Amazing Thai Chicken Meatballs

BY LUVEY

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Sometimes you need a twist to your home cooking that delights your taste buds in new and different ways.

Meatballs are wonderful because they're a comfort food and can be used in everything from pasta, to sandwiches, and creative rice dishes.

I found this wonderful recipe recently on Delicious and was excited to share. It includes an innovative mixture of veggies and spices that fuse together beautifully.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) sweet chili sauce
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, finely grated
  • 1.3 lbs chicken thighs, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs coriander root, finely chopped
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup (60ml) Thai red curry paste
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup (50g) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 oz green beans, trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 5.2 oz vermicelli noodles, to serve
  • 1 tbs peanut oil
  • 1 cup mixed soft herbs, to serve

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To make the sauce, combine chili sauce, lime juice and zest and half the ginger in a saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, combine chicken, remaining ginger, garlic, lemongrass, coriander root, lime leaves, curry paste, egg white and breadcrumbs. Blitz until coarsely chopped.
  3. Transfer to a bowl, add onion and beans and combine. Shape mixture into balls, and place onto a paper-lined tray. Cover and chill for 20 minutes or until firm.
  4. Meanwhile, cook noodles to packet instructions.
  5. Heat oil in a non-stick pan over medium-low heat. In batches, cook meatballs, turning, for 6 minutes, or until cooked through. Add chili sauce and turn to coat.
  6. Serve the meatballs and noodles with mixed herbs, lime wedges and drizzle over extra chili sauce.
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