I am on an Asian kick! I have been without soy sauce for so long that everything Asian is sounding so good now that I discovered Coconut Aminos! It is a great gluten free alternative to soy sauce and has less sodium as well. I am hooked!
This recipe can be used with regular soy sauce or tamari, but it will have a bit stronger taste I imagine. Coconut Aminos is a bit sweeter tasting. The higher sodium content in regular soy sauce will definitely affect the taste as well so proceed with caution! I suggest dumping the soy sauce for many reason and treating yourself and your family to Coconut Aminos from now on!!
Recipe: Asian Chicken Meatballs
- 1 lb ground chicken breast
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup green onions, about 1 bunch (save the greens for the sauce)
- 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos
- 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 4 tbsp Coconut Aminos
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 1/8 – 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
- 1-2 tsp red pepper flakes
- Combine all of the ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl and mush together
- Roll the meat into balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet (about 15 balls)
- Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes
- Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet
- Combine the Coconut Aminos, scallions, oil, red pepper flakes and sesame seeds in a bowl
- Drizzle the sauce over the meatballs as soon as they come out of the oven
The meat may seem a bit sticky but the meatballs will set up perfectly once baked. You may be able to substitute almond flour for the coconut flour. Coconut flour absorbs more liquid so you may have to play with the amount.
Coconut Aminos are available online or at Whole Foods or Vitamin Cottage in the Asian sections.
Serve with steamed asparagus, broccoli or sauteed greens. There should be enough sauce running off the meatballs to enjoy with the vegetables.
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