Saturday, August 15, 2009

Matt's Basil Wrapped Seasoned Meatballs

Take 1 lb very lean ground beef (93/7) 10 tsp fish sauce (or more to taste) 4 large cloves minced Garlic, 2 tbsp sugar and a bunch of fresh cracked Pepper

Knead this mixture to a smooth paste. For this you really have to use your hands. Pinch off a small portion of meat and fry in a non stick skillet. Taste for seasoning and adjust (sugar/salt). Mixture should be rich and highly seasoned.

Cucumber salad.
peanuts, smashed with the side of a cleaver. 1 english cucumber, ran thru a fine mandolin. 1/4 large Vidalia sliced super thin. 3 tablespoons or so rice vinegar. 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar. 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Combine the vinegar, sugar, and salt in a serving bowl and whisk until the sugar and salt are dissolved.

Vinegar, Sugar and Salt are to taste so...

Taste for seasoning, adding sugar or salt as you see fit, deem nescessary or whatever.

Stir in the cucumber and onion.

Sprinkle the salad with the peanuts and serve.

Bean Sprout Salad
Dig up some garlic, salt, sugar, rice vinegar, Toasted sesame oil, red pepper flakes, bean sprouts


1. Mash the garlic with 3/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.

Add 1 tablespoon sugar,

3 tablespoons vinegar

the sesame oil

and hot pepper flakes

Stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved.

Stir in the bean sprouts and let stand for 5 minutes.

Just before serving, taste for seasoning, adding salt, sugar, crushed red or vinegar as you see fit.

So I show up and Matt is wrapping up petite little seasoned meatballs... how cute.

Wrap small balls of meat mixture in large Basil leaves. Thread 5 wrapped balls on each Bamboo Skewer. Grill. Top with chopped dry roasted Peanuts.

Actually, these meatballs were really rich since they were seasoned so well.

I was working most of the day with Cameron, and when Matt called and asked for me to pick up some peanuts... well, Cameron and I had a pretty decent laugh.
Anyway, Cameron HAD some peanuts, and sent me on my way.

A special shout out must go out to Cameron,"Hey Cameron, thank you for the Peanuts!"

Now, throw all this stuff on a plate and consume with wild abandon.

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