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Asian Jerk Meatball Wraps

5 from 5 reviews

Makes about 10 to 12 wraps.

Ingredients

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Asian Jerk Seasoning

  • 6 to 7 Thai chilis
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 stalks of green onions, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  • 2 TBS rice vinegar
  • 1 TBS water
  • 2 TBS dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground all-spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt

Meatballs

  • 2 pounds ground chicken (I used thigh meat)
  • 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 2 stalks of green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 TBS fish sauce (or season with salt)
  • 3 TBS olive oil

White Bean Sauce

  • 1 15-oz can of cannellini beans
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS water
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Other ingredients

  • 1/2 head of butter lettuce, rinsed
  • 2 manila mangoes, peeled and chopped
  • shredded vegetables

Instructions

  1. PREPARE MEATBALLS: In a blender or food processor, blend all the ingredients for the Asian jerk seasoning. In a large bowl, mix the ingredients for the meatballs and jerk seasoning together until well combined. Shape a heaping tablespoon of the ground chicken and form into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the meat. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Pour half the olive oil (1 1/2 tablespoons) in the pan. When the pan is hot, fill it with about half the meatballs. Cook for about 6 to 8 minutes, making sure that all sides are browned. Dish up the first batch, toss the remaining oil in the pan, and brown the rest of the meatballs.
  2. PREPARE WHITE BEAN SAUCE: Blend the ingredients for the white bean sauce in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  3. PREPARE WRAPS: Take a piece of lettuce and fill it with a few meatballs, mango, and vegetables. Top with some of the white bean sauce. Best served immediately.

Notes

1. Asian jerk seasoning adapted from CHOW.com. [br][br]2. SUBSTITUTIONS: Don’t want to bother making your own jerk seasoning? No problem! Just stir about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ or jerk sauce to the ground chicken. Don’t care for the beans sauce? An aioli works just as well.