Mango Chutney Glazed Spam by Theo Michaels

Course: Main - Dish: Meat - Serves: 2

By Theo Michaels 

Sweet sharp mango chutney glaze over salty crispy spam, with Indian spiced mushy peas and caramelised pineapple slices – what’s not to like! 

This recipe was created by Theo Michaels as part of our ‘Eat Like a King’ campaign in celebration of King Charles’s coronation.  

Serves 2



  1. Pineapple Rings: remove the rings from the can (saving the juice), pat dry and brush with a little olive oil, season with pinch salt and the garam masala on both sides. Fry in a hot pan for a couple of minutes each side until charred then remove and keep warm.
  2. Spam: grate the ginger into the mango chutney and stir in about 60ml (4tbsp) of the pineapple juice to loosen. Dust the spam slices in flour and brown in a hot pan with a little olive oil (about 2 minutes each side). Turn the heat down to medium, pour in the mango chutney and keep basting the spam slices until it reduces and thickens (this only takes a minute), once thick and glossy remove the spam onto a warm plate, pour over the glaze and cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. Finally, in the same pan (no need to wash), add a knob of butter and stir in the curry powder, once the butter has melted add the marrowfat peas with some of its juice and top with the remaining pineapple juice; season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Simmer until the juice has reduced and thickened and then remove from the heat.
  4. Serve the spam slices with a few rings of pineapple and a helping of the peas and enjoy!
  5. If you like it extra spicy, you can add a little chilli powder or cayenne pepper to either the mango chutney or peas.  

Nutritional information per serving:

Nutritional value per serving 
Nutrient  Per serving 
Energy  4553kJ
Fat  70g
   of which saturates  21.4g 
Carbohydrate  78.1g
  of which sugars  35.6g
Fibre  8.4g 
Protein  33.4g
Salt  7.7g
  5-A-DAY PORTIONS  One serving of this recipe counts as 2 of your 5-A-DAY target of fruit and vegetable portions.   

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