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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