Pork & Lemongrass Meatballs in Thai Red Curry Sauce

February 02, 2020

Serving presentation pork and lemongrass meatballs in Thai red curry sauce from my Thai curry

 Meatballs are everywhere! They seem to exist in almost every cuisine, simple to make and invariably taking on the flavours of the region they are a great guide to a nation's food. I then started wondering why I had never seen any meatballs that claim to be particularly British. Turns out there was such a dish but as it was largely comprised of offal it fell out of favour, that and a rather unfortunate name that editor/censor daughter (see here) insisted does not appear here, means you have to do your own research into British meatballs!
These pork and lemongrass meatballs provide a wonderful contrast to the red curry sauce. Really easy to make and as a red curry is one of the milder curries this can be enjoyed by the whole family. A big pot of them also goes down well at summer barbecues, assuming summer arrives:-)

Ingredients for pork and lemongrass meatballs in Thai red curry sauce from mythaicurry.com
Ingredients.
This should make about 30 medium-sized meatballs.
• 1 packet My Thai Curry red curry paste
• 1 can coconut milk 
• 500 g pork mince
• ½ medium size white onion
• 2 cloves of garlic
• 20 g of coriander (cilantro US)
• 20g lemongrass
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 2 teaspoons sugar
• 1/3  teaspoon white pepper
• 1 teaspoon cornflour
• 1 tablespoon fish sauce*
• Kaffir lime leaves and mild chillies or peppers for garnish
As always with Thai recipes it is super important make sure to use the correct Coconut Milk .
Roughly chop the onion and lemongrass, coriander and garlic and place in a mini food processor or similar with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Blend to a smooth paste.

Chopped ingredients for pork and lemongrass meatballsPut the mince in a mixing bowl and add the lemongrass paste, sugar, pepper, and cornflour. Add the Thai fish sauce according to taste, 1 tablespoon will be ample, and this provides both salt and the essential Thai flavour to the meatballs. (* Don't be tempted to leave it out because you don't like fish sauce, used correctly you won't even know it's there but it heightens the taste of the other ingredients.)

Mix paste together with the pork and add the seasoningKnead everything together by hand or using a fork or whatever. Don't use a blender or processor as you will lose the texture. I find an easy way to make the meatballs is to put some of the mixture in a spoon to form the meatball.

Use a spoon to roll the mixture to form meatballsCook the meatballs in a little oil in a pan over a medium heat for around 3 minutes then turn and cook for another 3 minutes until they have browned a little as in the picture. Remove the meatballs and put aside.

Fry meatballs until browned and then set aside
Put the red curry paste and the coconut milk in a pan and bring to a simmer. 

Heat curry paste and coconut milk together in pan

Put the meatballs into the paste and cook through gently for around 10 minutes. You can then add some strips of pepper etc to the pan.

Cook through the meatballs in the sauce and add peppers or any remaining ingredientsServe with some thinly sliced lemongrass and some finely cut kaffir lime leaf, see here for details. As with any Thai curry a wedge of lime to cut the sweetness of the coconut milk is a good idea!

Serving presentation 2 for pork and lemongrass meatballs in Thai red curry sauce from mythaicurry.com
Enjoy!




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Recipe Blog

Chicken Khao Soi or Chiang Mai Curried Noodles
Chicken Khao Soi

July 01, 2022

I firmly believe that Khao Soi should be ranked as one of the world's great dishes. You can call it a curry or you can call it a noodle soup and it is both of those with more on top, literally on top! A broth of aromatic curry paste and orange-tinged coconut milk with tender chicken falling apart for you, boiled noodles lurking underneath and becoming coated with fragrant oil as they break the surface. Crispy noodles on top you can manipulate and dunk into the sauce,

Continue Reading

Massaman roast chicken
Massaman roast chicken

January 07, 2022 3 Comments

This is a totally delicious way to serve roast chicken as well as being very simple to prepare. Cooking a whole chicken this way is practised in various forms throughout Asia, sometimes pot roasted, sometimes over hot coals and with many different curry pastes. Often cooked in the home, rather than restaurants, which is probably the reason why many Westerners are not familiar with the dish. Well, now is the time to change that and I promise you that you won't regret it!

Continue Reading

Mixed seafood in Thai green curry paste with black rice
Mixed seafood in Thai green curry paste with black rice

December 07, 2021

This is a dish that is incredibly easy and quick to prepare. If you have a bag of frozen seafood in the freezer and the whole dish can come together in the time it takes to cook the rice. Talking of rice, I find myself increasingly turning to black rice

Continue Reading

★ Judge.me Reviews

Let customers speak for us

2120 reviews
97%
(2061)
2%
(46)
0%
(6)
0%
(1)
0%
(6)
A
Thai Green Curry Paste
Alison Macqueen (Heathfield, GB)
Thai green curry paste

Absolutely delicious! Perfect amount of spice..order these pastes frequently as so good and recommend to friends

Chiang Mai curry

Let’s just start with how wonderful the flavour of this curry is! If you want perfect comfort food, look no further! I would say that this flavour pairs itself better with lamb, they really do compliment each other. The added ginger is always perfect with lamb, not enough recipes out there with these two together. As I said perfect comfort food all year round❤️

N
Panang Thai Curry Paste
Natalie Wardle (Alfreton, GB)
Panang curry … delicious !

Tastes great, good flavour, authentic.
Will buy again and again.

Still Excellent!

This is the second time I’ve been asked to review Crying Tiger sauce but I’m perfectly happy to do so. I use it to make larb and I love it!

N
Thai Green Curry Paste
Nicola Mantle (Harrogate, GB)
Medium Thai Green Curry

I bought this for my other half, who loves the flavour of Thai green curry but often finds it too spicy. He found this to be fragrant and delicious without being too hot - a definite hit!

Judge.me Verified Reviews Badge
2109
Verified Reviews