Shanghai Meatballs (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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  1. Mash the tofu in a large bowl, then place in a small piece of cheesecloth. Wring the excess liquid from the tofu and discard. Return the tofu to the bowl. Add the pork, beef, egg, hoisin sauce, ginger, garlic, green onion, and jalapeno to the bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Form the mixture into 12 equal-sized meatballs and set aside. In a medium, heavy pot set over high heat, heat the oil to 350 degrees F.
  2. Deep-fry the meatballs until brown on all sides in canola oil, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. In a wok over high-heat, heat 1 tablespoon of peanut oil. Add the mushrooms, carrot, salt, pepper and cabbage and cook, stirring, until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the meatballs, chicken broth, rice wine, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Add the green onions and cornstarch slurry, and return to a boil, stirring well. Cook until thickened, and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2721.49 Kcal (11394 kJ)
Calories from fat 2606.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 289.58g 446%
Cholesterol 121.76mg 41%
Sodium 576.44mg 24%
Potassium 802.45mg 17%
Total Carbs 15.19g 5%
Sugars 6.33g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2.71g 11%
Protein 21.8g 44%
Vitamin C 4.7mg 8%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 11%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Calcium 105.9mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 456.17 Kcal (1910 kJ)
Calories from fat 436.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.54g 446%
Cholesterol 20.41mg 41%
Sodium 96.62mg 24%
Potassium 134.5mg 17%
Total Carbs 2.55g 5%
Sugars 1.06g 25%
Dietary Fiber 0.45g 11%
Protein 3.65g 44%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 8%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 11%
Iron 0.4mg 12%
Calcium 17.7mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 78
  • 78

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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