Thursday, February 14, 2008

more spam? how to make this recipe yummy and healthy!

Once again, I think that google ads sees "spam" in my folder as a need to tell me about new spam recipes. This one without the spam though looks kind of good.

SPAM VEGETABLE STRUDEL - let's use tempeh or marinated
tofu instead of the spam

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Main dish

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 pk Long-grain and wild rice
-mix (6.25 oz)
1/2 c Chopped carrot
1/2 c Chopped red bell pepper
1/4 c Orange juice
1 cn SPAM Luncheon Meat, cut in
-thin strips (12 oz)
2 c Chopped mushrooms
1/4 c Sliced green onions
1 tb Dijon-style mustard
1/2 ts Basil
1/4 ts Pepper
6 Sheets frozen phyllo pastry,
Butter-flavor vegetable
-cooking spray
1 tb Dry bread crumbs
Soy sauce

Heat oven to 375'F. Prepare rice according to package directions. In
small saucepan, combine carrots, red pepper, and orange juice. Bring
to a boil. Cover and cook 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain
well. Place in medium bowl. In large skillet, saute SPAM, mushrooms,
and green onion until tender. Add SPAM mixture, rice, mustard, basil,
and pepper to vegetable mixture; stir well. Place 1 sheet phyllo
pastry on a damp towel (keep remaining phyllo covered). Lightly coat
phyllo with cooking spray. Layer remaining 5 sheets phyllo pastry on
first sheet, lightly coating each sheet with cooking spray. Spoon
SPAM mixture lengthwise down center of phyllo stack, leaving a 1/2″
border. Roll phyllo jelly-roll style, starting with long side
containing SPAM mixture. Tuck ends under; place diagonally, seam side
down, on baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat top of
pastry with cooking spray and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Make 12
(1/4″ deep) diagonal slits across top of pastry using a sharp knife.
Bake 20 minutes or until golden. Serve with soy sauce.

Might want to delete to phillo dough unless you could find a
whole wheat phillo dough which I have seen
and use wheat germ, crumbled nuts (peanuts, walnuts or almonds) or
hemp seeds
in place of the bread crumbs. Instead of the butter vegetable
oil spray -
put extra
virgin olive oil in a spray bottle and use that.

To marinate tofu and tempeh for an unbelievable treat:
put 1 package of tempeh broken up into bite size pieces or fresh tofu (about 1 pound) into a small bowl.
mix soy sauce, worschiture sauce, some mustard and peanut butter around
to coat add fresh grated ginger and
garlic. Marinate 1-5 hours. Use in place of spam!

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