Sunday, November 26, 2017

Soy-Glazed Duck Meatballs

I had some ground duck that I didn't use for Thanksgiving. So, this afternoon, I whipped up some duck meatballs and we served it with "the usual chard." Easy Sunday lunch! And the boys declared this 'red book'. Even better.

  • 1 C soy sauce
  • 1 C mirin
  • 1/4 C organic dark brown sugar
  • 8 ounces ground duck
  • freshly ground salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bunch organic scallions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 T freshly grated ginger
  • oil for frying
  • Also needed: cooked rice, black sesame seeds for garnish

In a medium saucepan, bring the soy sauce, mirin, and sugar to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cook until the liquid has reduced to a thick sauce, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the glaze cool.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix the ground duck with the salt, pepper, scallions, and ginger until well-combined. Form the meat into 10 small meatballs. Heat the oil in skillet and cook the meatballs until they are firm to the touch and nicely browned, approximately 10 minutes. Pour glaze over the top of the meatballs and heat until the sauce is bubbling. Be careful so they don't burn. Turn to coat completely. Serve on a bed of rice - I made a savory coconut sticky rice - with a sprinkling of black sesame seeds as a garnish.

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