Mini Lion's Head and Snow Cabbage
3/4 pound ground pork, naturally fed
3/4 pound ground beef
1 large onion, 1/4-inch dice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 heaping tablespoons kochu jang
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 head snow (Napa) cabbage, julienned
Kochu karu, for garnish
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Prepare a steamer over a wok of boiling water. In a large bowl, combine pork, beef, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, kochu jang, panko and egg. Season with salt and pepper and mix until just combined. Check flavor by microwaving or sautéing a small portion. Form into small meatballs and place on bed of julienne cabbage inside steamer. Steam for about 8-10 minutes, until cooked through. To serve, scoop cabbage (the lion's mane) and meatballs together. Garnish with kochu karu, if desired.
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