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What to do with Ground Pork: Asian Pork Meatballs with Teriyaki Glaze

This past Saturday, I randomly went shopping at 11 o'clock at night. It was so lovely: hardly any people, no screaming kids, no long lines: just peace and quiet. I did not have a grocery list in mind and just picked random produce, flowers, and new shampoo. Then I decided to get a package of ground pork and figure out what to do with it.

That's when I remembered one of my most popular posts: Spicy Turkey Meatballs. It has been pinned more than 3K times!! {Those are big numbers for me.}

I decided to do something similar with the ground pork and that's how Asian Pork Meatballs with Teriyaki Glaze came about. {Thanks Cindy for the idea of adding teriyaki.}

Asian Pork Meatballs with Teriyaki Glaze
Makes 12 meatballs

1 pound ground pork
1 egg
2 garlic cloves, microplane'd
1" fresh ginger, peeled and microplane'd
splash of soy sauce
splash of Worcestershire
splash of water
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
pinch of red pepper flakes
peanut oil
Teriyaki sauce
sesame seeds

1. Combine the first 9 ingredients and form them into meatballs. I recommend using a cookie scoop to keep the balls uniform.

2. Heat the peanut oil in a skillet and brown the meatballs until they are golden brown.
3. Once the balls are brown, drizzled the teriyaki sauce over them and continue to cook until the balls are cooked through (test one to make sure!).
4. Sprinkle the balls with sesame seeds.

These were incredibly flavorful and gorgeous. Don't you agree?

To serve, I made a quick Three Pepper Salad: yellow, red and green peppers mixed with red onions, cilantro, sesame seed oil, a bit of salt and sesame seeds.

This was a filling and pretty lunch!

What would you have done with ground pork?

1 comments: said...

This is such a gorgeous dish! Good job :)
Shopping when no one else is around is the best. It is truly therapy of the retail variety.