Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs
Wed, 01-04-2012 - 6:19pm

Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs

3/4 pound ground white meat turkey, chicken or pork
Salt and white pepper
1 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder, 1/3 palmful
4 to 6 thin scallions, half finely chopped and half minced
2-inch piece peeled ginger root, half grated and half sliced
3 large cloves garlic, 1 pasted or grated, 2 sliced
A handful of breadcrumbs
1 egg yolk, beaten
Sesame oil, for drizzling
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/4 pound shi*take mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 cups water
1 quart chicken stock
1 red chili, seeded and sliced
3 cups shredded flat kale, baby bok choy or chard
About 1/2 pound whole wheat or whole grain spaghetti
Makes 4 servings

Heat oven to 400°F.

Place meat in a bowl and season with salt, white pepper and 5-spice powder. Add finely chopped scallions, grated ginger, grated garlic, breadcrumbs, egg yolk and sesame oil. Mix well and roll into small meatballs. Arrange on a baking sheet, drizzle with sesame oil and roast until brown and golden, 15-18 minutes.

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