Chicken Nori Ginger Meatballs with Asian Nori Pesto

Chris McCormick

Posted on February 17 2020

Ok, this is a delicious recipe. The chicken meatballs are super tasty but the star here is the Asian Nori Pesto. It isn’t exactly the most appetizing looking thing you will ever make but wow, it is amazing! It has a wonderful garlicky nutty flavor that is all kinds of savory goodness. Who knew seaweed’s flavor was so complex? This was by far my favorite recipe and would make a satisfying meal even without the meatballs. This would be great with shrimp too!

Chicken Nori Ginger meatballs with Asian Nori Pesto

Serves 4


  • 1 lb Ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 Seasnax Toasted Nori original flavor, finely minced with a sharp knife 
  • 2 tsp. Minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp. Minced fresh garlic
  • 2 Tbl. Minced fresh scallions


  • 4 Small zucchini
  • 3 Tbl. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp.

Sea Salt Pesto:

  • 5 Sheets Seasnax raw nori
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup minced garlic
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tsp. sea salt


Chicken Nori Ginger Meatballs with Asian Nori Pesto Ingredients in a bowl add ground chicken or turkey with minced fresh ginger add minced fresh scallions add finely minced seasnax toasted nori sheet  


scoop mixture into balls place balls on cooking sheet  5 Sheets Seasnax Raw Nori Pesto seasnax nori olive oil minced garlic coconut cream sea salt 

cook pesto mixture sautee garlic and olive oil for zoodles sautee zoodles zoodles

Mix together all ingredients for the meatballs. Form into 2 oz balls and lay out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes until cooked all the way through.

Soak the 5 sheets of nori in water to soften. Place all of the pesto ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the puree to a small saucepan and bring to simmer over low heat. Simmer for 3-5 minutes to cook out the garlic.

Spiralize the zucchini. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan and lightly saute the zoodles until just a little tender.

To serve, plate the zoodles, top with 2 meatballs and then a few spoonfuls of pesto.

Chicken Nori Ginger Meatballs with Asian Nori Pesto

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