Spam is a staple on Guam. In fact, Spam has been called the “poor man’s steak” by many, although a can of Spam is not cheap! I have a friend who lives in an area where Spam sells for about $5.00 per can! At that price, I’d rather buy real steak! 😀
Chamorros can be quite innovative when it comes to creating Spam dishes. An easy and classic dish is Spam Kelaguen. This is my sister’s version.
Give it a try; I think you’ll like it. 🙂
- 1 can Spam, cut into thin strips
- 4-6 stalks green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 cup freshly grated coconut
- Lemon juice, to taste
- Salt, to taste
- Hot pepper, to taste
1. Lightly pan-fry the spam (for only 1-2 minutes) then place in a bowl.
2. Add green onions, coconut, lemon juice, salt, and hot pepper. Mix, taste, and adjust seasonings and lemon juice, to taste.
3. Serve with titiyas or hot steamed white rice.