Aloha from DD and Lt. Post!
May 1 is Lei Day, a celebration in Hawaii promoting the “Aloha spirit” of Hawaiian culture. Eric Post “Lt. Post,” creator and actor in Marriage Can Be Murder, is also a chef who spent time living on the Island. In celebration of Lei Day, Lt. Post and DD teach us how to create an appetizer spread made with a Hawaiin fan-favorite ingredient, Spam.
KTNV Channel 13 included Lt. Post’s Spam Spread video in their 13 Virtual Happy Hours & Cooking Classes This Week in Las Vegas. If you’re looking for a fun, easy recipe to celebrate Lei Day this weekend, follow the recipe below.
Lt. Post’s Spam Spread
- 12-16 ounces of whipped cream cheese
- 1/2 cup diced and well browned 25% less salt spam (about 1/2 a can)
- 1/2 cup sliced scallions
- 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
- Cracker, bread or celery
Fold together the cream cheese, spam, scallions, and fresh pineapple. Serve on a cracker, bread, or celery. Add diced jalapeño or hot sauce of your choosing for an extra kick.
- Orange Juice
- Pineapple Juice
Lt. Post recommends “not quite so much juice, a little more vodka.” Garnish with fresh fruit.
Happy Lei Day! Bring the tropical vacation to your kitchen and spice up your quarantine.