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May 21, 2011 03:45 AM

Ono spamburger a hawaiian inspired burgerish idea (brain storming ideas)

'Ono' spamburger

a patty of sliced fried spam coated with a panko-wasabi crust.
On hawaiian bread
with broiled pineapple
and sweet onions

Additions my Dad won't put on but I will:
Coconut mayonnaise
shredded coconut
Asian hot sauce(?)

On the side:
Daikon-carrot sesame seed slaw
Taro chips.
Sweet potato fries

To drink:
Alcoholic- Some tiki drink
Non Alcoholic - P.O.G (Nantucket nectars makes a version)

other ideas:
marinate the spam in papaya juice or guava juice (?)

So 'hounds what do you think?

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  1. I'm thinking it has too many sweet elements with the bread, pineapple and onion. I'd take the pineapple and onion out, and put in a fried egg and some type of cheese/gravy in (Better yet, a type of poi). Really want to include a seaweed, but... Is there a pickled variety?

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    1. re: ediblover

      Hmmm seaweed I'll look into that I'm in Upstate New York and there is only so much I can do. Also this dish is for me and Dad. Neither of us like poi.

      1. re: YAYME

        The canned variety (seaweed) may just have the texture to make a nice relish to go on the burger.

    2. Marinate Spam? What's the point of that?

      Agree with ediblover - too sweet. What about a riff on Spam musubi?

      1. I wouldn't give up on the sweet components without trying them first; the salty greasiness of the SPAM might just stand up to them and balance them out. I wouldn't bread the SPAM, though - just fry, broil, or grill the slices until they're brown and slightly crispy.

        Yes on the hot sauce - Sriracha's a natural place to start, but there are plenty of other options. And you need another side - you can't call it Hawai'ian unless there's a scoop of mac salad on the plate!