Pork Shumai Meatballs

with ponzu dipping sauce and snap peas

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Wheat, Soy

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Shumai are technically pork dumplings, but we take off the wrapper so you can appreciate the uninterrupted glory of ginger-soy-infused pork. The meatballs are seared to give a smoky char, then finished off in the oven. They’re served up with a side of rice and garlic-sautéed snap peas for a fresh, healthier take on classic pork shumai.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Green Onions
  • ⅓ fl. oz. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • ¾ cup Jasmine Rice
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 6 oz. Snap Peas
  • 12 oz. Ground Pork
  • Info
    0.406 fl. oz. Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 0.35 oz. White Rice Flour
  • 2 tsp. Chopped Ginger
  • Info
    2 fl. oz. Ponzu Sauce

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Rice

    Cook the Rice

    Bring a medium pot with rice and 1½ cups water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, 18-20 minutes. Remove from burner. Set aside covered. While rice cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim and thinly slice green onions on an angle. Mince garlic. Pull strings from snap peas like a zipper. Halve diagonally on an angle.

  • Step 3 - Prepare the Meatballs

    Prepare the Meatballs

    Combine pork, tamari soy sauce, half the green onions (reserve remaining for snap peas and garnish), rice flour, ginger, half the sesame oil (reserve remaining for snap peas), and a pinch of pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly, ensuring meat is evenly seasoned.

  • Step 4 - Form and Cook the Meatballs

    Form and Cook the Meatballs

    Form pork mixture into eight golf ball-sized meatballs. Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add meatballs to hot pan and cook until well-browned on two sides, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer meatballs to prepared baking sheet and roast in hot oven until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 8-10 minutes. Wipe pan clean and reserve. While meatballs roast, sauté snap peas.

  • Step 5 - Sauté the Snap Peas

    Sauté the Snap Peas

    Return pan used to sear meatballs to medium heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, remaining sesame oil, and garlic to hot pan. Cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add snap peas, remaining green onions (reserve a pinch for garnish), red pepper flakes (to taste), and a pinch of salt. Stir occasionally until tender and lightly charred, 4-5 minutes. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with remaining green onions and serving ponzu sauce on the side for dipping. Bon appétit!

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