sesame with ginger recipe

Asian Meatballs in Sauce

About 28 1 inch meatballs

These are tasty meatballs that can be served over rice and covered with sauce.

Ingredients

Meatballs:

½ cup panko bread crumbs

1 egg, beaten

½ an onion, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons soy sauce, low sodium

1 tablespoon sesame oil

¼ teaspoon ground coriander

¼ teaspoon ground cardomom

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 pound ground beef, (chuck is good)

Sauce:

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon water

¾ cup pineapple juice

¼ cup rice vinegar

1/3 cup brown sugar

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon soy sauce, low sodium

Directions

Heat the oven to 375°.  Line a 10”x15” rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl combine the panko, egg, onion, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, coriander, cardamom and ginger.  Add the ground beef and gently combine.  Form into 1 inch meatballs and place on the baking sheet about 1 inch apart.  Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes.

While the meatballs are baking make the sauce.  In a small bowl mix together the corn starch and water and set aside.

In a medium saucepan combine the pineapple juice, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup and soy sauce and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook until thickened which should only take a couple of minutes.

Serve the meatballs over rice and pour some of the sauce over them.

Rainbow Kale salad

chopped kale
yellow and red bell peppers (julienned)
orange and purple carrots (shredded)
edamame
cilantro (chopped)
chili lime almonds (chopped)
half a grilled chicken breast
homemade sesame ginger dressing

yum-o

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Soba Noodle Bowl🍜 

Dressing Ingredients: 
Sesame oil, soy sauce, fresh lime juice, crushes garlic, diced onion, coriander chopped finely, salt, pepper, minced chili, grated ginger

Other ingredients:
Soba noodles, green beans, other mixed green veggies if you wish, mushrooms, cooking oils, pickled ginger and sesame seeds to garnish

Method:
Cook some green beans in sesame oil, garlic and a little soy sauce until they’re coated in the sauce and it becomes a little sticky but the beans are still crunchy. 
Dice some mushroom caps and cook in a small amount of coconut oil and garlic.

Once soba noodles are cooked, drain and run cold water over them. Toss the dressing together with the noodles in a bowl then add your veggies on top and garnish with sesame seeds and pickled ginger.