Dinner at Mak & Gregs

by Marisa Olsen




A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of cooking and dining at Makena and Greg's apartment. Makena and I curated the meal and cooked two Smitten Kitchen recipes that had Asian flair: Peanut Sesame Noodles and Scallion Meatballs with Hoisin Glaze.  These two dishes are delicious and easy to make. For the Sesame Noodles, there is no need to buy a million sauces for this dish, you can most likely get by with what you have in your cabinet. We also didn't have soba noodles, so feel free to use whole wheat spaghetti. As for the Scallion Meatballs, we went rogue and bought ground pork instead of ground turkey. I would most definitely recommend using pork and if you wanted to go crazy, throw some ground veal in as well. My only complaint about this dish was the hoisin sauce was a bit salty for my taste, but besides that, these are two lovely dishes that are easy to make and delicious to taste.