Sriracha 'Meatballs' with Noodles & Grilled Vegetables

Sriracha 'Meatballs' with Noodles & Grilled Vegetables

Have you been looking for the perfect plant based meatball recipe? Spice up your dinner routine with this irresistible Sriracha 'Meatballs' with Noodles & Grilled Vegetables recipe! Made with hearty plant-based 'meatballs' coated in zesty Sriracha sauce, this dish packs a flavorful punch that will leave your taste buds tingling. Recipe by gaz oakley.

SERVES 4

Ingredients
For the meatballs:
  • 1 x 300-g (10-oz) firm block of tofu, water drained and excess water removed
  • 3 spring onions, very finely sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small red chilli, finely chopped
  • handful of coriander, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Egg Replacement (see recipe below)
  • 4 tbsp buckwheat flour
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, for sauteing
For the egg replacement:
(makes about 1 heaped tbsp or the equivalent of 1 egg)
  • 5 tbsp white chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp filtered water 
For the sauce:
  • 5 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 5 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 5 tbsp water
To serve:
  • 300g rice noodles
  • vegetables (such as asparagus, pak choi, Tenderstem broccoli, radishes, carrots, sugarsnap peas) cucumber ribbons
  • mixed sesame seeds
  • fresh coriander

 

Method

First make the egg replacement. Blitz the chia seeds in a high-speed blender until ground. For every 1 tbsp ground seeds, add 3 tbsp filtered cold water and mix well. (I use 1 heaped tbsp of the mixture for 1 egg.)

Preheat the oven to 180˚C (350˚F) and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. First up, make those meatballs. Mash the tofu with a potato masher in a large mixing bowl, until it’s broken up into small pieces. Add all the other meatball ingredients to the bowl and stir until well incorporated. If the mix is still slightly wet, add a couple of extra tbsp flour.

Now it’s time to form the mixture into balls. Take 1 large tablespoon of mixture and form into a ball with your hands. Repeat until you’ve used up all the mixture. Lightly flour your hands between each meatball to stop the mixture from sticking. Place the meatballs onto the lined baking tray as you go.

Cook the rice noodles according to the packet instructions and prepare your vegetables for grilling. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a low heat, add the coconut oil and saute the meatballs in small quantities, until golden. This should take approximately 3 minutes per batch. Place them back onto the tray, then into the oven to cook through for 10 minutes.

While the meatballs are in the oven, mix together the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and heat gently until you’re ready to serve. Grill your vegetables on a hot griddle pan until charred. Once the meatballs are cooked, serve in a large bowl with the rice noodles, lots of the grilled vegetables, the cucumber ribbons and plenty of sauce. Sprinkle over mixed sesame seeds and chopped coriander just before serving.

 

**This is not our recipe and we take no credit for this recipe. Recipe taken from gaz oakley's Vegan 100 cook book.

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