Honey Pineapple Spam

Ever heard of the book Donde No Hay Doctor (Where There is No Doctor)? If not, it is a field guide to treating common ailments in rural communities in developing countries. Well I am working on my own field guide at the moment, Nuh Ham Nuh Deh Yah (Where there is no Ham), a field guide to surviving without ham in Jamaica. This is chapter one…serves two.

2, 8oz cans of cubed pineapple (cut sliced pineapple into cubes) or 1.5 cups cubed fresh pineapple
1.5 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon rum (optional)
1 can of spam (sliced) or 4 large slices of precooked ham (cut in half)

Drain the canned pineapple cubes. Lay the pineapple cubes on a paper towel and pat dry. Put the butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Make brown butter by heating the butter until melted and just starting to brown around the edges. Add the pineapple and toss to coat in the butter. Add the honey and toss to coat the pineapple with the honey. Add the spam slices and the rum. Cook until the pineapple is golden, about 5 to 7 minutes and the spam has a bit of a brown crust on the outside.


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