While watching the show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” I came across Spam Musubi from Mana Bu’s. I just had to recreate it. Since I didn’t want to go the conventional route and make it with the traditional mold. I will be recreating the version on the show, which is similar to an onigiri. Here is a review of Mana Bu’s Musubi.
Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:
- 1 canned Spam (any flavor you would like to use)
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. oyster sauce
- 2 Tbsp. mirin(I didn’t have any so I will be making a substitute)
- 3 Tbsp. water
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 3-4 cups of cooked Japanese short grain rice
- sheets of nori (for sushi making)
Step 1: Slice the Spam into 1/2 inch slices.
Step 2: Brown the Spam in a skillet over high heat until both sides are browned.
Step 3: In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, mirin, water, and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
Step 4: Once the Spam is done browning, turn the heat down to low and pour in the sauce mix.
Step 5: Simmer the sauce gently for 20-30 minutes, the sauce will have thicken as well.
Step 6: Once the sauce thickens, take the pan off the heat and set aside. (I will be cutting them in half to fit into the onigiri shape)
Step 7: Wet your clean hands with cold water sprinkle with salt.
Step 8: Take 1/2 cup of the rice and place on one hand. (I couldn’t take pictures for steps 8-12, my hands were covered in water, rice, and nori)
Step 9: Make a dent in the middle of the rice with your other hand.
Step 10: Place in 1 piece of the Spam in the dent.
Step 11: Working rapidly, wrap the rice around the filling, and form into a ball. To make the traditional triangular shape, cup your hand sharply to form each corner, and keep turning it until you are happy with the shape. (I recommend using a mold, it was really difficult keeping it in a triangle shape.)
Step 12: Wrap the musubi with 1-2 strips of nori seaweed.