Asian-Style Pork Meatballs & Sesame Cucumber Salad
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1 lb. ground pork
2 large eggs
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. Sriracha or gochujang
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
3/4 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 large English cucumber, shaved
1 large carrot, peeled and shaved
1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1 tsp. sesame oil
Pinch coarse salt and crushed red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack with cooking spray. Set aside.
To make meatballs, thoroughly mix all of the meatball ingredients together in a bowl. Form 2-inch meatballs and place on the wire rack about an inch apart. Bake 15-18 minutes, until internal temperature of meatballs reaches 145 degrees.
To make cucumber salad, toss together all ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
Serve salad with meatballs.