Asian Pork Meatballs

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Hello all– It’s really full on summer here– so around dinner time I’m looking for something fast, light and fun to eat.  I think this qualifies–sort of a banh mi sandwich disguised as a salad.  We ate it with a chunk of french bread (the sandwich!!) and a bottle of Sweet Chili Sauce at hand.  It was fresh and delish!

ASIAN PORK MEATBALLS

meatballs:
1 pound ground pork
2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tab. cilantro, chopped fine
2 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. lime zest (about 1 lime)
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

salad:
finely shredded green cabbage
shredded carrots
thinly sliced radishes
red pepper, cut in thin strips
sprigs cilantro

dressing:
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tab. lime juice
1 tsp. honey
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
And a bottle of sweet chili sauce to splash on those meatballs!

In a mixing bowl thoroughly mix the pork, ginger, garlic, cilantro, soy sauce, lime zest and breadcrumbs.  Form the mixture into 16 medium size meatballs and set them on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.  Pop them in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes, until they are nicely browned.

Arrange the salad ingredients on 4 plates.  Shake the dressing ingredients together in a container with a tight fitting lid and drizzle it over the salad ingredients.

Add on the meatballs when they come out of the oven.  Done and delish!

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17 thoughts on “Asian Pork Meatballs

    • Hey Daisy– We liked it–cool and light. Not your warming winter soup! Hope you’re doing well… I’m quilting all day today, trying to finish a baby quilt before my daughter’s shower in a few weeks! Hugs.

      • How fun! Can’t wait to see the beautiful baby quilt! I was quilting last week but my daughter’s visiting us for the past two days, so I’ve been playing with my baby granddaughter! So much fun! 😊

        • Don’t you love kids in the house?? Hope you had some sweet times with that little girl of yours and long wandering talks with your daughter. That’s the best. I’m beavering away today again on this quilt– need to finish in 4 weeks before the shower! fun project. hugs Daisy!

    • Hey Kat– we like them a lot. I just made half a recipe since there are just 2 of us and I should have made more for leftovers! How you spending your weekend?? Hope it’s a good one! xo

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