Asian Spaghetti & Meatballs

OK, there are times when I come up with some fairly outlandish culinary creations. In this particular case I use the term "culinary" with quite a bit of artistic license. This, my fellow foodies, is in deep left field, at the warning track.

This dish is a very vivid illustration of how much I enjoy finding creative uses of leftovers. It's not a recipe, but rather, just a wild-eyed experiment that I want to share.

Sandi made sweet-and-sour meatballs for our church Christmas social this past Friday. As always, we had enough food for roughly three times as many people as showed up. Oh, and I had to bring finger sandwich fixins so that I wouldn't show up empty-handed. Food is a terrible disease.

Anyhow, we had a bunch of meatballs left and I felt compelled to use them. Sweet-and-sour meatballs are a bit if a culinary contradiction to begin with, so why not build on it? Chinese spaghetti and meatballs? Yup, I went with it.

This is nothing more than a stir-fry of cooked linguine, frozen stir-fry veggies, mushrooms, and pineapple chunks that is served with a generous portion of the sweet-and-sour meatballs on top. For the stir-fry I used peanut oil, ginger, garlic, a dash of fish sauce, and some red chile flakes. I added a little hoisin sauce at the end to add a little added flavor complexity.

It was pretty good.
Anonymous retro sweets said...
They are absolutely perfect but maybe I'll forego adding the pineapples. Can you post the recipe for this? Thanks!
this looks absolutely delish. (:

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