4.12.2013

japanese chicken meatballs

prep time:  tbd
cook time:  tbd
servings:  2 dozen meatballs

hoisin sauce ingredients:
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large garlic clove - minced
1/2 teaspoon chinese five-spice
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar

meatball ingredients:
1 pound ground chicken
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove - very finely minced
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons canola oil
hoisin sauce

hoisin sauce steps:
1.  heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.  add the garlic and the five-spice powder and cook for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant.  whisk in the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and cook, whisking or stirring constantly, for 3 - 4 minutes, or until slightly thickened.  let the sauce cook before using.

meatball steps:
1.  thoroughly mix the chicken with the salt, pepper, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and maple syrup.  roll the mixture into golf ball-sized meatballs.  grill, roast, broil, or pan-fry the meatballs until they're cooked through and serve with hoisin sauce.

- goop, march 2013

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