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You need 60 cocktail toothpicks for this recipe.

Ingredients

15-ounce can Spam (See note)
1-pound can pineapple chunks
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar

Instructions

Cut Spam into 60 cubes. Drain pineapple and cut each chunk in half. Place a piece of spam and a piece of pineapple on each toothpick. Arrange in a single layer on a flat microwavale plate. Combine brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar; spoon over kabobs. Marinate for 1 hour, then transfer half the kabobs to a platter. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Turn dish 1/2 turn; spoon sauce over kabobs and cook on high for 1-3/4 minutes. Makes 60. Note: Ham may be substituted for Spam.

Kay Davis, Milan



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