grated cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Diced spam
  • Black peppercorns
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
Instructions
  1. Place about ⅓ cup of quinoa and rice into the bottom of the roasting tray
  2. Add ⅔ cup of water to the roasting tray
  3. Place a rack in the roasting tray and add the Chicken Maryland which has been rubbed with olive oil, salt and dried mixed herbs
  4. Place the chicken into an oven at 150 °C for 1 hour (use a meat thermometer to ensure food safety)
  5. Cut the potato, sweet potato and capsicum into wedges or batons
  6. Dice some classic SPAM®
  7. Finely dice some jalapeño pepper
  8. Put the jalapeño pepper, potato, sweet potato, capsicum and SPAM® into a large bowl and mix with some olive oil, grated cheese, cracked black peppercorns, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce
  9. Lay out the vegetables onto some baking paper on an oven tray
  10. Place the vegetables into the oven on another shelf with the chicken and cook for 1 hour
  11. Pull the chicken out of the oven and make sure the meat thermometer has achieved the correct cooking temperature to kill most vegetative bacteria (this is 75 °C according to chicken.org.au)
  12. Allow the chicken to rest for about 20 to 30 minutes (resting is really important, it helps ensure a succulent flesh)
  13. Scoop out the quinoa and rice from the baking tray and place half in a bowl in the refrigerator for lunch the next day with some salad leaves.
  14. Keep the rest of the quinoa and rice warm to serve with the chicken and vegetables
  15. Hopefully you’ve timed the cooking of the vegetables to coincide with the end of the resting period of the chicken
  16. When the chicken is rested plate up the vegetables onto a plate, then place the rice and quinoa next to the vegetables. Finally add the chicken.
  17. If you are French you probably made a sauce and lots of it to enjoy with the chicken, me, I’m an Australian. We don’t need sauce.
  18. Shoot a photograph
  19. Inhale the meal
  20. Wash the dishes
  21. Write the recipe
  22. Blog (verb)

The combination of jalapeño peppers in the vegetables made a huge difference. As the vegetables were roasting the volatile odours from the peppers were permeating my small apartment. The rice and quinoa in the baking tray had absorbed all the fatty juicy goodness from the chicken and they stuck together really well to form an old fashioned stack. The chicken was perfectly cooked. The meat was juicy and succulent. I cannot emphasise too much the value of resting roast chicken. Oh, I also added my secret ingredient, viz., SPAM®

If you make this or make a variation of this dish please let me know.

I hope you like roast chicken as much as I do 

Roast Chicken Maryland, Capsicum, Cheese, , Jalapeño pepper, Onion, Potato, Quinoa, Rice, Spam, and Sweet potato
Roast Chicken Maryland, Capsicum, Cheese, , Jalapeño pepper, Onion, Potato, Quinoa, Rice, Spam, and Sweet potato

Delicious spicy pumpkin soup with a twist

As they say in Game of Thrones, “Winter is coming”. It’s getting cold so that means warming comfort foods. In my mind for a comfort soup it has to be a spicy pumpkin soup, not a boring creamy bland soup but a soup with kick. 

Here's the kicker. Jalapeño peppers with some capsicum.
Here’s the kicker. Jalapeño peppers with some capsicum.

Now ordinarily I’d start my soup by frying off some streaky bacon but tonight I used some classic SPAM® because I still have some left over from last night’s meal SPAM® is my SECRET ingredient.

Hot and spicy pumpkin soup garnished with fried shallots and dried edible flowers
Hot and spicy pumpkin soup garnished with fried shallots and dried edible flowers
Delicious spicy pumpkin soup with a twist
 
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Kent pumpkin diced
  • Capsicum diced
  • Jalapeño pepper sliced
  • Classic SPAM® diced
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Pepper
  • White wine
  • Coconut cream
  • Fried shallots
  • Garlic
Instructions
  1. Fry off the SPAM® in a saucepan until it starts to change colour and stick to the bottom of the pan
  2. Add a splash of white wine to deglase the bottom of the pan
  3. Add the pumpkin, capsicum and jalapeño pepper
  4. Cover with some water and add the crushed garlic plus Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce
  5. Bring to a simmer and cook until the pumpkin is soft
  6. With a stick blender process the soup until it is smooth
  7. Add a splash of coconut and stir in
  8. Pour the soup into a bowl and garnish with fried shallots and dried edible flowers
  9. Shoot a photograph
  10. Enjoy the soup
  11. Washes the dishes
  12. Blog (verb)
 

Now for an added treat I wanted to share with some my other meals from today

Uncle Toby's Rolled Oats (Porridge) with brown sugar
Uncle Toby’s Rolled Oats (Porridge) with brown sugar

For morning tea my amazing work mates brought in a Flute bakery cake for my 50th birthday. They are totally awesome.

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For lunch I had an Irish lamb hot pie from Urban Bean Espresso Bar. It reminded me of today’s notquitenigella post.

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So how do you make a spicy pumpkin soup? Would you add spam?

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