Chicken And Pork Meatballs

Making these chicken and pork meatballs was an absolute kinch. The hard work came in getting all the condiments together. I started off by making Japanese mayonnaise for the deeply roasted sesame sauce. And then I made the walnut chilli crisp, which I have called onion chilli relish. We have plenty of this left over and it keeps really well.

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I have a UK Sim Card which I have kept active since we went to the UK in 2008. International roaming as a South African is extremely expensive, and this was then the best way for us to stay in touch. Now, Wi-Fi is freely available in many places, and there are eSIMs. But I still need a UK number for my Boots Pharmacy shopping. I also use it in Europe if I need to make an actual phone call. Part of the conditions of the package I have is that the card is used in the UK. This was easy when we were travelling there regularly. But now we have no plans to go back in the foreseeable future. So I asked a friend if I could do him a favour by putting data onto the SIM card for him to use while he was in the UK.

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This should have worked perfectly but for some reason it did not. The £8 data was not used and the SIM was not ‘seen’ in the UK. It was however used here, at a hefty roaming rate. But as I had asked him to do me a favour, I could not make a fuss about this. The SIM card was also damaged when I got it back which I only found out when I tried to log in to my Boots account. Had I not done so, we would have gone to The Netherlands without a working SIM. Luckily, the company I use will send free SIMs anywhere in the world. And doing a SIM swap is easy. I did that before we left so I would have the use of the phone if necessary.

Chicken And Pork Meatballs With Roasted Sesame Sauce And Onion Chilli Relish


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Chicken And Pork Meatballs

These make for a great snack platter over the festive season
Recipe Category: Meat, Snacks
Makes enough for: 12 meatballs
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Onwards, page 78


  • 300 g minced chicken *
  • 200 g minced pork **
  • 30 g fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 11.25 mls sesame oil
  • 7.5 mls fish sauce
  • 5 mls white pepper
  • 1 spring onion, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 0.625 mls Chinese 5 spice powder
  • canola oil for shaping

to serve:


  • Preheat the oven to the grill plus fan setting ***
  • Place the minced chicken, minced pork ginger, sesame oil, fish sauce, white pepper, spring onion and 5 spice powder into a large bowl and mix together
  • Lightly oil your hands with canola oil and shape the meat into 12 45g balls
  • Place onto a lined baking tray and place into the oven on the top shelf to cook for 16 minutes, turning them over half way through the cooking time
  • Remove from the oven and place the meatballs onto a serving platter then pour the sesame sauce over the meatballs
  • Add the onion chilli relish, sprinkle the sesame seeds and chives over the top and serve straight away


* I minced skinless chicken fillets using my KitchenAid meat grinder, but many places sell minced chicken, or use chicken sausage meat.
** you can use pork sausage or banger meat if you cannot get pork mince. Or mince pork chops with the fat.
*** If you are wary of using your grill feature, or don't have a fan, you can bake these at to 200° Celsius

We are away doing as little as possible! I have no access to the internet which is what holidays should be about.

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9 thoughts on “Chicken And Pork Meatballs

  1. that’s amazing tandy making your own kewpie mayo. I buy big bottles of it but never thought to make it myself. I do love a meatball; I like to make turkey or chicken or beef. I don’t actually make them very often; only a few times a year but we do enjoy them. Hope you’re having a great break.

  2. These meatballs look absolutely fabulous Tandy! I love how you added sesame seeds to them and the green bits on onion on top. I always think that splash of green make food look so appetizing =) Yum.

  3. Love meatballs, love your ingredients – shall try at the first available opportunity. Hope your time ‘off’ goes exactly according tto plan . . . best . . .

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