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Recipe For Thai Inspired Lamb Meatballs

I have been asked for a meatball recipe by Shazzie and I could have sent her to look here at the pasta and meatball recipe, or here for my kefta tagine recipe, but instead I decided to do a whole new recipe for her. Here is my recipe for Thai Inspired Lamb Meatballs.

Thai Inspired Lamb Meatballs
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Thai Inspired Lamb Meatballs


  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 15 mls oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 5 mls sambal oelek
  • 5 mls crushed ginger
  • 5 mls soy sauce
  • 1 handful fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • flour for shaping
  • 15 mls peanut oil
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 1 stalk lemongrass crushed


  • heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion over a gentle heat until cooked
  • set aside to cool
  • once cool add the onions, sambal oelek, ginger, soy sauce, coriander and the egg to the mince
  • mix well
  • flour your hands and shape into balls
  • set aside the meatballs in the fridge to firm up for at least half an hour
  • heat the peanut oil in the pan you cooked the onions in and seal the meatballs
  • add the coconut milk and lemongrass and poach them for 10 - 15 minutes, depending on their size


I served mine with potato wedges

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I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place overseas to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures!

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