Last week I realized eighteen months have passed since I last posted on Suzanne’s table. I didn’t stop cooking and I haven’t stopped thinking of ideas. I thought I should change sites, themes, the list goes on. I could come up with hundreds of reasons why I haven’t been updating this site, but today I said “no more excuses.”
If you are Facebook or Instagram friends with me, you know I post pictures of almost everything I cook. I have been getting so many requests for those recipes, I am going to be sharing them here.
Please let me know if you try any of my creations or have ideas of how to improve upon them.
I have eliminated red meat from my diet, so hard! I still drool over food pictures of large juicy burgers and steaks. I have adapted many of my meals to substitute another ground meat for beef, feel free to use any ground meat you prefer for this dish or any I post that have ground meat in them.
This meal took me under an hour to prepare. It is a quick weeknight dinner full of flavor.
Rice Noodles with Hoisin Meatballs and snow peas
1 pound of ground meat
3 tablespoons of hoisin sauce
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons minced ginger
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
8 ounces dried rice noodles
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoon sesame oil (vegetable oil can also be used, I just like the flavor sesame oil gives your food)
2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
2 green onions, sliced thin
1 cup snow peas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking pan or sheet with foil.
Mix ground meat, ¼ cup water, 2 tablespoons hoisin, 1 chopped garlic clove, salt and pepper. Form meatballs, depending on the size you should end up with 8-12. Arrange on baking pan and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Turn once so they are browned on both sides. For a crispier meatball you can put under the broiler for 2 minutes.
While meat is cooking, prepare noodles according to package directions. Rinse noodles and toss with 1 teaspoon of oil to keep them from clumping together. Next mix together 1/3 cup water, oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil and 1 table spoon of hoisin.
Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil, once oil is hot, toss in remaining 2 cloves of garlic, 2 teaspoons of ginger, green onion and snow peas. Stir fry until snow peas are bright green, about 1-2 minutes. Add noodles to pan and toss. Pour sauce mixture over noodles and toss until sauce is absorbed, about 2 minutes. Divide noodle mixture and meatballs among bowls.
Note: if you aren’t used to cooking with hoisin or oyster sauce you don’t need to go to a special market to find it. Most grocery store chains carry these in the Asian section of the store. You can also use any type of noodle with this dish. I just love rice noodles more than any other type.