Crispy Spam Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Crispy Spam Tacos
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  • 8 oz spam
  • 1/4 cup Chipotle in adobo
  • 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup pineapple cut into small dice
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup fine diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup small dice red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • As needed salt
  • Canola oil for frying
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 cup panko breadcrumb
  • Corn or flour tortillas


Bread the spam. Cut the spam into 2.5 x .75" x 1.5" pieces. Dredge in flour, then beaten egg, and then panko. Set the spam in the refrigerator. For the pineapple salsa, combine pineapple, red pepper, jalapeno, cilantro, ginger, red onion, lime juice, and chili powder. Season with salt to taste, and reserve. For the chipotle aioli blend the remaining lime juice and chipotle in a blender, combine with mayonnaise and reserve. To finish, pan fry the spam until golden brown and crispy drain on paper towel. Warm the tortillas in a dry pan. Fill tortillas with spam, top with pineapple, and chipotle.
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