Yesterday I enjoyed running my errands. The sun was out. It was eighty degrees! So I purposely parked a distance from my destination to fit in a little window shopping at the Mayfaire Town Center. I don’t know about you, but for me, gazing at the the Williams- Sonoma display is eye candy. Springtime inspired dishware, patterned linens, and pastel placemats loured me in! Resisting impluse, I left with only the April 2014 catalogue. In addition to the beautiful images, this issue has several nice recipes. Today’s recipe is one of them. I made a few substitutions, omissions and my very own ginger-sesame braising sauce. My daughter calls it swoon worthy. Hope you enjoy!
Copycat Ginger-Sesame Braised Chicken Meatballs
for the meatballs
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1/4 cup panko
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1/4 cup thinnly sliced green onions
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- nonstick cooking spray
- 1 Tablespoon Canola oil
- 1/2 pound baby portabella mushrooms, quartered
for the ginger sesame braising sauce
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup rice vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon style mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- steamed white rice
- steamed snow peas
- oyster sauce to taste
- garnish :toasted sesame seeds and green onions
- 1.In a medium bowl combine chicken, eggs, panko, ginger, green onions, garlic, and sea salt. Stir well and form into one inch meatballs.
- 2. Add the meatballs to a saute pan sprayed with cooking oil, and cook over medium high heat. When browned, place meatballs into a slow cooker.
- 3. Add one tablespoon of canola oil to saute pan and cook mushrooms over medium heat, until they release liquid. Add mushroom to meatballs in slow cooker.
- 4. Mix ingredients for ginger-sesame braising sauce and pour over meatballs and mushrooms.
- 5. Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring once halfway through.
- Serve over steamed rice and steamed snow peas. Finish with oyster sauce and garnish with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 300kcal Calories from fat 153|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 17g||26%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|