Thai Green Curry Meatballs

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Make a statement for dinner with the bold flavors of these Thai-inspired pork meatballs. I love Thai ingredients and decided to combine them together with pork to make these juicy meatballs that taste like they've been simmering for hours. Serve over rice or noodles and garnish with minced scallions. Increase the red pepper flakes for an extra kick!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • 1 small carrot, cut into 1-inch chunks

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons lemongrass paste

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Sauce:

  • 1 (14 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced

Directions

  1. Place pork in a medium bowl.

  2. Place oats in a mini food processor or blender and pulse until coarsely ground, 5 to 10 seconds. Sprinkle on top of pork. Rinse out processor.

  3. Combine carrot, water, fish sauce, garlic, lemongrass paste, ginger, salt, and red pepper flakes in the food processor. Blend until no large chunks remain, 10 to 15 seconds. Pour mixture over pork.

  4. Add egg to the bowl and mix ingredients until thoroughly combined. Roll meat mixture into 24 balls, roughly 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

  5. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown meatballs lightly on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer partially cooked meatballs to a bowl.

  6. Whisk coconut milk, curry paste, brown sugar, and fish sauce together in the same skillet; bring to a simmer. Return meatballs to the skillet and simmer until no longer pink inside, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and stir in lime juice. Remove from heat. Sprinkle meatballs with cilantro right before serving.

Cook's Note:

Lemongrass paste can be found in the fresh herb section of your grocery store, packaged in a tube.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
31g Fat
12g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 565mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 430mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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