Pinterest is amazing. Yes it makes me want to eat and work out in equal amounts but it makes me eat delicious things and work out in awesome ways- so I’m good! I decided that I really needed to cook some more of the things on my ‘Noms’ board so I started with these- which were, in fact, wonderful. Original recipe at http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/saucy-asian-meatballs/ (I didn’t have shallots at the time so I couldn’t add them- I think they would have been really good though!
Saucy Asian Meatballs with Pineapple and Lemongrass Couscous
- 150g mince (I used a veal and pork blend meant for bolognaise- which worked deliciously!)
- 1 tbsp sesame oil (I may cut back on this next time though)
- 1tsp grated fresh ginger
- 2 small cloves garlic, minced
- sesame seeds
- 2/3 cup hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1tsp garlic, grated
- 1 tsp sesame oil
Pineapple and Lemongrass Couscous
- 1/3 cup dry wholemeal couscous
- boiling water
- small tin chopped pineapple
- Squeezy tube of crushed lemongrass
- salt and pepper
- Mix together meatball ingredients in a bowl
- Shape into small meatballs and place on baking paper.
- Bake at 180 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients together and set aside.
- Chop the pineapple into smaller pieces and add, with about 1/2 th juice, to the dry couscous.
- Add a squeeze of the lemongrass and salt and pepper to taste.
- Add about 1/3 cup boiling water and set aside to absorb. If it has not fluffed up, add more water. Microwave for 10-20seconds if the water is not absorbing.
- Arrange the plate with couscous in the middle, baby spinach and halved cherry tomatoes around the sides.
- Remove the meatballs from the oven, skewer with toothpicks and dip in sesame seeds.
- Place meatballs in the centre of the dish and drizzle with sauce.
I loved these and they were just as great for lunch the next day. Mmmm.