Perhaps you’ve noticed that I’ve been on an Asian kick lately with my low carb meatball recipes. This happens to me sometimes – it’s like my brain gets stuck and all of my recipe inspiration seems to come from a certain flavor profile.
I usually just go with it until it runs its course, but this time it’s taking longer than usual! Hopefully you guys won’t mind though, since that’s how this delicious soup came about!
The meatballs themselves are made with ground pork (you could sub turkey if you prefer) and tons of scallions for an authentic potsticker flavor. The broth is simple and comes together quickly, but it’s loaded with flavor and super comforting.
The noodles are optional, but give an authentic feel to the soup. I used Shiratake Noodles which have very low carbs (about 1g per serving) and are made with Yam flour. You can usually find them for a couple bucks in the produce aisle of your grocery store over by the wonton wrappers and tofu.
Be sure to rinse and drain them really well before using. If you’ve never had them before, they are similar in texture to rice noodles and have a chewy, al dente type of feel that works perfectly in any low carb soup recipe.
Regarding what else to add to your soup, you can customize it with whatever you like! This would be a fun one to serve family style with a huge platter of options that allows your family or friends to build their own bowl using whatever they prefer.
I used shredded Napa cabbage, scallions, radish sticks, julienned carrot (use sparingly to keep carbs low), fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of fresh lime. It was fantastic!
I recommend building your bowl starting with noodles, then meatballs, then whatever else you want to add. Then ladle or pour in the broth – which should be really HOT to wilt the veggies and heat the shiritake noodles sufficiently for eating. I think you guys are going to like this one – be sure to let me know the verdict once you try it!
Asian flavors not your thing? You might prefer one of my other low carb meatball recipes like the Lasagna Meatballs, Green Chicken Enchilada Meatballs, Philly Cheese Steak Meatballs, Jalapeno Popper Meatballs, or Corned Beef and Cabbage Meatballs!
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