Hot and sour meatballs
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Posted by Mrs Kusum Ariyasena on May 01, 19100 at 12:30:28

Ingredients (serves 10 approx):

225g (8oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
650g (23oz) minced lean pork
5 cloves garlic, peeled
5-6 cm (about 2in) piece fresh ginger root, peeled
4-6 kaffir lime leaves (use the peel of half a lime), chopped very finely
Juice of 1 lemon
6 tsp sour shrimp paste
2 rounded tbsp coconut milk powder
A little oil to cook
A handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped


Chop chicken very finely by hand or in food processor and mix into pork with
wooden spoon. Chop ginger and garlic together finely. Heat lemon juice in a
pan and stir in shrimp paste until smooth. Stir into meat mixture with garlic,
ginger and kaffir lime leaves. Salt lightly and work in coconut milk powder
until mixed evenly. Roll mixure into balls the size of large marbles, place
close together (not touching)in lightly oiled roasting pan and cook for 20-25
minutes at 180c/350f/gas 4. Using slotted spoon, transfer to container and
sprinkle over coriander leaves.

These are equally good hot or cold; wrapped in lenty of newspaper they will
keep warm for at least an hour. If required, freeze when raw.
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