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Ginger Pork Weeknight Dinner, With a Baguette OR Noodles

Conjure up a swift weeknight dinner based on pork and a healthy load of carbs to give you energy and keep you full. This is a perfect fit either for a hearty dinner or a satisfactory lunch. In this recipe article, we'll provide you with two dishes, both based on ginger pork meatballs. 

First option: lunch in a baguette

Ginger Pork meatballs in baguette

For the meatballs:
Ingredients: 

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. grated lime or lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko/bread crumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. (0.5 kg) ground pork
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
2. In a bowl, whisk together egg, lime zest and lime juice, honey, fish sauce, and ½ teaspoon salt. Stir in panko and let sit for 1 minute. Stir in garlic, scallions, ginger, and jalapeño, then add the pork and cilantro and mix to combine. 
Shape into balls and bake or air fry for 8 to 12 minutes.

 

For the baguette:
Ingredients: 

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 baguette
  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh mint
  • Cilantro 
  • Optional: sliced chile

Preparation:
Cut the baguette into 4 sections and open them up into sandwiches. Cut the cucumber into match sticks. Spread some mayo and fill the baguette with all the ingredients. Enjoy!

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Second option: dinner with a noodles side dish

Ginger Pork meatballs with noodles
Start by preparing the meatballs as directed in the first option. Then, prepare the noodles' side dish. 

Ingredients for 4 servings noodles:

  • 6 oz. (170 gr) rice noodles
  • 1/2 cup sesame dressing
  • 1 large carrot, shaved with a julienne peeler or cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cucumber, shaved with a julienne peeler or cut into matchsticks
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped


Preparation:
Cook the noodles and finish with a rinse in cold water. Toss with the sesame dressing, carrot, cucumber and scallion. Fold cilantro into noodles and serve with meatballs.

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