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Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi Canned ham has made its mark on America and Hawaiians have done it best.   Ingredients 1 Tin of Spam, sliced in to the shape of the can 2 T Neutral Oil 1/2C Dark Soy Sauce 1/2C White Sugar 3T Indo Sweet Sambal Sauce (This is NOT SRIRACHA ) 3-6T Rice Wine Vinegar 3-4C Sticky Rice 2 Sheets Nori , divided in to strips Steps In large pan, heat soy sauce, white sugar, vinegar, and sambal until thick and bubbling. Remove from heat. Allow Spam to marinade in warm sauce. Heat 2T oil over med-high heat until shimmering. Brown Spam slices in batches until golden. Remove from heat. Place warm rice in a misted or damp musubi mold and apply even pressure. Remove rice cake, top with spam slice. Lightly coat the matte side of a Nori strip with the marinade. Wrap the Nori tightly . Note: Tamagoyaki egg roll can be made ahead, sliced and added to the Musubi for a quick breakfast dish.

Pork Neck Bone Ragout

Pork Neck Bone Ragout A commonly overlooked cut of meat becomes a silky sauce in this southern favorite. Served over rice or pasta, this dish is sure to satisfy and impress.   Ingredients 2lb Pork neck bones, rinsed 2 T EVOO or other neutral oil 28oz can crushed tomatoes + 10-14oz water 1/2lb white or cremini mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed 4 garlic cloves, sliced thin 1/2 t red pepper flake 6oz red wine, w/ 2T tomato paste 2 T tomato paste, dissolved in wine 2 Bay Leaves, crimped S&P Any leftover veggies, onion, tomato, carrot, bell pepper.   Steps In large thick walled pot, preferably a dutch oven, heat oil on high until shimmering. Heavily salt and pepper dry bones and introduce to pot.  Using tongs, brown neck bones in batches until golden. Remove from heat. Place garlic and red pepper flake in oil and pork drippings. Saute until garlic is fragrant. Add mushrooms, any additional veggies, and allow to cook until onions (if used) have softened, and mush

Rules for IT Professionals

0: Everyone Lies, users especially so. 1: Check the simple things before you move on to the hard stuff. ALL of the simple things. 2: Question all assumptions. 3: Don't give up easily. 4: When all else fails, see #1.  I'll add more as they become available.