Sunday, November 30, 2014

Chicken balls with ginger and Vietnamese mint

These gingery chicken balls with the added flavours of Vietnamese mint and lemongrass are easy to make and delicious!

700 gr minced chicken
2 cloves garlic
4 tsp minced ginger
Handful Vietnamese mint
1 tsp lemongrass paste
1/2 tsp Sambal Oelek
Dry fine bread crumbs
Olive oil
250 gr ready made tomato sauce
Steamed rice or noodles
Shaved Parmesan


Crush garlic and ginger
Chop Vietnamese mint roughly
Add chicken, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, Sambal Oelek and Vietnamese mint to a bowl
Combine ingredients thoroughly with hands
Using a heaped soup spoon of mixture form meatballs
Coat lightly in bread crumbs
Place tomato sauce in large pan to heat 
Heat olive oil in pan on stove top
Add the meatballs in batches and quickly seal on both sides
Add sealed meatballs to the tomato sauce
Simmer on the top of the stove for 20-30 minutes
Serve on a bed of rice or rice noodles
Top with shaved Parmesan


Anonymous said...

These look fairly easy to make yet tasty with the help of ginger and mint.

Polyxena said...

Yes, they are very tasty. I hope you enjoy them.


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