Thursday, September 11, 2008

As Luck Would Have It...

I love getting comments on my posts. I mean, don't we all? One of the reasons I love this so much is because then I discover new blogs with incredible recipes. One of these new blogs I recently discovered is Baking-Haven. Abeer left a comment on my Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters post and I clicked on over to her blog. She has some great recipes, and I intend to go through her archives!

But the thing that caught my eye right away was the Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs recipe. We all love meatballs around here and a new recipe is always welcome. And as luck would have it, I had pretty much all the ingredients in my refrigerator. So I made these fabulous little chunks of chicken with just a few minor variations. I used all parsley as I didn't have mint and I don't like cilantro, and I used already ground chicken instead of grounding my own. No food-processor, you see. The meatballs were fantastic! I was a bit unsure of the sugar coating at first but it really helped caramelize the meatballs and it gave them just a tad of sweetness. All in all, a success, all thanks to Abeer and a nice comment on my blog. Doesn't it just make you want to click on over to some new blogs you've never read? Go on, you might just find something to spice up your weekly menu. And don't forget to visit Abeer's blog!

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15 comments:

PheMom said...

Those do look really good! I love finding new blogs too - especially for great meal ideas.

Gigi said...

That is the reason why I like to all return comments. You never no when a comment could lead you to a gem of a blog!

Sandie said...

It never ceases to amaze me just how many great food blogs there are out there. Glad you found a new one, especially with these yummy meatballs!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

These chicken meatballs look yummy! We don't usually have chicken meatballs: for some reason, they don't sell chicken already ground. But I might try grinding some up ourselves just to make these meatballs. Thanks!

Natasha Becoming Something said...

Aw, well what about blogs without recipes? These sound and look delicious. I assume the lemongrass was fresh? Not findable where I am. Do you soak the dry stuff to make it workable?

Manggy said...

That looks so delicious Lynne! I love chicken burgers, so I'm sure to love these too :) I'm not a huge fan of cilantro too, so I'm sure I would've made the substitution.

Brilynn said...

Lately when I'm looking for a recipe I turn to a food blog before other resources and they've yet to steer me wrong! These sound great!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

These look wonderful, Lynne! I've bought some like these frozen at the Asian store, but homemade is definitely better!

I agree about finding great blogs through our comments. How do you think I found you! ;)

Ginny said...

Looks great! Delicious!

Grace said...

yes indeedly (new word), these are great. cilantro (or should i say coriander) is involved, so i'm automatically on board. :)

Antonia said...

Love the sound of these - interesting about the sugar coating.
I'm a coriander/cilantro fan so I'd use that, but like you I'd miss out the mint.

Patricia Scarpin said...

LyB, I agree! It's a wonderful way of meeting new people, and to getting new wonderful recipes like this one here!

Aimée said...

Certainly a dinner we could chow down on around here. Do you do take out? :)

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Those do look great! I like the idea of chicken meatballs...a little lighter on tummy than the normal ones!

bren@Flanboyant Eats said...

chicken meatballs!? yum. this looks really good and a great alternative to red meat...