Solo: Asian-Style Meatballs

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Solo: Asian-Style Meatballs

Pork meatballs infused with lime, garlic & ginger & served with a fresh cucumber salad & rice noodles.

Ingredients to serve 1

  • ¼ x cucumber – trim ends & dice
  • 1½ x spring onions – slice thinly at an angle
  • 1½ tbsp x rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tsp x soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp x sriracha
  • 1 tsp x sesame oil
  • ½ sachet x honey
  • 125g x pork mince
  • 5g x fresh coriander – chop leaves roughly
  • ¼ x chilli (optional) – deseed & chop finely
  • 10g x ginger – peel & chop finely
  • ½ clove x garlic – peel, grate finely & chop
  • ¼ x lime – zest & juice
  • ¼ tsp x fish sauce
  • 15g x bean sprouts
  • ½ nest x rice noodles
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)


Step 1

Preparation: Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.

Step 2

Lime: Using the fine side of a box grater, grate the peel of the lime to create zest. Then cut in half and juice.

Step 3

Spring onions: Chop HALF the spring onion slices finely and leave the REST as is.

Step 4

Dipping sauce: Mix together the rice wine vinegar, some of the soy sauce, sriracha, sesame oil and honey.

Step 5

Meatballs: In a bowl, mix together the pork mince, HALF the coriander, CHOPPED spring onions, chilli (if you like a bit of spice), ginger, garlic, lime zest and juice, the REST soy sauce (½ tsp for 1) and fish sauce. Season with salt and pepper and shape the mixture into meatballs (3-4). Set aside.

Step 6

Cucumber salad: Mix together the cucumber, bean sprouts and the REST of the fresh coriander leaves.

Step 7

Rice noodles: Boil the kettle. Place the noodles in a bowl, cover with the boiling water and soak for 1 minute until cooked, but with a slight bite. Drain and mix through HALF the sauce.

Step 8

Meatballs: Add a drizzle of olive oil to a pan on medium-high heat. When hot, add the meatballs and cook for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned and cooked through. Move them around in the pan to make sure they brown evenly.

Step 9

Serve the meatballs with the noodles and cucumber salad on the side. Drizzle over the REST of the sauce.

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