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(Serves 4 people)
300g Ground pork
2 Green onions (thinly sliced)
1 Bird's eye chili (thinly sliced)
4g Grated ginger
2 Tsp soy sauce
Chopped cilantro (small handful)
60g Fresh breadcrumbs / 1/2 cup milk
30g Fresh breadcrumbs
6 Cups water
1/4 Cup dashi soup base
13g Ginger (sliced)
1 Green onion (roughly chopped)
100g Shiitake mushrooms (sliced)
2 Tsp Soy sauce
2 Tbsp white miso paste
Garnish with green onion and pea sprouts
In a bowl, add ground pork, green onion, chilli, ginger, soya sauce and cilantro.
Next add milk to the bread crumbs and stir well.
Now transfer this mixture to the bowl. Add salt and lightly mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, add dry breadcrumbs and lightly mix.
Now form golf-sized ball from the mixture.
Add olive oil to a hot pan, place the meat balls and brown them.
Once browned, place the meatballs on to a tray.
Place in the oven and cook for 30 minutes at 350 degree Fahrenheit.
For Miso Soup
Add water to a pan, followed by dashi stock.
Add ginger and green onion to the broth.
Bring it to a boil and simmer.
Strain the broth and transfer back to the pan.
Now add shiitake mushrooms to the broth and cook in a light simmer for 10 minutes.
At the end add soya sauce.
Now ladle some of the broth into a small bowl, add miso paste and whisk until smooth.
Now,turn of the heat, add the miso to the broth, and stir.
Take a bowl, add two or more meatballs, pour some miso soup, and garnish with green onion and pea sprouts.
© STEVEN DOLBY