Ginger & Cilantro Meatballs

we had them with carrot fries - delish

we had them with carrot fries – delish

Anyone seen the film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs?

Nah, me either.

But I have been seeing lots of promos for the sequel on TV lately (someone must’ve seen it if there’s a sequel, right?!).

mixing it up

mixing it up

My favourite part is where several characters are onboard a ship and a small boy screams: “There’s a leak on the boat!” and it cuts away to reveal a tiny, wide-eyed leek.

Genius, eh?! Gotta love the obvious food puns.

But back to my meatballs (oooh, that sounded risque). These are a kind of Asian-inspired variation on classic meatballs.

try to get 'em equal size so they cook at the same rate

try to get ‘em equal size so they cook at the same rate

You can mix it up with ground turkey or chicken but we’ve a freezer full of ground beef (don’t ask) so it had to be cow for us.

I don’t bother with any fillers like flour or ground nuts because they hold together pretty well on their own. It’s simple, quick and very tasty.

Were I a scriptwriter for Cloudy with I’d be able to come up with a brilliant meat pun right now.

But I’m not, so please just consider yourselves amused and we’ll move on…

Ginger & Cilantro Meatballs (makes 8)

  • 16 oz ground beef
  • 2 tbsps fresh cilantro/coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 spring/green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tsps root ginger, peeled and finely chopped or minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsps coconut oil (or butter)
  1. Mix all the above together. Season well.
  2. Scoop out a handful and shape into a ball. Repeat until mixture is used up. Chill the meatballs in the fridge for 15 minutes to help them set.
  3. Heat the oil in a hot pan. Add the meatballs and sear on all sides until brown. Remove from pan.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 375. Bake meatballs for 15 minutes.

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15 thoughts on “Ginger & Cilantro Meatballs

  1. You really should see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It is one of my favorite animated movies and is full of food puns! It is very cute.

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