Hoisin-glazed meatballs with spicy coleslaw
450g / 1 lb minced lamb
1 small carrot, grated (about ¼ cup)
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp sesame oil
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
100g / 3.5 oz glass noodles
8 baby gem, or other small lettuce leaves
For the spicy coleslaw:
250g / 8.8 oz. / 2 cups coleslaw mix
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp lime pickle (or 2 tsp lime juice + 1 tsp Asian hot sauce, such as sriracha)
In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and lime pickle. Toss in the coleslaw mix until coated and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the lamb, carrot, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, salt and pepper.
Taking approximately 1 tbsp at a time, shape into about 24 balls.
Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat and cook meatballs, stirring occasionally, until browned and no longer pink inside.
While the meatballs are cooking, cook the glass noodles according to the package directions, then set aside.
In large bowl, whisk the hoisin sauce with 2 tbsp water. Add the meatballs and toss to coat.
Place 2 baby gem lettuce leaves on each plate. Top with noodles, coleslaw and meatballs.