You’re planning a party and everyone is bringing something. You want to make something simple like meatballs but they always end up not being crispy because they cook close together. Well, we have a solution for you—a recipe to cook meatballs on your Steam Shell Griddle! These Scallion Meatballs with Soy-Ginger Glaze come out so crispy on your griddle and are very flavorful. You can even cook a whole bunch at once! How great is that?

Ingredients:

Sauce:

  • ½ c. of water
  • ½ c. of mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1 tsp. of coriander, ground
  • ½ c. of brown sugar, dark
  • 4 black peppercorns, whole
  • ½ c. of reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ c. of ginger, peeled and chopped

Meatballs:

  • 4 large scallions, chopped fine (or 6 small ones)
  • 1 egg, large
  • 2 tbsp. of reduced sodium soy sauce
  • Vegetable oil
  • ½ of a bunch of cilantro, minced
  • 2 tbsp. of toasted sesame oil
  • 1 lb. of ground turkey
  • Black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions for the sauce (You’ll need to make this first.):

On medium-high heat in a little saucepan, let the water and brown sugar come to a boil; constantly stir until the sugar is entirely dissolved.

Decrease the heat to medium-low and add in the mirin, coriander, peppercorns, soy sauce, and ginger. Stir periodically and simmer for 30 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by half the amount. (Note: It might take more time to get a good glaze that will actually stick to the meatballs.)

Strain through a sieve into a shallow bowl when the sauce has reduced and set aside for use later on.

Meatballs

Instructions for the meatballs:

In a large bowl, combine the turkey, egg, scallions, soy sauce, cilantro, sesame oil and a few grinds of black pepper.

Roll the mixture into balls the size of a tablespoon. (Note: Dampen your hands before making the meatballs; this will keep the meatballs from falling apart and the mixture adhering to your hands.)

Turn on your griddle to medium-high heat and brush on the vegetable oil. Put the meatballs on your Steam Shell Griddle and, turning every so often, cook for 8 minutes or until the meatballs are done inside and all brown outside.

Set the meatballs on a serving platter; spoon a bit of sauce over every meatball and serve up with toothpicks.

You can expand this recipe if you’re having a large party. Whether small or large, your meatballs will be the hit of the festivities! Please contact us for more awesome recipes or information.