Asian food is my favorite but sometimes the same old ginger chicken, beef and broccoli or chicken balls tend to get old really fast which is usually the time when I start looking into my pantry for some ideas that might give me a better experience than my usual takeout place.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any Asian ancestry (that I know of) nor am I trained in various cuisines from that part of the world but I like to research recipes a lot and most of the time create my own versions, I like to think. Take this meatball recipe for example, while it does not follow the original recipe (whatever that might be), the few ingredients inspired from Vietnamese cuisine really turned the whole experience into a great surprise, both in taste and consistency. Take also into account the time required to get everything ready, which is way under 30 minutes and you have a winner. Enjoy!
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2-3 green onions, chopped as fine as you can
- 1-2 tsp ginger root, grated
- 1 tsp red chili pepper flakes
- 1 egg white
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- Preheat your BBQ to medium-high (350° F - 400 ° F).
- In a large bowl combine ground beef with everything else; add salt and pepper to taste. Mix gently then start forming 11/2 inch meatballs.
- Place meatballs on the grill and cook about 2 minutes per side, if spheres can have a side. lol
- Transfer meatballs on a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.