pork meatballs
  • 750g lean minced pork
  • 1 onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teasp. garam masala
  • 6cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 tablesp. fresh coriander, chopped
  • Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 tablesp. olive oil
  • 2 tablesp. curry paste
  • 200g of tinned/fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 200ml low-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablesp. lemon juice
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Pork meatballs with Coriander & Coconut Milk

The breadcrumbs make these meatballs incredibly light. A great mid-week or party dish.

Serves 6
Cooking time: 1 Hour
To Cook

Heat the oven to Gas Mark 7, 220°C (425°F).

Put the mince, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, chilli, garam masala, half the ginger and half the coriander in a bowl.  Season with a little salt and black pepper.  Mix well then shape into small balls – approximately 4cm in diameter.  Put the meatballs in a large roasting tin and drizzle over the olive oil.  Toss gently.  Place in the oven and cook until golden, about 15 minutes.

While the meatballs are cooking make the sauce.  Heat a frying pan and add the curry paste and remaining ginger.  Cook for a minutes, stirring all the time.  Then add the tomatoes and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.  Add the coconut milk and bring to the boil.  Reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 5 minutes.

Pour the sauce over the meatballs, mix well.  Return them to the oven and cook for another 20 minutes.  Just before serving stir in the lemon juice and scatter over the remaining coriander and the almonds.  Serve with rice or steamed potatoes.

Serving Suggestions

3-4 tablespoons sliced almonds, lightly toasted

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving

Protein: 37g 

Carbohydrates: 63g 

Fat: 24g 

Iron: 1.84mg 

Energy: 616kcal 

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