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    Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs in Lettuce Wraps

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    45 mins

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    15 mins

    Vino Girl's Note:

    From Food & Wine, June 2006 (recipe credited to Jennifer Joyce)

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 400°. Position a rack in the top third of the oven.
    2. 2
      In a food processor, pulse the chicken until coarsely ground; transfer to a bowl.
    3. 3
      Add the fish sauce, shallots, garlic, lemongrass, chopped cilantro and mint, cornstarch, salt and pepper and mix with your hands.
    4. 4
      Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
    5. 5
      Spread the sugar on a plate.
    6. 6
      Using slightly moistened hands, roll the chicken mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls.
    7. 7
      Roll the meatballs in the sugar until they are evenly coated.
    8. 8
      Transfer the meatballs to the prepared baking sheet and bake them for 15 minutes, until they are lightly browned and cooked through.
    9. 9
      Meanwhile, arrange the lettuce, cilantro and mint leaves, cucumber and onion on a platter.
    10. 10
      Transfer the meatballs to the platter and serve with chili sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 04, 2007


      Very good! I love the combination of flavors. The fish sauce and sugar coating say authentic to me. I had to substitute dried mint for fresh in the meatballs, and skip it in the wraps, and also used green onion instead of shallots. I mixed up the meat mixture (using pre-ground chicken) the day before, shaped it into meatballs, and refrigerated it. The next morning, I coated the meatballs with sugar (only needed about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the finely ground white sugar I get here), and baked them. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us.

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    Nutritional Facts for Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs in Lettuce Wraps

    Serving Size: 1 (303 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 276.3
    Calories from Fat 42
    Total Fat 4.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 94.4 mg
    Sodium 1456.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 27.8 g
    Protein 24.8 g

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