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Saturday, 5 October 2019

Meatballs in ginger-soy broth : An Asian inspired low carb dish !

A spicy ginger-soy broth gives a unique Asian touch to this excellent low-carb meal. These delicious, tender meatballs are ideal for sharing with a group, just simply double or triple the recipe. 

Serves Two
10g net carbs per serving
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
¾ lb (325g) ground beef
salt and ground black pepper
2 red bell peppers
2 tbsp. olive oil
2½ cups (600ml) water
½ cup (125ml) tamari soy sauce
2 scallions (spring onions)
To check meatballs are done, take one out and cut it open.
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Did you know ... Cilantro is a herb with wide delicate lacy green leaves and a pungent flavour. The seed of the cilantro plant is known as coriander. Although cilantro and coriander come from the same plant, their flavours are very different and cannot be substituted for each other. (Some countries refer to the cilantro as coriander, so any references to "fresh coriander" or "coriander leaves" refer to cilantro.) It can be easily confused with flat-leaf parsley in appearance, so be sure to sniff carefully. Look for a bunch with un-wilted leaves in medium green. Found fresh year round in most markets. 
Information about Cilantro from here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Chris Lally said...

These sound & look SO good, Jan! I love cilantro, but know a few people who actually hate it! Wasn't aware that cilantro & coriander could not be substituted for each other... Will keep that in mind.
Thanks for the great recipe! Have a wonderful weekend!

Christine said...

This looks good!

dellgirl said...

This Meatballs in ginger-soy broth dish looks absolutely delicious! I LOVE Asian dishes, might even give this one a try. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Wishing you all the best!

Evi Erlinda said...

It's so good with tamari soy!

Elephant's Child said...

I really cannot cope with cilantro leaves. It tastes like dirty soap to me - and I believe my problem with it is genetic. Even a small amount ruins a dish for me.

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds very delicious indeed, thanks! Valerie

yonosoymillenium said...

que receta mas interesante, nunca la había visto

CJ Kennedy said...

Not a fan of cilantro. I belong to the group of people that says it tastes like soap. 😺So a parsley substitution would be in order

happyone said...

Sure looks and sounds tasty.

Bill said...

Looks good!

William Kendall said...

I imagine that could get quite spicy.

Lowcarb team member said...

Is Cilantro a bit like Marmite? You either love it or hate it?

Many people say that when it comes to cilantro you either love it or hate it. You may love it, but another family member may not … you could consider substituting flat leaf parsley in a recipe that calls for cilantro.

More to read here

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

i don't like cilantro and i am sure it could be left out. but otherwise this sounds really good!!

baili said...

yes and we call it "kofty" :)
this is really delicious indeed