Monday, May 12, 2014

Thai Meatball and Vegetable Stir Fry

 I love any dish that has meatballs. There is a popular Chinese dish called Lion's Head Meatballs with cabbage.  I decided that it would be fun to fuse this dish with some of my favorite Thai flavors. The dish came out perfectly and my husband kept exclaiming how delicious and healthy the dish was as he went for seconds. I am definitely making this dish again very soon because the combination of  meatballs and vegetables with the Thai flavors is a definite winner. 

1lb of ground pork
1 egg
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp grated garlic
red chili flakes to taste
black pepper and salt to taste
1 slice bread soaked in a little water to make softer and crumbled

Stir fry:
1/2 head of cabbage sliced
1/2 pound snow peas
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 can of water chestnuts drained
1 can of straw mushrooms drained
1 cup of diced tomatoes
1 bunch of spring onions (whites and greens separated)
1 Tbs of ginger/garlic paste
red chili flakes to taste
1 cup of coconut milk
1/4 cup of fish sauce
1 tsp of brown sugar


Mix meatball mixture and make desired size meatballs. Heat 1 Tbs of canola oil in wok and fry meatballs until browned and cooked through.  Remove meatballs from pan and reserve until later.

Add 1 tsp of canola oil to remaining oil in wok and stir fry cabbage for 1-2 minutes.

Then add bell peppers, snow peas, whites of spring onions, ginger, garlic and red chili flakes.  Saute for 3-4 minutes.

Then add tomatoes, water chestnuts,  mushrooms, fish sauce, sugar, coconut milk and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.

Finally add the meatballs back into the pan and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Finish off with greens from green onions.  Serve hot over rice.  Enjoy.

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  1. Very healthy n colorful dish, looks so yummy n tempting too....

  2. This looks absolutely perfect! I love stir fry. Never made it before (I am a kitchen novice :p) But will sure try it soon!

  3. Give me that whole dish, super inviting and definitely an excellent stir fry.

  4. Never had Thai meatballs before but I think I want some right now! They looks really good.

  5. As you know I love a good stir fry. I have not ever tried it with meatballs! Thank you for the idea! yum!
    Also, yes, I have had trouble with my foodbuzz inbox as well.

  6. This may be my favorite of all your meatball recipes...and then to pair it with a marvelous Thai stir fry??? YUM. Foodbuzz inbox hasn't updated in a couple days, either.

  7. I would go for seconds too ;-) light, healthy and packed with flavour. Delicious!

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  9. I can't believe I have not stumbled on your awesome blog before considering almost everything I cook involves curry!!! So happy to find your blog, thanks for sharing your recipes!

  10. sounds interesting ..wonderful presentation ..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  11. Thai stir fry?! that has meatballs! That is pure genius! Another great recipe, Ramona. :)

  12. I'm a little surprised to see meatballs without breadcrumbs but it looks like they held together with just the egg. Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!

  13. I love meatballs, and I'll definitely go for seconds and thirds with this dish!

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    1. sorry about that... it's 1/4 cup fish sauce. :)

  15. Good looking dish! This is something I have to make soon and belated congrats on Top 9!

  16. Oh wow, I am definitely trying this dish! You always have the best ideas. I would love to take this to a picnic ;) I'm thinking that it would taste amazing chilled, too so I think it'd be a perfect one dish meal! And I have to mention low-carb too, since I've been trying to cut down on the grains lately (hence, the lack of posting). I'm really in love with this, I think the only change I'd make is to use maybe soy sauce in place of fish sauce or half/half since I'm still trying to adjust to the taste of it. Can't wait to try this :)

  17. Dang girl, this looks fabulous.

  18. Anything with meatballs is a winner in my mind. This looks great and healthy with all of those extra veggies.

  19. Your stir-frys always look fabulous - and this is no exception. My boyfriend loves meatballs and stir fry so I definitely now what I'll be whipping up for him next time he wants a home-cooked meal! :D

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  21. I would go back for seconds also!

  22. Meatballs in a stir fry! Now that's creative and I love it! Great dish!

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