Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Alone: SPAM Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce

Daryl Dixon and Beth Greene stumble onto a small cemetery and a funeral home. Upon entering, they are immediately struck by the tidiness of the little parlor. They are startled to discover that in addition to the meticulously maintained property, the absent caretaker has also been busy preparing and burying Walker bodies.

Once in the tiny kitchenette, Daryl and Beth find a small stash of food in the cupboards; including peanut butter, jelly, diet soda and pigs feet. Daryl refers to the odd pantry combination as a "white trash brunch" and informs Beth that the pigs feet belong to him. He decides that they will only take some of the stash until they can find the "nut" who lives there.

Beth reminds him that there are still good people left in the world and that he is counted among them for being unwilling to take all the food.

Daryl rests in an empty casket and declares it to be the most "comfy" bed he's slept in during the past year. Although they've struggled since the fall of the prison, at least that night the unlikely friends had a secure place to sleep and a full stomach.

While the idea of pork and peanut butter may sound repulsive, a Thai-inspired Satay dish can be created with everything that Beth and Daryl found that afternoon. Living with meager supplies no doubt, turned both of them into experts at combining food.

Soda, jelly, and some common pantry seasonings combine into a delicious marinade for the pigs feet. While we have substituted the more commonly found SPAM, you may feel free to use pigs feet if you can find them. Marinate for 30 minutes, thread on skewers (or sticks), and grill to perfection over your campfire. Peanut butter forms the base of a spicy and pleasing Thai Peanut Sauce to serve as an accompaniment to the Satay.

And when the dead rise; and you hear scratching at the door…use the peephole. Always use the peephole.

SPAM Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce

2 tsp. Garlic  Powder
1 tsp. ground Ginger
1/4 cup soda, any flavor except grape
2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp. Jelly (we used peach)

1 can SPAM, cubed

Thai Peanut Sauce
6 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp. Sambal Oelek
3 Tbsp. Lime Juice

In a small bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients until well blended. Add the cubed SPAM and allow to sit for 30 minutes.

Thread cubes of SPAM onto skewers (any kind you can find) and grill for 5 minutes, turning often.

While the SPAM is grilling, mix all the Thai Peanut Sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Taste for seasonings and add more Sambal Oelek if needed.

Remove SPAM Satay skewers onto a plate and serve with Thai Peanut Sauce.


  1. I'm very curious how does satay taste.. i want to try satay very nice dish Thank you :) personal chef in austin

  2. Thank you Cherry! Satay is very good; it's not just the seasonings that make it delicious…it's the grilling and the sauce on the side help make it special.