I am the only person in the world that has not tried SPAM so I was mega excited cycling down to my local Tesco Metro to purchase some. On my way I was formulating what to do with it and getting all teary eyed with all the delicious possibilities; I know SPAM is pork based so I was thinking something with apples and potatoes. So in Tesco Metro I also purchased some apples:
And I was thinking about making chips but they didn’t have any potatoes left so I got the next best thing:
So what to do with it? After many deep and conflicting thoughts I figure the only option is to go Best of British: a delicious honey glazed Sunday joint roast.
I begin by glazing the SPAM with honey and pierce the hide with some cloves:
I transfer to my professional chef’s kitchen oven for 40 minutes at 140 degrees. There were no roasting instructions on the tin so I just kind of winged it a bit here.
Next I come up with a delicious mustard and baby food pear and apple sauce which I think will greatly enhance the flavour of the dish:
After roasting and remove from the oven, here’s what we have!
Done to a turn!
So the final step is to serve with the fancy potato crouton chips and the sauce, and I’ve been working super hard on my food presentation skills:
But what does it taste like?
I don’t think I like SPAM; it’s really salty and has quite a nasty aftertaste which could be said to be a bit like the souls of long dead pigs which have obviously died for a pointless cause. ON THE OTHER HAND it turns out that the combination of apple and mustard sauce and salt and vinegar crisps is pretty epic! They should serve that as a fancy combo at posh dinner parties I reckon.
So, mixed results and I will not be eating SPAM ever again unless I am the only survivor of a nuclear holocaust but I will be trying that delicious mix of sauce and crisps!