Sunday Supper is celebrating it’s first birthday today. I can’t believe it’s only been a year since the wonderful Isabel of Family Foodie took her brilliant idea of celebrating meals with the family around the dinner table and brought it to life. The first Sunday Supper post only featured a handful of food bloggers who all shared her vision. It’s now grown into a movement larger than life, gaining massive momentum and new contributors all the time. I feel so incredibly honoured to have been a part of this in it’s first year. I’m such a big believer in Sunday Supper. I can’t imagine not gathering with my parents and siblings every Sunday night to share a delicious meal cooked by my mom.
Isabel is right when she says that Sunday Supper “starts off as one day and soon becomes a way of life.” Shameless plug – we’ve recently launched the #WeekdaySupper initiative to reflect that wise mantra. Click here to find out more about this delicious new component of our group.
Sadly, I see so many families now who don’t have dinner together. I know it’s not always possible, what with everyone’s insane schedules, but it seems that it’s becoming the norm, not just the exception. It’s symptomatic of how disconnected so many families are. That’s not how I was brought up. My family made it a priority to have dinner together every night if possible. I’d hang out at the neighbourhood McDonalds every single day after school in high school. I’d gorge on french fries, hot fudge sundaes, and chicken mcnuggets but I’d still trudge home by 5:30 p.m. and literally force down dinner, simply because I knew that it was important to eat together as a family (plus my parents would freaking kill me if I didn’t and if they found out why I wasn’t hungry!). We didn’t watch t.v. during dinner or stare at a plethora of electronic devices that connected us to the world yet separated us from the people sitting but a foot away.
Everyone who contributes to Sunday Supper feels the same way as I do – food is love. To take the time and effort to prepare something from scratch, no matter how simple or extravagant, and to offer it to others is an act of love. Nothing makes me happier than to feed someone something that I’ve made. There’s no way you’d go into a Chinese person’s house and leave without being stuffed with food and offered every beverage option in existence. It just ain’t gonna happen! We have ancient guilt-inducing techniques passed down through the ages to get people to accept what’s being offered, regardless of their hunger level. It’s a special skill.
To celebrate this special occasion, we’re all choosing a dish made by another Sunday Supper contributor from a past Sunday Supper post. This was definitely a challenge – every week I find dozens ‘n dozens of recipes that I can’t wait to make. My mind whirling with the possibilities, I remembered how enamoured I was with the Hoisin Asian Meatballs made by Damn Delicious. Chung Ah is crazy talented in the kitchen and with a camera. The name of her blog couldn’t be more appropriate – her recipes all look and sound damn delicious and having made her meatballs, I can personally attest that they tasted exactly as her blog name promised. Make sure to check out her blog. This girl can do no wrong in the kitchen – her repertoire runs the gamut from healthy dishes like Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps, tasty mains like Turkey Chipotle Sloppy Joes, mind-blowing desserts like Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling and absolutely decadent recipes like Strawberry Eggnog Baked French Toast. This is just a sampling from the past two months!
Happy birthday, Sunday Supper! I look forward to a lifetime more of delicious meals made with a community of bloggers that I’m proud to call my foodie family. I recently wrote a super depressing, ultra whiny post and instead of the eye rolls and side eyes that I so deserved, I was overwhelmed by all the wonderful messages of support that I received. You guys are the best!
Without further ado, here is my version of Damn Delicious’ damn delicious Hoisin Asian Meatballs. I’m sorry, Chung Ah, my photos don’t do your amazing dish justice. They were all taken at 8pm in terrible evening lighting and I was so hungry, I thought “screw it, I’m eating!”.
For the meatballs:
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
3/4 cups panko crumbs
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 large eggs
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 green onions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
For the hoisin sauce:
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, sesame oil, salt, sugar, soy sauce, Panko, ginger, eggs, garlic and green onion. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands (I went the clean hands route), stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into meatballs about 3 inches in diameter. I made 18 meatballs from the turkey mixture.
Place the meatballs onto your prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until all sides are browned and meatballs are cooked through.
To make the sauce, whisk together the hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger in a small sauce pan. Cook on medium high heat until the sauce bubbles and thickens, about 5 minutes. Serve the meatballs immediately. I simply drizzled some of the sauce on top of the meatballs and garnished with green onions.
These meatballs were seriously delicious. I often make a turkey burger for our weeknight dinners and this was such a welcome change. The meatballs were super tender, juicy, and the Asian flavours melded perfectly with the mild flavour of turkey. I actually enjoyed eating the meatballs plain but the Husband couldn’t get enough of the tangy sweet hoisin sauce. It was like Asian style ketchup. We ate this the next day for lunch and it tasted just as good.
Check out the rest of the amazing dishes made by the rest of the Sunday Supper team.
