Orange Chicken Meatballs

 Orange Chicken Meatballs


Orange Chicken Meatballs

 

 

INGREDIENTS

For the meatballs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken (See Kelly’s Note)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
2 Tablespoons minced scallions
2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste
3/4 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup hoisin sauce

Make the meatballs
1. Preheat the oven to 500ºF. Spray a mini­muffin pan or baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, stir together the milk and Panko breadcrumbs and let sit for 5 minutes.
3. In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, garlic, ginger, scallions, soy sauce, salt, pepper and soaked breadcrumbs.
4. Use your hands to thoroughly combine the meat mixture and then shape it into balls using 2 to 3 tablespoons of meat per meatball.
5. Place the shaped meatballs into the prepared pan and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the meatballs are fully cooked. While the meatballs are
baking, prepare the sauce.

Make the sauce
1. Add the sesame oil and olive oil to a small saucepot over medium­low heat. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes
until golden brown.
2. Add the red pepper flakes, orange marmalade and hoisin sauce, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened
slightly.
3. Remove the meatballs from the oven and transfer them into a large bowl. Pour the sauce on top and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Roast Beef

Roast Beef

Roast Beef

Ingredients
  • 3 to 4 lbs beef bottom round roast
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, divided into 3 to 4 parts (lengthwise)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 piece beef cube
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch (diluted in 4 tbsp water)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make some slit on the meat using a knife and insert each sliced garlic clove
  3. Spread the olive oil on the meat then sprinkle some salt and pepper.
  4. Place the meat on a roasting rack (with dripping tray/pan) and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to 250 degrees Fahrenheit then continue baking for 2 to 2.5 hours (or until the inner temperature of the meat reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit). Note: Do not remove from the oven right away. Let the juices from the meat drip some more so that you will have enough drippings for the gravy.
  6. Remove the roasted meat from the oven and allow it to rest for at least 15 minutes.
  7. Slice the meat into serving pieces and transfer to a serving plate.
  8. We also need to prepare the sauce. The following steps will help you make a good one.
  9. Take the dripping pan out of the oven and place it on the stove then apply heat.
  10. Pour-in the red wine and deglaze the drippings then transfer to a saucepan.
  11. Add water and bring to a boil.
  12. Add the beef cube and cook until well diluted then put-in the cornstarch. Stir continuously.
  13. Transfer the sauce to a serving bowl.
  14. Serve the Roast beef with the sauce on the side.
  15. Share and enjoy!