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Molé Chicken Meatballs with Grilled Corn and Avocado

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For the April challenge cook I decided to really wing it and charge forward without a recipe, mashing together grills and cultures. My family cannot get enough of tsukune (Japanese chicken meatballs) which we usually cook on the konro. I thought about doing that some shi####o peppers, phoning in a monthly entry, and moving on with life. However, trying to embody the challenge spirit and push myself, I decided to see what I could come up with.

 

Looking in the massively growing rub cabinet, I found myself staring at Dizzy Pig's Molé rub, which remained unopened as I was never sure what to do with it. Challenge accepted! I thought about what to do, and realized it would be pretty easy to make a Mexican themed chicken meatball. Instead of soy, ginger, and potato starch, I would use molé rub, molé sauce, and some kind of corn starch base. I decided on corn for the vegetable, using an easy Tex-Mex seasoning and lime juice recipe I love, and decided to add grilled avocado for good measure. 

 

Laughing out loud to myself like a crazy person, I settled on the molé combo, red onion, and minced tortilla chips for the chicken meatballs. I added these to the dark meat ground chicken, got everything nice and mixed up, and then made the result into meatballs and rested in the fridge while I went to mow the lawn. 

 

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When I got done with the trimming, I lit the Big Joe and a separate chimney of marabu charcoal for the konro. Back to mowing. With things heated up, I put the corn on the kamado and let the konro heat up.

 

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Once the corn was almost done, I gave up on mowing and cooked the avocados and then meatballs. These cook so fast in this format.

 

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Between turns, I cut the corn off of the cobs, made beds of grilled corn, skinned the avocados as they came off the grill, and filled the "pit" with a chicken meatball. A quick spray of chili pepper sauce and we were off to dinner. The bowls and all of the extra meatballs disappeared almost instantly, and as silly as this seemed as I made it up, this dinner could make it into the rotation for us. It was delicious. Thanks again for posting the challenge cooks and encouraging me to get out of my comfort zone.

 

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Very intriguing meal!   Cooking the avocado separate from the “stuffing” was genius. Didn’t allow the avocado to over cook.  Everything looks wonderful. An exciting new rendition on an old favorite for the family. :)

 

 

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It's crazy this inspiration you got!  But in a way it makes sense.  A couple of weeks ago I got a wild hair mid cook and made my turkey burgers Asian inspired with all kinds of spices and complete with pickled cucumbers and herbs.  They were delicious.  My family keeps asking for them, but I don't even remember what I put in them!  Luckily you recorded what you did! 

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