Easy lemongrass meatballs

Easy lemongrass meatballs

Based on 10 ratings

"This recipe for Thai-inspired meatballs is full of flavor. You may be surprised to find fish sauce in a meatball recipe, but it adds a lovely saltiness and umami flavor (don’t worry, it won’t taste fishy!). You can also substitute pork for ground chicken or even beef."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

40 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
250 g
ground pork
5 g
ginger
½ stalk
lemongrass
1 cloves
garlic
½
chili
½
lime
g
cilantro
2 tbsp
fish sauce
½ tbsp
sugar
vegetable oil (for frying)
salt
pepper
rice (cooked, for serving)
white cabbage (for serving)
lime (for serving)
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Utensils

cutting board, knife, 3 bowls, juicer, frying pan, tongs

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Nutrition per serving

Cal370
Fat27 g
Protein23 g
Carb9 g
  • Step 1/4

    Finely mince ginger, garlic, lemongrass, and chili. Chop cilantro, saving some stalks for serving . To make the dressing, mix the juice of one lime, sugar, half of the fish sauce, half of the minced chili, and half of the minced cilantro in a small bowl. Set aside.
    • 5 g ginger
    • 1 cloves garlic
    • ½ stalk lemongrass
    • ¼ chili
    • g cilantro
    • ½ lime
    • ½ tbsp sugar
    • 1 tbsp fish sauce
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • bowl
    • juicer

    Finely mince ginger, garlic, lemongrass, and chili. Chop cilantro, saving some stalks for serving . To make the dressing, mix the juice of one lime, sugar, half of the fish sauce, half of the minced chili, and half of the minced cilantro in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Step 2/4

    Place ground pork, minced ginger, lemongrass, garlic and the remaining chili, fish sauce and remaining minced cilantro in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Use wet hands to form the  meatball mixture into walnut-sized balls.
    • 250 g ground pork
    • 1 tbsp fish sauce
    • g cilantro
    • salt
    • pepper
    • bowl

    Place ground pork, minced ginger, lemongrass, garlic and the remaining chili, fish sauce and remaining minced cilantro in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Use wet hands to form the meatball mixture into walnut-sized balls.

  • Step 3/4

    Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add meatballs. Fry on one side until golden brown, then flip carefully. Fry the meatballs for about 7 minutes, or until all sides are golden brown and cooked through.
    • vegetable oil (for frying)
    • frying pan
    • tongs

    Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add meatballs. Fry on one side until golden brown, then flip carefully. Fry the meatballs for about 7 minutes, or until all sides are golden brown and cooked through.

  • Step 4/4

    Assemble a bowl with steamed rice, meatballs, white cabbage and cilantro, and lime wedges if desired. Spoon some of the sauce over.
    • rice (cooked, for serving)
    • white cabbage (for serving)
    • lime (for serving)
    • bowl

    Assemble a bowl with steamed rice, meatballs, white cabbage and cilantro, and lime wedges if desired. Spoon some of the sauce over.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Easy lemongrass meatballs

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