Asian Pork Meatballs

Flavorful little meatball bites that are great alone, as party appetizers, or on top of rice noodles or a bowl of rice!


Flavorful little meatball bites that are great alone, as party appetizers, or on top of rice noodles or a bowl of rice!


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mijiu or shaoxing wine
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 stalk of scallion, diced

FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce
  • Splash fish sauce

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients of the meatballs then using your hands, gently combine everything together, being careful to not overmix.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop (or two tablespoons), form into balls and place onto wax paper.
  4. In a large cast iron skillet, heat up 1 tablespoon of avocado oil over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs to the skillet and brown two sides, making sure you don't cook the meatball entirely.
  5. Once browned, place in oven to finish cooking through, about 10-13 minutes.
  6. Once done, remove from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.