Pork Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

Thai is one of my favourite Asian cuisines.  Believe it or not, there were no Thai restaurants in Milan, at least up until 6 years ago!  Some Chinese restaurants would serve some Thai dishes, but they obviously did not have a lot of variety.  That’s why, the moment I saw it, I bought this little book about Thai cuisine that I have almost learnt by heart!  The recipe I want to share with you today is very easy and it is family approved, which means that even my 2 little ones like it.  You can serve these meatballs as a main dish or as an appetiser (better if made slightly smaller than regular meatballs) and are great for a buffet.  You can also make the peanut sauce to go with them in a matter of minutes.  I am not saying this is an original recipe, but it tastes great and I am all for delicious recipes that are very fast to make and please my fussy eaters! 😉  I make them with pork mince, but I am sure these would also work with chicken, beef or veal mince!  Enjoy!

Pork Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

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Recipe type: Main or Appetiser
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 4
  • 500 gms pork mince
  • 1 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • ⅛ cup fish sauce
Peanut sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ⅛ cup fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 red chilly, dried and chopped
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  1. To make the pork meatballs, put the minced meat, garlic paste, chopped coriander and fish sauce in a big bowl.
  2. Knead well and make balls the size of a walnut. Keep them aside.
  3. In the meantime, prepare the peanut sauce.
  4. Put the vegetable oil, garlic and ginger pastes and the chopped chilly in a small pot and sauté for a minute.
  5. Add the peanut butter, fish sauce, brown sugar and coconut cream. Mix well and cook on a low flame for a few minutes, or until it thickens.
  6. Add the remaining chopped coriander, mix and put the fire off.
  7. Fry the meatballs in hot vegetable oil for a few minutes. When cooked through, put them on a plate covered with kitchen paper to drain the excess oil.
  8. Serve them warm with the peanut sauce on the side.

Pork Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

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  1. says

    It might not be original but it’s great to be reminded of some good classic meals every now and then. When I lived in Torino, there were no ethnic restaurants at all. I guess even Italy is starting to realize that some other cuisines are worth looking at. I love Thai food.

  2. says

    Now there are a quite a few Thai restaurants (a couple I think have existed for about a decade because I remember going there before having my first child), and a handful are actually very good. But it is still a sort of niche cuisine, not something you go out and stuff yourself with at the local hangout. Thai is one of my favorite cuisines.


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