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Coconut Meatballs

April 20th, 2011 at 19:28

I’ll admit, I did not have particularly high hopes for this recipe. I had absolutely no plans for dinner tonight. I got home and started scrounging around the freezer for something that would thaw quickly. I settled on some ground beef. Since I made burgers last night, I wanted to do something a bit more interesting, but I didn’t have much time to work with. I found a recipe for coconut meatballs and decided to modify it a bit to please a Toddler palate. Next time I won’t bother–she only ate maybe three-quarters of one. But it turned out so yummy and satisfying that I had to share it. I apologize for only taking one picture.

Start by getting a cup of coconut milk. Take four tablespoons of it and put it in a large bowl. To the four tablespoons of coconut milk, add a pound of ground beef, two cloves of crushed garlic, a small minced onion, and an egg. Then add three or four large pinches of Kosher salt (about 3/4 to 1 teaspoon), several grinds of black pepper, a splash of fish sauce, and a heaping teaspoon of red curry paste. Blend all that together until all the ingredients are uniformly distributed.

In a skillet, heat three tablespoons of coconut oil over medium-high heat. Make meatballs that are about ping-pong to golf ball size, and put them in the pan. Cook them on one side for 5 minutes, then flip them and go for another five. If they’re still a bit undercooked, you can start to roll them around the pan a bit just to cook them all the way through. You may need to do this in two batches. Once they’re done, take them out of the pan and put them in a bowl to the side.

When all the meatballs are cooked, take what remains of the cup of coconut milk and pour it into the pan. Scrape up all the yummy browned bits until your coconut milk starts to get a rich brown gravy consistency. Lower the heat and put the meatballs back in, tossing them in the gravy until they’re heated through. Serve with the gravy on top.

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