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Thai Meatballs with Shrimp

Dinner, Fish & seafood, Meats, PorkTove Balle-PedersenComment

We really like thai-inspired food in our house. Mostly we have rice with the meal, but I needed a lighter meal, so I opted for a pearl barley/cabbage salad. 

The meatballs were really really tasty. They were very flavorful, a little on the spicy side, but you can control that with the amount of chili you add. If you need a new twist to your normal meatballs give these a try. 


Thai Meatballs:

  • 450 g (1 lbs) ground pork
  • 150 g (⅓ lbs) raw shrimp (peeled and deveined), grounded
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 jalapeño, minced 
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small handful cilantro leaves, chopped
  • ½ lime, the juice from
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon red curry paste
  • ½ teaspoon fish sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • pearl barley, cooked according to instructions on package 
  • green cabbage, thinly sliced 
  • cilantro
  • carrots, julienned
  • chili pepper, julienned


Mix all the ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl. Heat a skillet with some vegetable oil and panfry a small test meatball. Taste the cooked test meatball and season the meatball mixture if it according to your taste.

Form the meatball with a spoon, and panfry them, until cooked through. Mix up the salad, and serve the meatballs on the salad with some satay sauce on the side.