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Waikiki Spam Jam this Saturday

Chef Almario Betiong Chef Almario Betiong
Chef David Saccomanno Chef David Saccomanno

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 8th annual Waikiki Spam Jam takes place this weekend. Spam can be mighty tasty in fried rice or musubi. But there's so much more you can do with it!

Chef Almario Betiong from Atlantis Seafood and Steak is here with some ideas including...

 

Spam Mahi Mahi ala Carbonara

Ingredients:

  • 4 qty 4oz. filets of Mahi Mahi or other reef fish
  • 4 oz. julienne SPAM
  • 2 oz. julienne asparagus
  • 2 oz. julienne green beans
  • 8 oz. cream
  • 1 tsp. shallots
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 oz. fish stock
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • White wine
  • Salt and pepper

Fish preparation:

  • Pan sear Mahi Mahi in hot skillet
  • Deglaze with white wine
  • Add 2 oz. fish stock
  • Transfer to 400 degree oven
  • Bake for 10 minutes

Sauce:

  • Sautee SPAM in olive oil until light brown
  • Add shallots
  • Deglaze with white wine
  • Add cream and reduce
  • Blend in green beans, asparagus, and whisked egg yolk
  • Add a pinch of parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Place Mahi Mahi in center of plate and top with sauce.

 

Also, Gordon Biersch will be there serving several spam creations. Chef David Saccomanno is giving us a taste.

 

Waikiki Spam Jam

Tomorrow, 4-10pm

Kalakaua Ave.

Foodbank donations welcome

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