Saturday, April 13, 2013

Asian Spaghetti and Meatballs

Asian Spaghetti and Meatballs

Yes, I tried another Asian style recipe! I know...I may need an intervention!

I loved the meatballs in this recipe! I was so tempted to add some salt and other seasonings, but after I tasted it, I thought it was perfect! No seasoning needed! These meatballs were so flavorful from the pork, toasted sesame seeds and green onions!
 These meatballs would also be perfect served alone as a cocktail meatball!

I found this recipe on a food blog called Eat Boutique.
 I'm posting the recipe showing my slight changes in red.

Asian Spaghetti and Meatballs
Asian Spaghetti and Meatballs

Makes 24 small meatballs
Meatball Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds ground pork
1/2 cup panko
2 tablespoons sesame seeds - I toasted the seeds
1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped - I used fresh parsley w/ 1 tsp. dried cilantro
1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
1 egg
Safflower oil - I used corn oil + 2 tsp. pure sesame oil
1 package soba noodles - I used 8 oz. thin spaghetti
Sauce Ingredients:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger - I only used 1/2 tsp.
1 – 2 teaspoons of sriracha (depends on how spicy you like it) I used 2 tsp. and it was mild

Slurry ingredients if sauce is too thin
1 Tbls. cornstarch + 1/4 cup cold water


  • In a saucepan, over low heat, add the brown sugar, white wine and soy sauce. Stir and cook just until the sugar melts; about 2 minutes. Add the ginger and sriracha; stir and continue to simmer over very low heat, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add all of the meatball ingredients except the safflower oil (or corn oil with 2 tsp. pure sesame oil) and soba noodles (or thin spaghetti). Using your hands, mix well. Form the mixture into meatballs. I like them to be on the smaller size, but do whatever makes you happy.
  • In a shallow frying pan, add about a 1/4 inch of safflower oil (or corn oil with 2 tsp. pure sesame oil) ; heat until hot, about 2 minutes. Add the meatballs a few at a time. Brown each side. Remove to a paper towel. Repeat the process.
  • Once all the meatballs are browned, wipe out the frying pan with a paper towel (do not rinse or wash), and put the meatball back into the pan. Pour the sauce over the top, and let simmer over very low heat for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Right before serving, cook the noodles (or thin spaghetti) according to the package direction. Drain.
  • Add the meatballs to the noodles. If the sauce is a bit thin, make a slurry with 1 tbls cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water. Add it to the sauce and stir until thickened.
  •  Pour over the noodles, gently toss.

  • Recipe adapted from Eat Boutique


    1. These meat balls look delicious and definitely goes well with the pasta!

      1. Hi Mich! Thank you so much for checking it out! It's always so nice to get comments from you! ((((HUGS)))

    2. Saving! This sounds out of this world delish Just so you know I printed and got way to much stuff not just the recipe??

      1. Hi Perri! Thanks! Let me know what you think of it!

        Did you use the 'Print Friendly' button on my left sidebar? If you click the title of this post and then click the print friendly button, it should just print the recipe! But soon I'll have a better system because I'm getting a blog re-design! =)

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      1. Thank you for checking it out Lisa! This will be one of my 'go to' meatball recipes! =)

    4. Sounds Yummy! I'm thinking this would also work with wings,, wouldn't it? Thanks for posting

      1. Oh, you mean just use the sauce and bake the wings in it? Or fry the wings and then coat them in the sauce? Yes, that could work. Let me know if you try that! Thanks! =D

    5. Oh I've definetely got to try this. It looks sooo good! I'm hooked on Asian food..can't get enough !

      1. Hi Anthony...thanks! Please let me know how you like it! =D

    6. Oh, Wow, Lillian! Just looking at the picture makes my mouth water!! Can't wait to try this out! Thanks for posting, gonna have to keep my eye on you! :-D (--Cherie--)

      1. lol...thank you so much Cherie! I hope you will keep your eye on me! I have lots more recipes up my sleeve! =D


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