I’m very close to the wire tonight aren’t I? My wireless internet connection is playing games with me tonight, which is always fun. So I have to type this quickly before it decides to disappear again!
The recipe that I have for you tonight is Asian style chicken meatballs. I made some of these when I catered for my brothers 21st a few weeks ago. In fact, I made a double batch in case we ran out of food to feed everyone, but we didn’t need them so I froze them. They are very tasty by themselves as fingerfood with a good dipping sauce, or as I have used them here in a stir-fry for a meal.
Unfortunately I got a little over confident in my chewing ability when I decided to make this last night and ended up not being able to eat the vegetables. They just aren’t a suckable kind of food, you really need your back teeth to chew them! Which is a shame because it tasted so good.
This recipe makes about 30 meatballs, which is enough for 2 stir-fries.
Asian Style Chicken Meatballs (Makes 30)
In a large bowl combine 500g chicken mince, 2tsp grated ginger, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1Tbsp chopped lemongrass, 1 1/2C breadcrumbs, 2Tbsp cornflour, 2Tbsp soy sauce, 1 lightly beaten egg & 1Tbsp chopped coriander. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 180C and line 2 baking trays. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on prepared baking trays. You may find you need to add more breadcrumbs to the mix because it is quite gooey, but don’t add too much or they will be dry. It also helps to just take half of the mixture out of the fridge to work with at a time, the colder it is the easier it is to work with. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
Chicken Meatball Stir-fry (Serves 4)
If you want a quick weeknight meal, freeze the meatballs in 2 seperate containers. Thaw overnight in the fridge and stir fry together with capsicum strips, carrot, snow peas, canned baby corn, canned water chestnuts & stir-fry sauce. It is a very versatile meal, you can really add whatever vegetables you like or have left in the fridge.