Saturday, September 26, 2009

Grilled Chicken Meatballs cooked on bamboo skewers

Grilled Chicken Meatballs:

This recipe is found in Greatest-Ever Sushi and Japanese Recipes by Emi Kazuro and Yasuko Fukuoka.This book listed for $7.99 in the bargain bin at Borders two weeks ago. I then got a discount of 40% with a coupon!!!
I don't want to sacrafice a sale for these authors so I'll just give a quick synopsis of the recipe.
11 oz ground chicken, 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. cornflour, 6 tablespoons bread crumbs, 1 inch piece of grated ginger root.
In a nutshell, mix all ingredients but ginger. Make small meatballs, drop into boiling water with grated ginger added to the water. Boil the meatballs for 7 minutes until cooked through. Drain on a paper towel. Place onto bamboo skewers. Broil or grill until brown, top with Yakatori Sauce (ingredients below). Brush sauce on to meatballs and regrill several times to make them nicely coated. You can add shichimi togarashi or sansho to spice them up. These are red pepper blends. Yakatori Sauce is like Japanese BBQ sauce, basic recipe-4 tbsp sake, 5 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. mirin, 1 tbsp. sugar, boil the ingredients gently for 10 minutes then add 1/2 tsp cornflour blended in 1 tsp water to thicken. Good Luck.

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