Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thai Curry Meatballs

Thai cuisine is one of my favorite foods to eat! I love the layers of flavor, the aroma and the combination of sweet and spicy.

Give me a bowl of veggies in a Panang curry sauce and I am in heaven! Well.... maybe add a Thai Basil, an amazing Shrimp Pad Thai and a spring roll and then I'll happily sit at the table with good friends all night. Truly what could be better than good friends and a fantastic meal?

Unfortunately during the week few of us have the time or the energy to sit at a leisurely dinner with friends, but you can still have an amazing Thai dinner with a little prep and time.

Thai Curry Meatballs
serves 3-4
1 lb. ground turkey
1 lemon grass stalk (white part only)
2 tbsp. cilantro
1 red Chile pepper
salt and pepper
1 egg
1 red pepper
1 green Chile
1 lemon grass stalk ( white part only)
2 green onions
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 TBSP. red curry paste
1 can coconut milk
1 lime
Crushed salt peanuts
quartered limes
Meatballs: Finely chop lemon grass, cilantro, red chile. Add to ground turkey and combine. Roll into 15 meatballs and set aside. Heat large saute pan with 2 tbsp. olive oil, add meatballs in two batches. Saute each side until brown. Cook 10 minutes until thoroughly cooked. Continue with second batch. Set aside. Wipe out pan.
Sauce: Finely slice peppers, green chile, green onion and lemon grass. Saute in olive oil until soft. Add brown sugar and curry paste, stir until fragrant. Slowly add coconut milk and juice of 1 lime and mix to incorporate all ingredients.
Add meatballs and heat through.
Serve with Jasmine or Calrose rice, garnish with crushed peanuts and cilantro.


Sippity Sup said...

I have made something similar to this as a on the stick appetizer at a cocktail party. But you take this so much further with a depth of flavor that makes me smile. GREG

Chris said...

Wow. Amazing shot.

The recipe sounds excellent too, but the styling and photography just blow me away. Your posts inspire me to get better at Foodtography!

Chef E said...

Oh yeah, I am feeling a bit 'curry' right now...I know what we are having for dinner tomorrow!

Chris is right about the shot, and I am building a bigger light box this weekend, mine is dingy and too darn little!

bonnie said...

Great shot, lovely colors.. Love curry.


Angie's Recipes said...

Just had some curry chicken for lunch...this looks so beautiful and tempting.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

These look absolutely delicious! I see these in my future.

Anonymous said...

We also love Thai food and would absolutely love these delicious meatballs! Such amazing flavors!

Barbara said...

I made a curried corn coconut soup yesterday. We must all be on a similar wave length!
Your meatballs look many flavors going on.

Tangled Noodle said...

I love Thai food but my husband absolutely adores it! I haven't managed to make a version of Panang curry that's close to what we can get at a restaurant but I'm inspired to try with this recipe.

blessedmama said...

Hi, Sarah! Thanks for the great comment back at my place. I hadn't looked at commments in a few days, so I just saw it today. That was very kind.

Sagacious said...

Love the sound of the meatballs, sound perfectly tasty although I suspect I'd be popping them in my mouth as fast as I make them


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OysterCulture said...

What an absolutely delicious sounding recipe, I cannot wait to give it a try. Love all the combination of ingredients.