Sunday Supper Appetizers:
- Hot Spinach Parmesan Dip by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks inspired by Comfy Cuisine
- So Simple Pizza Puffs by The Weekend Gourmet inspired by Hip Foodie Mom
- Pepperoni and Mozzarella Pull Apart by Noshing With The Nolands inspired by In the Kitchen with KP
Sunday Supper Soups and Breads:
- Lasagna Soup by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen inspired by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Easy Italian Wedding Soup by Webicurean inspired by Family Foodie
- Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Soup by Damn Delicious inspired by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Honey Butter Dinner Rolls by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts inspired by Chocolate Moosey
- Chicken Noodle Soup by Big Bears Wife inspired by My Catholic Kitchen
- Tomato Florentine Soup by Mama Mommy Mom inspired by The Meltaways
- Chicken Soup with Dumplings by Comfy Cuisine inspired by The Messy Baker
- Coconut Curry Chicken Soup by My Trials in the Kitchen inspired by Damn Delicious
Sunday Supper Main Dishes:
- Portuguese Mussels and Shrimp in Chorizo Sauce by Supper for a Steal inspired by Family Foodie
- (GlutenFree) Chicken Bruschetta by The Meltaways inspired by Family Foodie
- Feijoada Portuguese Bean Stew by Kimchi Mom inspired by Family Foodie
- Lentils and Chorizo Stew by Galactosemia in PDX inspired by Vintage Kitchen
- Carnitas Pizza w/ Chipotle-Avocado Crema by girlichef inspired by Damn Delicious
- Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas by Country Girl in the Village inspired by Webicurean
- Drunken Meatballs by Small Wallet Big Appetite inspired by The Foodie Army Wife
- Goat Cheese Rigatoni Alfredo by Magnolia Days inspired by Family Foodie
- Dorie’s Chicken-in-the-Pot by Hip Foodie Mom inspired by Gotta Get Baked
- Pulled Pickled Pork by Juanita’s Cocina inspired by Daily Dish Recipes
- Hoisin Asian Meatballs by Gotta Get Baked inspired by Damn Delicious
- Shrimp-Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes by Daily Dish Recipes inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
- Soy, Orange Juice and Red Wine Marinade by Peanut Butter and Peppers inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chicken Burger with Curried Cabbage Slaw by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings inspired by Soni’s Food
- Corn and Basil Handpies by Curious Cuisiniere inspired by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Lightened Up Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken by Cupcakes and Kale Chips inspired by The Meltaways
- Jalapeño Popper Chicken Chili by Food Lust People Love inspired by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Bigos by Maroc Mama inspired by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Crispy Coconut Chicken Strips with Sweet Chili Sauce by From Fast Food to Fresh Food inspired by Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends
- Pork Loin with Port Shallot Sauce by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen inspired by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Sweet & Tender Brisket by Daddy Knows Less inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
- Fish Tacos by Cookistry inspired by Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Homemade Harissa by Masala Herb inspired by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Spicy Seoulful Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Family Foodie inspired by Kimchi Mom
- New Orleans Style White Beans & Rice by Catholic Foodie inspired by The Hand that Rocks the Ladle
- Spice Rubbed Chicken Tacos with Tropical Salsa by The Urban Mrs. inspired by Family Foodie
- Mac n Cheese Cups with Pork Shoulder Ragu by Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends inspired by Hip Foodie Mom
Sunday Supper Veggies:
- Carrots au Gratin by Shockingly Delicious inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
- Skillet Spinach Corn with Edamame, Cilantro & Bacon Bits by The Lovely Pantry inspired by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Sunday Supper Desserts and Snacks:
- Chocolate Brownie Tart by That Skinny Chick Can Bake inspired by Magnolia Days
- Mexican Hot Cocoa Sandwich Cookies by Chocolate Moosey inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
- Cinnamon Apple Chimichangas by La Cocina de Leslie inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
- Apple Pull Apart Bread with Caramel Drizzle by Cravings of a Lunatic inspired by Gotta Get Baked
- Cherry Tart by Happy Baking Days inspired by Vintage Kitchen
- Orange Rolls by No One Likes Crumbley Cookies inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Caramel Apple Bread by The Foodie Army Wife inspired by Fam Friends Food
- Rosettes by Simply Gourmet inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pumpkin Donut Puffs by Soni’s Food inspired by Daily Dish Recipes
- Chocolate Chip Cut-out Cookies by Basic and Delicious inspired by Chocolate Moosey
- Nutella Shortbread Bars by Kelly Bakes inspired by Baker Street
- Butterscotch Pudding Triple Chip Cookies by Mom’s Test Kitchen inspired by Dinner Dishes and Desserts
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream by The Messy Baker Blog inspired by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Angel Cake Sandwiches by Ninja Baker inspired by That Skinny Girl Can Bake
- Soft Pretzels with Spicy Beer Cheese Sauce by Vintage Kitchen inspired by girlichef
- Sweet N Spicy Roasted Spiced Nuts by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz inspired by The Foodie Army Wife
- Cheesecake with Fresh Berries by An Appealing Plan inspired by The Messy Baker Blog
- Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Oat Muffins by In the Kitchen with Audrey inspired by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Budget Friendly Breakfast Freezable Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwiches by In The Kitchen with KP inspired by Big Bear’s Wife
- Raspberry Hot Chocolate by My Catholic Kitchen inspired by Momma’s Meals
Sunday Supper Wine Pairings by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday. We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET and you do not want to miss out on the fun. Follow the#SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here → Sunday Supper Movement.