Vietnamese Chilli meatball lettuce wraps : Recipe

I was recently gifted some Vietnamese Chilli Sauce from Me’s Way, so I wanted to promote it as best I could and also try it in a recipe…so what better way to try it than make something Vietnamese.

INGREDIENTS

  • 600g sausage or pork meat
  • Me’s Way Chilli Sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • sugar
  • salt
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • milk
  • breadcrumbs (or panko)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • Vinegar
  • 1 large carrot, grated lengthways
  • 1 cucumber, grated lengthways
  • 2 baby cos lettuces, leaves separated

METHOD

  • Add 4 tbsp of breadcrumbs to a bowl and add a little milk and mix till a mush consistency and put aside.
  • Put the sausage or pork meat into a big bowl.
  • Add 1.5 tbsp of Me’s Way chilli Sauce soya, fish sauce, 1 grated or finely chopped garlic clove, 1 tbsp sugar, pinch of salt, finely sliced spring onion and the breadcrumb mush and mix well with your hands
  • Set aside for 10-15mins
  • Cut your carrot, cucumber long ways but nice and thin and place in a bowl
  • Add 1.5 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp vinegar to the carrots and cucumber and mix with your hands and let sit for 5mins
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat
  • Now make your meatballs in your hand they should all be around a walnut size and cook the meatballs, turning, for 5-6 minutes until golden and cooked through. 
  • Divide carrot, cucumber and onion among lettuce leaves, then top with meatballs
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Smash Burger 2021 (Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow) : Review

The Invite

The guys ay Smash Burger in Glasgow asked me to pop in to try a burger, I have been here a few times and done a few reviews as their burgers are really good so I said yes 🙂

I had no idea what to order as there are so many great burgers on their menu….but a decision had to be made and this is what I selected.

BBQ, Bacon & Cheddar Burger
Two juicy beef patties, BBQ sauce with Applewood smoked bacon,
cheddar & haystack onions on a SMASH bun.

Firstly look how good this looks, and trust me it was even better looking in person.

After taking a few photos it was time to dig in.

I took a massive bite and mmm wow the beef was lovely and tender and all the flavours mixed together it was really really good. Every bit was an explosion of flavours in my mouth and I loved every bite.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Smash Fries
Tossed in Italian olive oil, rosemary & garlic

I always have these fries when I visit, they are cooked perfectly and the flavours are lovely.

This visit they didn’t disappoint and I highly recommend you try these when you visit.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Avocado Club
Two juicy beef patties, fresh avocado with Applewood smoked
bacon, lettuce, tomato, ranch dressing & mayo on a multi-grain bun.

I visited today with my dad, and this was his burger of choice, I did try some and here are my thoughts.

The Applewood smoked bacon and avocado with the burger was a great flavour, and one that was so good every bite.

The multi-grain bun added a great flavour and texture to the whole burger.

My dad said the burger was very juicy and packed a great flavour.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a big thanks to Smash Burger for the invite and the burgers.

Smash Burger for me is always one I recommend if anyone is asking for a burger place in Glasgow, the service, staff and the food has always been amazing.

All that’s left to say is Smash Burger has smashed it again for me.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Promo : Gifted

The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

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Planning The Perfect Menu For Your Next Dinner Party

Are you thinking about celebrating the end of lockdown rules with a dinner party? If so, then you should be thinking about prepping the perfect menu. Here are some of the things that you should think about and do need to make sure that you get right. 

Give Different Diet Options 

You must think about who is attending your dinner party. You might find that they have particular diet requests. You need to accommodate for these particularly if there are important people attending your party such as business colleagues. For instance, you might want to think about offering halal choices such as halal turkey rashers or vegan alternatives to the main course. It’s entirely your choice how far you go with the alternate options and which ones will be right for your party will largely depend on who you’re inviting. 

Think About Matching The Drink To The Food

Certain alcoholic beverages go beautifully with particular dinner dishes. As such, you should make sure that you are thinking about how to fit these together perfectly for your dinner party menu. As well as this, you might also want to think about the non-alcoholic drink options for your dinner party and whether they match too. This is all about choosing the right flavors and ensuring that they do mix to create something wonderful and altogether memorable. 

Cut Out The Prep Time

It’s possible that your dinner party is part of a larger style of get-together and you might want to mingle with your guests before the main meal. If that’s the case, then you should think about cutting prep time with a food delivery service. The right food delivery service will provide you with food sliced, diced, and ready to cook. Some will even offer you simple recipes that you can easily follow for a fantastic feast that is sure to go down as an absolute treat. 

Make It An Event

Finally, you should make sure that you are taking the time to ensure that the dinner party feels like an event unto itself. You can do this in a variety of ways. For instance, if you have watched enough dinner party TV shows like Come Dine With Me, you’ll know how crucial plating is. Quite simply, plating is all about ensuring that a dish looks great on a plate, rather than just tasting terrific. You could also create a professional paper menu for your guests, highlighting the different courses that you have prepared. This could be a great way to ensure that your dinner party does stand out. 

We hope this helps you understand everything that you need to think about to ensure that you’re planning the perfect menu for your next dinner party. With the right menu, you can guarantee that your guests are impressed by what you’re offering. Of course, there’s more to a great dinner party than the food. You need to take the time to set the mood, but this is a great starting point.

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