Feel your chi energy in your taste buds, your kimchi energy. These Kimchi SPAM®Musubi Croissants will send a jolt of yum through your entire body. The mix of puff pastry, hot sauce and SPAM®Classic is very feng shui.
Submitted by SPAM® fan Sharon Wang, Los Angeles
15 min 8 servings10 ingredients
1 (16 oz) package of frozen puff pastry, thawed until cold and just firm
1.Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2.Slice the nori seaweed into ¼” strips and set aside.
3.Drain the kimchi, saving the juice for use as a marinade for the SPAM® product. Roughly chop the kimchi.
4.Slice 1 can of SPAM® product into 8 even slices. Lay the slices flat in a large bowl and pour the kimchi juice over the top.
5.Bring a large frying pan to medium high heat. Add the SPAM® slices, kimchi, brown sugar, and butter. Stir occasionally and cook until the SPAM® slices are caramelized and the kimchi is wilted.
6.Add Sriracha sauce and ketchup. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
7.In a small bowl, whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water to make an egg wash.
8.To assemble, cut the puff pastry into 8 rectangles, each roughly the size of a playing card.
9.One at a time, spoon the SPAM® mixture on one end of the puff pastry, covering roughly a quarter to a third of the length. Roll the puff pastry tightly, sealing it with a dab of egg wash. Transfer to the baking sheet seam side down. CHEF’S TIP: If the puff pastry has become too soft, chill it for 15 minutes.
10.Brush the top of each puff with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds and nori seaweed strips.
11.Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown. Serve while still warm.