Grilled Thai Style Pork and Shrimp Meatballs Recipe

September 08, 2013

Grilled Thai Style Pork and Shrimp Meatballs Recipe


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 6 servings, 3 meatballs per serving.


  • 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.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.


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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