Ginger-Soy Meatball Subs with Spicy Pickles

In the spirit of fusion cuisine, we’re mixing up cultures with a delicious twist in this satisfying meatball sub. Don’t skimp on the spicy pickles: they’re easier to make than you might think, and they pack a powerful flavor punch.

Ingredients

Spicy Pickles
 1 green onion, chopped
 1 carrot, shredded
 ½ jalapeno pepper, chopped
 ½ cucumber, chopped
  cup cup rice vinegar or white vinegar
 ¼ cup water
 ½ tsp sugar
 ½ tsp kosher salt
Sandwiches
 ¼ cup mayonnaise
 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
 ½ tsp garlic powder
 10 oz Armanino Turkey or Beef Meatballs
  cup water
 4 tsp grated fresh ginger root
 2 tsp sugar
 2 tsp soy sauce
 2 tsp vegetable oil
 4 crusty sub rolls, split, toasted
 4 lettuce leaves

Directions

1

For Spicy Pickles: Combine all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Let stand while preparing sandwiches.

2

For Sandwiches: Mix mayo, sesame oil and garlic powder in small bowl; set aside.

3

Combine frozen meatballs, water, ginger, sugar, soy and oil in saucepan. Cover. Cook on medium-low heat 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are heated through and lightly coated with glaze, stirring frequently. (If pan appears dry, add an additional tablespoon water.)

4

Spread mayo mixture onto cut sides of rolls. Fill with lettuce, meatballs and pickles. Spoon a bit of pickling liquid onto sandwiches for added flavor.

Chef’s Tips

Refrigerate leftover pickles for a tasty condiment with other sandwiches. For less spice, remove seeds and white membranes from jalapeño before chopping.

Ingredients

Spicy Pickles
 1 green onion, chopped
 1 carrot, shredded
 ½ jalapeno pepper, chopped
 ½ cucumber, chopped
  cup cup rice vinegar or white vinegar
 ¼ cup water
 ½ tsp sugar
 ½ tsp kosher salt
Sandwiches
 ¼ cup mayonnaise
 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
 ½ tsp garlic powder
 10 oz Armanino Turkey or Beef Meatballs
  cup water
 4 tsp grated fresh ginger root
 2 tsp sugar
 2 tsp soy sauce
 2 tsp vegetable oil
 4 crusty sub rolls, split, toasted
 4 lettuce leaves

Directions

1

For Spicy Pickles: Combine all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Let stand while preparing sandwiches.

2

For Sandwiches: Mix mayo, sesame oil and garlic powder in small bowl; set aside.

3

Combine frozen meatballs, water, ginger, sugar, soy and oil in saucepan. Cover. Cook on medium-low heat 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are heated through and lightly coated with glaze, stirring frequently. (If pan appears dry, add an additional tablespoon water.)

4

Spread mayo mixture onto cut sides of rolls. Fill with lettuce, meatballs and pickles. Spoon a bit of pickling liquid onto sandwiches for added flavor.

Ginger-Soy Meatball Subs with Spicy Pickles
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins

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