Spice it up…

As I have mentioned, I have discovered that I like exotic flavors. I don’t know about you, but the “same old, same old” gets REALLY boring REALLY quickly. So, for this #singlegirlsupper, I decided to try and spice up a mundane dish: spaghetti and meatballs.

Everyone knows spaghetti and meatballs is traditionally Italian, but I decided to put an Asain twist on it. I had Thai spiced meatballs with broccoli over soba noodles.

So, I made my meatballs with ground pork (instead of beef because I like the lightness of the pork) and incorporated Thai seasoning, garlic, scallions, and, of course, salt and pepper. I cooked the meatballs in a pan until they were browned all over and then added some water to the hot pan and covered it to steam them the rest of the way.

Then, I removed the meatballs and cooked the broccoli in the same pan. I made a sauce of sesame oil, soy sauce, and a tad bit of honey. After the noodles had cooked in water, I added them to the pan with the broccoli and sauce along with some more garlic and some chili pepper (to taste). I let the flavors combine for a couple minutes and served it.

 

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