The Ultimate SPAM Cookbook Review
|The Ultimate SPAM Cookbook: 100+ Quick and Delicious Recipes from Traditional to Gourmet: How to Elevate Ramen, Pizza, Sliders, Breakfast, & More with Hormel's Little Blue Can
|The Hormel Kitchen
|August 18, 2020, Fox Chapel Publishing
|No. of Pages:
|$12.99 Paperback, $9.99 Kindle
Although I’ve never actually met anyone who admits they like Spam®, The Hormel Kitchen has released a new cookbook, The Ultimate SPAM Cookbook: 100+ Quick and Delicious Recipes from Traditional to Gourmet: How to Elevate Ramen, Pizza, Sliders, Breakfast, & More with Hormel's Little Blue Can. Surprisingly, this cookbook is filled with recipes (almost all have beautiful photographs) that look mouthwatering. In fact, when I started looking through this cookbook, I went to the grocery store and purchased several cans to try the recipes. Anyone who has spent time in Hawaii already knows that Spam is a huge seller there and it is even found in dishes on restaurant menus (I once ordered a Spam® Loco Moco there; it was actually pretty good, and there is a recipe in the book to make it at home).
The first pages in this cookbook give the history of Spam – interesting – but the real draw of this cookbook is that the recipes are actually unique and innovative. Who knew that Spam could be used in everything from sushi to breakfast hash and burritos to fancy skewers on the BBQ to casseroles. There are recipes for sandwiches, including sloppy Joes and pulled pork in good sauces, as well as fried slices used on everything from Spam®LTs to Spam® Benedict. The recipes are heavy on Asian influences, including lettuce wraps, stir-fries, noodle bowls, and fried rice. There are also grilled cheese sandwiches, pizzas, macaroni and cheese, and dozens of recipes that most of us wouldn’t think of.
In this day when there is a pandemic and people are quarantined at home, it’s nice to have a few cans on the shelf to use with what’s in the freezer and refrigerator for making dinners that don’t require exposing us to Covid 19. This cookbook will keep everyone happy, since the main protein in some dinners is just on the shelf. This is a fun cookbook, and while it focuses on one ingredient, the possibilities are endless.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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