This may gross out most of you, but there is such a thing as Spam Sushi. Hard to believe, huh? I guess they will come up with anything. I have to say, and I know some other Filipino people can vouch for this one, I love fried spam with sticky rice, so I am wondering if this Spam Sushi is something I could try out. My mom went to the Spam Festival in Monterey a couple of years ago and wasn't really keen on the Spam Sushi so she did not try it. I thought I'd look up a recipe, and sure enough, I found one on Epicurious.
Nori (seaweed used to roll sushi)
Takuwan strips (Japanese pickled radish)
Wasabi (Japanese horseradish)
Wash and cook 3 cups Calrose rice. While still hot, season with Vinegar Sauce, or use packaged sushi mix such as Sushi!-No-Ko.
1/2 cup Japanese rice vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Cook until sugar dissolves. Cool. Sprinkle half of vinegar sauce over hot rice; mix gently. Add more vinegar sauce to taste. Or follow instuctions onpackage mix.
Spam sliced or cubed.
1/4 cup shoyu
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
Bring sauce to a boil in a small pan. Add Spam, lower heat, and cook 2-3 minutes.
TO ASSEMBLE SUSHI:
Cut a sheet of nori in half. Place nori on your left hand; add a small amount of rice. Add Spam and all or some of the other ingredients. Wrap nori around the filling and toll from left to right.
NOTE from me: Because I am not familiar with sushi, I am curious- what exactly is Sato-Shayu style? I am assuming it's a certain way something is cut, obviously...but I guess I'll be looking that one up as well. I doubt I'll ever go out of my way to try this, but if I ever get a chance to try it somewhere, I sure will.