Spamtastic idea for the outdoors

Spam for the outdoors
Great for camping and glamping

Spam is back on the menu, apparently! Put aside your memories of Spam sandwiches of the past, this new Spam is made from a minimum of 90% prime shoulder pork and leg ham, and is being promoted as the ‘convenient and tasty meat for any camping trip; whether it’s wild camping, a family holiday or even glamping!’

Whether your making breakfast or a campsite meal with friends and family, simply fry or grill slices of Spam Chopped Pork and Ham on the gas stove, and serve with eggs and beans, or dice it and mix with potatoes and onions for a delicious Spam Hash. For a satisfying easy snack, simply grill and slip in a bread roll for a more-ish Spam Butty.

Spam Chopped Pork and Ham is the ideal versatile meat to make a variety of sizzling summer snacks and, as it’s now available in a lightweight, easy-to-open and re-sealable tub, it’s even easier to enjoy in the great outdoors.

Spam BBQ Kebabs

Makes four kebabs

1 x 200g tub or can of Spam Chopped Pork and Ham cut into 1″ cubes
1 x red pepper – cut into 1″ cubes
1 x yellow pepper – cut into 1″ cubes
Large red onion – cut into quarters and each quarter halved horizontally to give 8 pieces/chunks
8 x chestnut mushrooms
Vegetable oil for brushing
1 x small jar mango chutney (optional)
Kebab sticks – which have previously been soaked in water.

Thread cubes of Spam Chopped Pork and Ham on to soaked kebab sticks alternating with the vegetables to give a colourful portion.

Brush the kebabs with oil and a little Mango chutney if using and place on the hot BBQ, turning them over until all the Spam Chopped Pork and Ham and vegetables are nicely browned all over and cooked.

The 200g can and tub, plus the 340g can, are available from all major UK supermarkets. and


Bruce McMichael

Food writing, discovering food stories, meeting producers, chefs and food enthusiasts are all part of desire to inspire, inform my readers and fellow food lovers. I am a freelance writer, journalist and published author focusing on the international world of food and drink, culture and travel. In 2019 I graduated from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy with a Masters in Food Culture, Communication and Marketing. I am now a visiting Professor at the university teaching Food & Drink Writing. Based in London I travel widely, particularly across western Europe. I have chaired many conferences and meetings, spoken at conferences and events and often appear on radio and TV talking most about food, the business of food and being an entrepreneur. In 2017 I won an episode of the ITV (the UK-based national television channel) cooking competition show, 'Gordon Ramsay's Culinary Genius'. I took my children on holiday to Sicily with the prize money. As an experienced farmers' market manager and operator of a small marmalade/ preserves company, I am very familiar with the issues surrounding local food, farming, enterprise and the environment.

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