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Grilled Thai Style Pork and Shrimp Meatballs Recipe

Grilled Thai Style Pork and Shrimp Meatballs Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: Makes 6 servings, 3 meatballs per serving.

Grilled Thai Style Pork and Shrimp Meatballs Recipe

A tasty twist on a classic recipe for pork and shrimp meatballs. This version is enhanced with the flavors of Thailand -ginger, lemon grass, fish sauce, soy, and cilantro.


1 tablespoon lemon grass roughly chopped

2 tablespoons ginger root roughly chopped

3 cloves garlic roughly chopped

6 scallions white and green roughly chopped

1/2 cup cilantro

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon soy

2 tablespoons fresh lime

1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined

1 pound ground pork


  1. In the bowl of a food processor add all the ingredients except the shrimp and pork.
  2. Pulse the processor 4 or 5 times to chop all the seasoning together.
  3. Add the shrimp and pulse again the finely chop the shrimp. (Some chunks are fine.)
  4. Scrape into a mixing bowl add the ground pork and mix together thoroughly.
  5. Make 18 meatballs using 1/4-cup scoop or measuring cup and pat into round shape
  6. with wet hands.
  7. Place in the meatball grill basket or on a hot grill pan and grill for 5-6 minutes per side until well browned.


Pre-heat grill 15 minutes before starting.

The trick to this recipe is to use a meatball grilling basket (it will help grill the meatballs in a snap) and a food processor.


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