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Taiwanese Hotpot With Meatballs

What is there not to love about hotpot? It is fast! It is easy! It is delicious! It can be a mild.  It can be spicy and hot!  What could be easier? Everyone cooks their food in one big pot, thus the name, hotpot. It is simple, and it is Asian. Each country has their own type of broths and their own favorite things to cook in the hotpot. There is no right or wrong to hotpot. Your imagination is the only thing holding you back. Hotpot is creativity at work. If you look at the picture above, you will see some of the many ideas for hotpot. As you read the recipe, make it yours! Let your creativity juices flow! Hotpot is truly a cooks delight!

In looking for hotpot recipes, I found several. I ran across this one for hotpot and meatballs and decided to make it and then share it. It was good! It was simple! It was Asian!  So when looking for something for that special get together, try hotpot!

Serves: 17-18 meatballs    Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook.
Ingredients
1 pound ground pork ( I made today and used hamburger)
2 large green onions
1 Tbsp. minced ginger
1 egg yolk
Seasonings:
1 Tbsp sake
1 Tbsp organic corn starch with out GMO’s
1 TBSP sesame oil
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp sea salt or pink salt
Freshly ground pepper
Make small balls and rest them in the fridge until you are ready to cook in the hotpot .
Hot pot for 4
Author: Namiko Chen
Serves: 4
Ingredients
1-2 quarts of chicken broth
water
2 green onions
5 garlic cloves sliced
1/2 inch fresh ginger
NOTE: I also added both hot and sweet peppers from my garden. I added Garlic herb spice and garlic. I doubled the ginger. (I used my crock pot for the hotpot and let it slowly cook for 4 hours)
Ingredients for the hot pot:
Enoki mushrooms (found in Asian Store)
napa cabbage,
Tong Hao (found in Asian Store)
Deep fried tofu
carrots
NOTE: I have lots of varieties of peppers and squash from the garden. I used them in the hot pot. I chose not to use tofu. I also used a different type of mushroom. Remember, you are making your hotpot yours!
Dipping Sauce for Hot pot
Author: Namiko Chen
Serves: 1
Ingredients
2 Tbsp Taiwanese BBQ sauce (Spicy or non-spicy)
NOTE:I make a hot, spicy BBQ sauce from scratch and used that.
1 Tbsp Soy sauce (I used the low sodium soy sauce)
1 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
chopped green onion
chopped cilantro
Mix in a small bowl
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I hope you enjoyed your hotpot! For the best authentic hotpot there is,  head on over to Asia. Taiwan has  some of the best hot pot in Asia  Grab your passport, pack your bag and book that flight today. Join us, around the Hotpot!

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