Post in collaboration with SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham
SPAM. SPAM. SPAM. No, not the annoying stuff clogging up your inbox but the iconic meat in a tin. SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham. What does it mean to you? Monty Python? School Dinners? Guilty Pleasure?! Over the years it has been maligned, celebrated and musicalised. SPAM Fritters were one of my absolute favourite school dinners back in the day accompanied by the obligatory ice cream scoops of mash and spaghetti in tomato sauce. Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
Would you believe that the world’s most iconic meat is celebrating 80 years as a global brand this year? What better time to celebrate in the UK than the official SPAM® Appreciation Week which kicks off today and runs from 6-12 March 2017. The popular SPAM Can Tour will also return for second year, launching in Liverpool on 6th May and touring the country until end of August. The specially designed, eye-catching airstream will be serving up free SPAM samples, giving away recipe ideas, plus exciting opportunities to obtain limited edition merchandise. To celebrate SPAM Appreciation Week, there’s also a chance for fans to win a VIP trip to the Liverpool event and be special guests on the first tour stop.
Dates for the SPAM® Can Tour 2017 are:
- LIVERPOOL Paradise Place 6-8 May
- GLASGOW Buchanan Street 3-4 June
- LEEDS city centre 8-9 July
- SUNDERLAND Airshow 21–23 July
- BLACKPOOL Airshow 12- 13 Aug
- CARDIFF St David’s Centre 26-27 Aug
Once out of the can SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham is certainly more than just a square meal! SPAM can… be sliced, diced, chopped, grilled and fried to make delicious quick and easy meals and snacks. Why not try SPAM as a pizza topping as per the recipe below or take inspiration from dishes that my food blogging colleagues have created:Spam Fries and Spambled Eggs
Spam and Baked Bean Hash
Fried Egg Picnic Spamwich
Spam Salad with Garlic Croutons and Gruyere
Grilled Spam Breakfast Sandwich
Spam Potato Rosti
Open Faced Omelette with Sweet Potato, Okra and Spam
Spam Potato Skins
Spam Tear 'n' Share Bread
SPAM Hawaiian Style Pizza
1 x 200g can or tub of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham, cut in to small cubes
1 x large pizza base
250g of Passata tomato sauce (for pizza base topping)
Drained pineapple chunks
150g of grated Mozzarella Cheese
1. Preheat oven (according to pizza base instructions)
2. Spread Passata (tomato sauce) evenly over top of the pizza base
3. Top with cubes of SPAM Chopped Pork and Ham, pineapple chunks and Mozzarella Cheese
4. Bake in the oven for around 15-20 minutes, until topping is slightly browned/crispy
5. Serve and enjoy
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SPAM have provided five goody bags each containing an apron, slicer and spatula, as a giveaway for readers of Foodie Quine. To enter, let me know in a comment "What's your favourite way to eat SPAM?" For additional bonus entries you can follow me on Twitter, Tweet about the Giveaway, follow me on Instagram or like me on Facebook.Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SPAM Chopped Pork and Ham. As always, all views expressed are my own. Image, recipe and prizes courtesy of SPAM. Thank you for supporting the brands who make it possible for me to continue to share my Edible Scottish Adventures with you.
Giveaway ends 19th March 2017 11.59pm Good Luck!