Mini brochettes with spicy Thai dip

Mini brochettes with spicy Thai dip

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(4 ratings)

Ready in 35-45 minutes


Makes 24
Herby pork brochettes with a fresh and spicy dip that make perfect finger food for a drinks party

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal101
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 24 x 12-15cm wooden skewer s
  • 2 tsp coriander seed
    Coriander seeds

    Coriander seed

    kor-ee-and-er seed

    The small, creamy brown seeds of the coriander plant give dishes a warm, aromatic and slightly…

  • 500g minced pork
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2cm piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 stalk of lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 20g pack fresh coriander, roughly chopped

For the dip

  • 2-3 tsp Thai red curry paste
  • 2 tsp tomato purée
  • 200ml carton coconut cream
  • 1 tsp light muscovado sugar
  • ¼ tsp Thai fish sauce or soy sauce
  • ½ lime, juice only



    The same shape, but smaller than…


  1. Soak the skewers in warm water. Put the dip ingredients into a saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes until slightly thickened. Pour into small serving bowls.

  2. Crush the coriander seeds with a pestle and mortar. Tip them into a food processor and add the pork, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, coriander, ½ tsp sea salt and plenty of black pepper. Pulse until the mix becomes pasty.

  3. Preheat the grill to medium high. Using wet hands, divide and shape the mixture into 24 equal-size sausage shapes around each skewer.

  4. Put the brochettes on an oiled baking sheet and grill for 7-10 minutes, turning until golden. Serve on a plate, with the dip in small bowls.

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26th Nov, 2012
Made these for my book group ladies. They were delicious. Very easy to prepare just wish I'd grilled them earlier & then perhaps kept them warm
2nd Oct, 2010
Very easy, delicious, disappeared rapidly. did add a few chilli flakes to mince, otherwise made to recipe. I used cocktail sticks as skewers. Will be making again.
14th May, 2010
These were really easy to make and delicious! I made them for a starter for friends and they are great with the dip. My young kids love them too with tomato ketchup! Definately worth making.
24th Mar, 2009
Made these years ago when they were in the magazine.... they are wonderful! If you're having a little soiree with friends over, they are just marvellous. Very easy and very moreish. Really pleased they're now on the website!
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