Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Super Bowl Sunday and Teriyaki Meatballs
We had a mellow Sunday. Working, napping, knitting and watching the Super Bowl. Our family was not particularly invested in the outcome of the game and thus it was enjoyable. Truth-be-told I watched mostly for the commercials. The remainder of my time was spent knitting (well knitting and frogging and knitting again).
And though it was just our family I wanted to cook something special. Something Super Bowlish. During half time I tried out a new recipe -- Teriyaki Meatballs. And let me tell you they were a hit. The Boy, after biting into his first meatball, suggested that Mama become a contestant on Chopped. Middle facebooked that dinner was delicious. Everyone ate their fair share and then some.
I made a few small changes to the recipe -- first I doubled it. This made enough to feed our family of five and have a few meatballs leftover.
I used only half the recommended amount of ginger; this mostly due to laziness. Grating fresh ginger can be a bit of a chore. But oh how good it smells! Actually I had the boys grate the ginger for me. It's nice to have prep cooks by my side.
Additionally I left out the sesame seeds. I simply didn't feel like buying an additional ingredient.
And finally I used regular sesame oil instead of toasted sesame oil. It was what we had on hand.
Yes -this recipe will be added to our regular repertoire. It was great over rice and made a nice meal but it would also make a great party appetizer (just add toothpicks).
Thank you Budget Bytes for your ingenuity!