Meatballs or not…



So that’s this month’s Daring Cook’s challenge.

The June Daring Cooks’ challenge sure kept us rolling – meatballs, that is! Shelley from C Mom Cook and Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to try meatballs from around the world and to create our own meatball meal celebrating a culture or cuisine of our own choice.


Meatballs !

There will be several posts that will appear in the next days on this topic with Japanese chicken meat balls (tsukune) :
2013-06-111 yakitori

So let’s start with this “Italian” version.


Yes, no meat in sight… and well bean versions are allowed.


Taisho kintoki red beans (boiled), garlic, onion, black miso, herbs (oregano and basil), paprika, hot chili and a little potato starch for the binding.


Chinese black miso is the main flavoring.

The cheezy filling is sakekasu (sake lees), tofu, olive oil and salt.


Then they can be steamed in a steamer or in a micro-wave (200 watts). Served in tomato sauce. They are equally good hot and cold.


DSC03792-001 the whole meal (click here)

2 thoughts on “Meatballs or not…

  1. I am so glad that this challenge inspired you to make multiple versions, and I love the looks of these meatless-Italian meatballs! Thank you so much for cooking with us this month!

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