Musubi tacos? Shell yes! This innovative recipe folds fried nori into a taco shape as it cools then tops it with diced SPAM® Classic. The fusion of flavors will also curl your lips into a taco shape as you smile with delight.
1 (340g) can SPAM® Classic, cut in large dice
1 cup flour
1 cup cold water
3 cups vegetable oil
8 sheets nori, trimmed with scissors into circular shape
1 tsp sesame seeds
3 cups cauliflower
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp rice vinegar
3/4 cup julienned cucumbers
3/4 cup grated carrots
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg.
Add the flour and cold water, whisking just enough to blend.
In a large saucepan, heat oil to 375°F/190°C.
Dip one side of a nori sheet in the batter mixture.
Carefully fry the nori sheet in hot oil, batter side first, for 1 to 2 minutes, then flipping to fry the other side until crisp and curled.
Remove the nori from the oil to a paper towel-lined sheet pan, forming it into a taco shell as it cools.
Repeat to make 8 taco shells.
In a large skillet, cook the diced SPAM® Classic over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes, or until browned.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
In another large skillet, steam the cauliflower in water over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes, or until softened. Season with rice vinegar.
Divide the cauliflower rice and SPAM® Classic between the nori shells.
Top the tacos with cucumber and carrots. Serve with wasabi, soy sauce, and pickled ginger.