Meatball Snacks Recipe

Meatball Snacks

The meatball snack food stalls in Thailand are to many Thai people what hot dog vendors in the U.S. are to Americans. Meatballs are one of our most popular and easily found street food snacks. As with hot dogs, it is not likely that you will find someone selling their own homemade meatballs. With this recipe you can enjoy the delicious and very authentic flavor of Thai meatballs wherever you are. They are quite easy to prepare with your choice of ground pork, chicken, or beef, and we serve them up with two of our popular dipping sauces.

Yield: About 50 meatballs
Prep time: 20 Minutes
Cooking time: 5 Minutes
Ready in: Less than 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

For the Pork Meatball

  • 1 pound Chopped Pork
    (pork, chicken, or beef)
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Spearmint
    (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander / Cilantro Leaves
    (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon Green onion
    (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon grass
    (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic
    (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Tapioca Starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground White Pepper
    (finely ground white pepper)

For the Spicy Mint & Cilantro Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Spearmint
    (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander / Cilantro Leaves
    (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon Green onion
    (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh Lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground dry Thai Chili
    (mild red chili flakes with seeds)
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar

For the Sweet Sesame Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh Lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Sesame Seeds


Basic Directions:

1) Prepare a sauce by heating fish sauce and sugar until blended. Add the sauce to the ground meat, with chopped cilantro, lemongrass, mint, garlic, green onion, white pepper, and tapioca flour. Let stand for 15 minutes.

2) Prepare the Spicy Mint & Cilantro Sauce by combining chopped cilantro, mint, and green onion with soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, chili flakes, and sugar.

3) Prepare the Sweet Sesame Sauce by combining lime juice with Thai sweet chili sauce, sesame oil, and white sesame seeds.

4) Roll 1 teaspoon of the meat mixture each into little balls. Place them in a steamer and cook on high for 5 minutes. Serve warm with the two sauces.

For more detailed information and a free video lesson, visit this web page: ThaiCookbook.tv/?rid=113