This recipe comes out of Hawaii and I have been making it for about 20 years now. It is very good, easy to make and everyone I have made this for loves it. I serve it on top of a bed of rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the Spam™ and cover; fry until browned, about 10 to 15 minutes. Turn the heat to low; add the cabbage and water. Cover and steam until the cabbage is crisp tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the lid, and stir in the soy sauce and tomato (if using). Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 6.7g; fat 15.5g; cholesterol 39.2mg; sodium 1175.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2009
Oh yeah, this is the real thing! I LOVED this stuff when I was a kid. Now that I'm all grown up (and a vegetarian), I like this dish made with a polynesian-style marinated tempeh. Also, try it with either pineapple chunks, sliced and peeled sauteed apples, or "rehydrated" dried fruit like raisins, fig, cherries or apricots. Delicious! Serve it usually over a brown or basmati rice, but I'll sometimes make a nice risotto if I have the time. Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/24/2007
I don't think the spam went well in this. It would be better with shrimp. Read More
(3)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2007
This is a really simple recipe and quick. I love it. I serve it on a bed of brown rice with soy sauce. I use the low fat spam instead of regular. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2009
Oh yeah, this is the real thing! I LOVED this stuff when I was a kid. Now that I'm all grown up (and a vegetarian), I like this dish made with a polynesian-style marinated tempeh. Also, try it with either pineapple chunks, sliced and peeled sauteed apples, or "rehydrated" dried fruit like raisins, fig, cherries or apricots. Delicious! Serve it usually over a brown or basmati rice, but I'll sometimes make a nice risotto if I have the time. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2009
Pretty good, like other reviewers say it was on the salty side. Less soy sauce next time, I didn't add the extra salt the recipe mentioned either. I used young kale instead of cabbage. Next time will scramble an egg with the kale and spam. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
Great recipe. I used Hot and Spicy Spam and it turned out great. I will make this one again. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2012
I'm surprised this is not on the SPAM website... This is a quick and tasty meal ( I served it on white rice). It's so simple and flavorful. Great way to incorporate your veggies. I used 1/2 TBS. of soy sauce and if I needed more added it to my taste while I was eating. Great affordable meal.. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2009
very tasty. I should have used low sodium soy. I rolled it in wanton wrappers and made egg rolls. My kids loved them. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2008
A little salty but very good. Will use a low salt soy sauce next time. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2011
This was great! We added snow peas too. Next time maybe some mushrooms. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2011
OMG - I am so glad I tried this! I did make a few minor changes -- I only bought the small 7oz can of Spam so I diced and cooked 1 chicken breast with the Spam to make up the difference. I also threw in a thinly sliced leek (using up veg from my CSA box) only cut up half of my enormous Napa cabbage (should have used the whole thing) and I only added about 1.5 T of low sodium soy sauce. Oh and I put quartered grape tomatoes on top of each serving. SO YUMMY! I too served over rice and will definitely be making this again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
12/24/2007
I don't think the spam went well in this. It would be better with shrimp. Read More
(3)
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