Cheap Eats: Star Chefs' Spam Recipes

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Spam sushi roll

Recipe courtesy of Chef Kerry Simon of Simon in Los Angeles and Las Vegas

• 3 sheets Nori seaweed
• 3 cups Prepared sushi rice
• 1 can of SPAM, cut into matchsticks
• 1 Avocado, peeled and cut in fine pieces
• 1 Cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut in fine strips
• Sesame seeds, toasted

Place the nori on a bamboo mat, shiny side down. Dampen your fingers in water so that the rice does not stick to your hands. Spread rice evenly over nori.

Lay Spam, avocado and cucumber lengthwise. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. To roll: slowly fold the end of the mat closest to you over the filling and tuck it in. Use medium pressure to create a compact tube. Remove the mat from around the roll, press in the loose ends and place it on a cutting board, seam side down. Using a wet, sharp knife, slice the roll in half then into 6 equal pieces. Serve with wasabi, soy sauce and pickled ginger.

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