For this episode of Making It Modern I am spamming it up! Come see how I turn a vintage SPAM recipe into a delightful dinner for my family.
I knew when I decided to commit to my cooking show Making It Modern, that at some point I would have to try SPAM.
To be honest I was afraid. Very afraid.
I am not a huge fan of pork in general and it had been years since I had any. So for SPAM to be my first foray seemed cruel and unusual.
I decided to use a simple vintage recipe of a pork loaf with sliced canned pineapple and a sweet mustardy glaze.
I was hoping it tasted better than it looked!
Though I have to admit, I think I did a pretty good job of recreating the original!
To see how it tasted and what I did to make it modern, you will just have to watch the video! Ha!
So what did you think?
I have found the teriyaki skewers to be a new family favorite, only I substitute the pork for chicken or fresh tuna and serve it with some white rice and my sweet Asian slaw.
Teriyaki Pineapple & Pork Skewers
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1 pound cubed pork
- 1-2 yellow and/or red bell peppers cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 pineapple cut into 1 inch cubes
Soak your wooden skewers in water for at least twenty minutes.
Mix together the pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, and mustard until the sugar is dissolved. Pour half the mixture over the pork and let it marinate for a few hours to overnight. Reserve the other half of the teriyaki for later.
Drain the pork and then thread your skewers. I start with a slice of bell pepper, then pork, then pineapple and so on but you can go in any order you like.
Cook on a hot grill or grill pan. Be sure to turn the skewers ever few minutes. Once the kebabs are almost done, baste with some of the reserved marinade.
You can thicken the marinade to use as a sauce by dissolving a tablespoon of corn starch in a bit of water and then pour into a small saucepan. Add the teriyaki and cook for a few minutes while stirring. Once it gets hot enough, the mixture will thicken. Take it off of the heat and use immediately.
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