Asian Pork Meatballs over Coconut Rice is an easy recipe to make any night of the week. The secret to this recipe is the amazing Asian inspired sauce! It is a snap to throw together using a coconut balsamic reduction, and I can't get enough of the sweet, tangy flavor!
What is a Reduction
In cooking, reduction is the process of thickening and intensifying the flavor of a liquid, such as vinegar, by simmering or boiling to make an amazing sauce. Typically you add sugar and other ingredients to sweeten and flavor the sauce.
When I try to make a vinegar reduction at home my husband starts sneezing and he can't stop! There I am standing right over the boiling pot of liquid enjoying the sweet aroma with no problems, and he's in a completely different room sneezing away. It happens every time! To save him the sneezing attack, I started looking for a pre-made reduction. I wanted one with ingredients I know, and I found that in Alessi's reductions. There aren't any unwanted thickeners or fillers. I like that!
Alessi offers many different flavors of vinegar reductions, which is great for getting creative in the kitchen. I like to use the reductions on my Balsamic Burgers, Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad, and my Caprese Sandwich Recipe just to name a few. You can find the Alessi products at your grocery store or order online.
Using Alessi's Coconut Reduction makes the sauce for my Asian Pork Meatballs a snap to throw together for an easy meal perfect for any night of the week. While the meatballs and coconut rice are cooking away, I simply combine the ingredients for the sauce and heat it. I can't emphasize enough how amazing this sauce is y'all. Just looking at the photos has me craving it again. It is definitely going on the menu this week, because I have to have it! It's so good, no one will ever guess how easy it is to make. Seriously! It takes about 5 minutes! Using the pre-made coconut reduction saves a good 20-30 minutes, and I don't have to worry about Don suffering through a sneezing fit. Win win.
Asian Pork Meatballs over Coconut Rice is an easy recipe to make any night of the week. The secret to this recipe is the amazing Asian inspired sauce! It is a snap to throw together using my special ingredient, and I can't get enough of the sweet, tangy flavor!