Meatloaf. Not as easy as you think. When I first tried to make it as a kid, it came out of the oven like a brick. Here's a recipe to ensure that never happens to yours.
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sambal
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 pound ground pork
2 large onions, cut into 1/4-inch dice
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons Wanjashan organic soy sauce
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup Wanjashan organic Worcestershire sauce
1 cup panko
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Canola oil/cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Oil a 1 1/2-quart loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment paper or use a meatloaf pan.
In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons Dijon and 1 tablespoon of sambal and set aside.
In a large nonreactive bowl, combine the ground turkey and pork. Add the onions, garlic, the remaining 1/4 cup of sambal, soy sauce, eggs, Worcestershire sauce and panko. Season with salt and pepper and, using your hand, mix well.
Fill the pan with the mixture, and bake until cooked through, about 1hour and 15 minutes.
Unmold, slice, and serve with the sambal mixture on the side as a condiment.
Chef Ming Tsai is a local restaurateur and host of Simply Ming.