Recent Recipes

Red Curry with Meatballs


Category : , ,

It's another meatball curry!
I ❤ meatballs.
I ❤ curry.
I found another recipe to combine the two, and this time it has a Thai twist.

So simple to make, so tasty. I amazed myself with how delicious these were.
It just proves, you don't need to have pasta in a napoli sauce to enjoy a good, old fashioned ball of meat!

Red Curry with Meatballs

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
2-3 tablspoons Thai red curry paste
400ml can coconut milk
1 long red and 1 long green chilli, seeds removed, thinly sliced, plus extra to serve
3 spring onions, thinly sliced, plus extra to serve
1 lemongrass stem (pale part only), finely chopped
Juice f 2 limes, plus wedges to serve
1/2 cup (60g) almond meal
Steamed rice, to serve

500g lean beef mince
2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 long red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped
1 lemongrass stem (pale part only), finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander, plus extra to serve
2 tablespoons finely grated ginger
Grated zest and juice of 1 lime
1 free-range egg, lightly beaten

1. For the meatballs, place all ingredients in a large bowl, season, then use your hands to mix together until will combined. With slightly wet hands, form into about 20 walnut size balls. Chill for 15 minutes.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large, deep frypan over medium heat. Cook the meatballs, in 2 batches, for 10-12 minutes until browned and cooked through. Remove. Set aside.

3. Wide the pan clean, then heat remaining oil over medium-low heat. Add capsicum and cook for 2-3 minutes until softened, then add curry paste and stir for a further minute until fragrant.

4. Stir in coconut milk, chilli, spring onion, lemongrass, lime juice and almond meal. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until slightly reduced and thickened.

5. Return meatballs to curry sauce, stirring gently to coat, then place over a low heat for 1-2 minutes to heat through.

6. Scatter curry with corriander, chilli and spring onion. Serve with rice and lime.

Serves 4.

Voila! Bon Appétit!


Yeah, who says only the Mediterraneans can enjoy a nice ball o' meat?? We'll show them!

Great recipe, bet it would be nice with pork too, do you think?

yum! I love meatballs. Whenever I see it on the menu, I freak.

On monday I ditched work to solve my craving and traveled to Tom Phat on sydney rd for thier Mandalay Meatballs- only to find that they were shut!!!! LOL

I love meatballs and I love curry too!! Why didn't I think of combining them? hahaha! Thanks for sharing!!! Fantastic dish!

ooh yum! who would have thought to put meatballs in a curry! but no reason why it wouldnt work!

Yay, you're back! Hope you had an awesome trip!

What a great idea to combine meatballs and curry!

P.S. What's with the 3 soya sauce bottles in the background?! :P

Hi Conor - I hear ya! I'm sure it would be fabulous with pork or chicken! nom nom

Hi Adrian - Oh me too!!

Hi Ellie - Yay! I'm glad I'm not the only one =)

Hi imasugarjunkie - It's a genius idea!!

Hi Rilsta - Ha! I only notice the 3 bottles when editing, and I thought "oh someone is bound to comment on that"!!
I had a pretty good trip! Glad to be home though :)

Your recipe seems to be packed with flavors! Thanks for sharing :)

Hi Karine - Sure is! No worries =)

All images and text is property of Iron Chef Shellie. These reviews are based on my opinions and experiences.
Permission must be granted before using any images or text from this website.

Feel free to contact me:
ironchefshellie [at] gmail [dot] com