Spicy Pork Meatballs with Coriander and Carrot Salad

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This tasty recipe is ready to eat in just thirty minutes, so it is the perfect weeknight dinner.


1 tsp fish sauce

2tsp fresh ginger, finely grated

2tsp extra virgin olive oil

4 thinly sliced radishes

3tsp sambal oelek

500g lean pork mince

100g baby spinach leaves

1tbsp lime juice

1 Lebanese cucumber and 2 carrots cut into ribbons

1tsp brown sugar

2tbsp chopped fresh coriander plus another ½ cup of whole leaves

260g cooked quinoa for serving


1. Mix the pork, sambal oelek, chopped coriander and the fish sauce together in a bowl. With clean hands, roll tablespoons of the mixture into 24 balls and place on a lined plate.
2. In a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat, heat 1 teaspoon of oil and cook the meatballs in batches for 5 to 6 minutes until thoroughly cooked through and golden.
3. Mix together the radish, extra coriander leaves, spinach, cucumber and carrot in a large bowl. Place the remaining sambal oelek, lime juice, oil and sugar in a bowl, stirring well until sugar dissolves.
4. Serve meatballs with steamed quinoa and the carrot salad and drizzle over the dressing.

Serves 4

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