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Asian pork meatballs

Asian pork meatballs

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Ready in 1 hour, plus chilling
  • Easy
  • Makes 20, serves 4 adults and 4 kids

Fresh, zingy meatballs served with an oriental dipping sauce – great party food for family or friends

Nutrition: per meatball
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal51
fat3g
saturates1g
carbs3g
sugars2g
fibre0g
protein5g
low insalt0.57g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 450g minced pork
  • 4 spring onions , finely chopped
  • 1small garlic clove , crushed
  • 2 tsp lemongrass , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander
  • olive oil for frying

For the oriental dipping sauce

  • 1 tsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 3 spring onions , finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Method

  • STEP 1

    Make the meatballs. Gently warm the honey in a non-stick frying pan, add the fish sauce and stir to make a syrup. Leave to cool.

  • STEP 2

    Put pork in a bowl and fold in honey syrup, spring onions, garlic, lemongrass, cornflour, mint and coriander. Mix and season with salt and lots of black pepper.

  • STEP 3

    Shape into 20 balls and put on a tray lined with greaseproof paper. Chill for 30 mins. To make the sauce, mix all the ingredients together, then set aside.

  • STEP 4

    Brush the balls with olive oil and fry for 3-4 mins each side. Serve with the sauce.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2005

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