Caramelized Spam & Pasta

Brown Sugar Caramelized Spam & Pasta

Is this gourmet food?  Absolutely not, but it is MUCH better than it sounds.  It's a tasty, easy dinner that comes together very quickly.  The key to making this recipe is cutting the spam into very small pieces so they will caramelize.  We slice the Spam into " thick slices and then use the dicer blade in a Vidalia Chop Wizard.  It makes short work of something that would take a long time otherwise. 

12 oz can
Spam (your choice of style or flavor)
1 tbl
1 tbl + 1 tsp
brown sugar (dark or light, it doesn't matter)
1 tsp
sesame oil
green onions, divided, just the green parts, sliced into " pieces


1 lb
pasta of your choosing (we use bowtie, pipe rigate, or rotelle)


Dice the Spam.  Slice 6 of the green onions and put them in a pile.  Slice the other 2 green onions and put them in a second pile.  Start a pot of water for the pasta and when it comes to a boil, cook it according to the package directions.  While the water heats, put the butter in a deep non-stick frying pan and turn the heat to medium high.    As soon as the butter melts add the Spam, brown sugar, sesame oil, and the six green onion pile to the pan.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and saute' until the Spam browns or caramelizes around the edges.  The pasta should be cooked about now.  Drain it and add it to the Spam mixture.  Stir well and serve topped with remaining two green onions.