Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow's Japanese Chicken Meatballs

This recipe was relatively easy and fast.  I served the meatballs over rice with a green salad.


Recipe Notes
Gwyneth's original recipe calls for making your own hoisin sauce (recipe here).  I did make my own when I tried the recipe, but considering how expensive red miso paste is and considering that good-quality hoisin sauce is available without having to make it, I will likely just buy hoisin sauce next time.

  • 1 lb. ground chicken (I used 99% lean ground turkey because I couldn't find chicken)
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. freshly-grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. good-quality maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. neutral oil (canola or grapeseed)
  • Hoisin sauce for serving
1.  Mix chicken with salt, pepper, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and maple syrup.
2.  Roll chicken mixture into golf ball-sized meatballs (20-24 total).
3.  Heat oil in a large skillet and add meatballs.  Pan-fry until cooked through.
4.  Serve with hoisin sauce.