January 12, 2009
weekly recipe experiment: chicken teriyaki meatballs
Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs with Edamame and Snow Peas, courtesy of Real Simple.
1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
1 1/4 pounds ground chicken
2 scallions, chopped
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 pound snow peas, halved crosswise (3 cups)
1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Cook the rice according to the package directions.Yield: Makes 4 servings
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, scallions, and ginger. Shape into 16 meatballs.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the meatballs, turning, until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Wipe out the skillet. Heat the remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add the peas and edamame. Cook, tossing, for 2 minutes. Return the meatballs to skillet.
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce and sugar. Add to the skillet and simmer until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve over the rice.
Tip: To keep the ground chicken from sticking to your fingers, wet your hands before forming the meatballs.
*Notes: Way way way too much ginger! If I were to do this again, I would use about half the amount. Honestly, I didn’t find this recipe very tasty, nor did my guest, but we could just have tastebuds for unhealthy foods!
Rating: 1 out of 5