serves 4
difficulty Moderate
  • oven
  • bowl
  • 13x9 inch baking dish
author Kristen Doyle
write-up Write Up
forked from Asian Meatballs with Sesame Lime Dipping Sauce
  1/4 cup 1/4 cup milk  
  1. put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 500°f.
  2. pour milk over bread crumbs in a large bowl and stir until liquid is absorbed.
  3. add ground meat, egg, water chestnuts, salt, chopped cilantro, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons oil and mix with your hands until combined well.
  4. shape 3 tablespoons meat mixture into a ball and transfer to a 13- by 9-inch glass baking dish.
  5. make more meatballs with remaining mixture, arranging meatballs about 1/2 inch apart in baking dish.
  6. bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  7. meanwhile, stir together lime juice, water, sugar, remaining 4 tablespoons soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a bowl until sugar is dissolved.
  8. transfer meatballs to a serving dish. stir sauce, then drizzle meatballs with 1 tablespoon sauce and sprinkle with cilantro sprigs.
  9. serve meatballs with remaining sauce.
  1/4 cup 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs  
3/4 lb   3/4 lb ground pork  
3/4 lb   3/4 lb ground veal  
  1 whole (large) 1 whole large egg (lightly beaten)  
  1/2 cup 1/2 cup canned sliced water chestnuts (rinsed, drained, and finely chopped)  
  1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp salt  
  1/2 cup 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro plus  
  1/4 cup 1/4 cup  
  5 tbsp 5 tbsp soy sauce  
  4 tsp 4 tsp asian sesame oil  
  2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh lime juice  
  2 tbsp 2 tbsp water  
  2 tsp 2 tsp sugar  
    steamed white rice