Sep08

Grilled Thai Style Pork and Shrimp Meatballs Recipe

Grilled Thai Style Pork and Shrimp Meatballs

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: Makes 6 servings, 3 meatballs per serving.

Grilled Thai Style Pork and Shrimp Meatballs

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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Notes

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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