Thai sesame meatball noodle salad

Thai sesame meatball noodle salad via www.clairekcreations.com

Thai sesame meatball noodle salad via www.clairekcreations.com

When we first started meeting at people’s houses for Mother’s group, we would all bring food and there was always way too much. Then we decided to alternate between boy mums and girl mums each week which worked well although some weeks we’d end up with all sweets for lunch (left on a sugar high that day!).

As people started returning to work and our weekly catchup numbers dwindled we kind of fell into everyone just bringing something random again.

Some weeks I’ll take a salad, some a cake, it totally depends on my mood. Somehow we seem to balance each other out but never so much as when I brought an Asian-like salad and another girl brought these delicious Thai sesame meatballs.

Thai sesame meatball noodle salad via www.clairekcreations.com

It was a match made in heaven and even my meatball-hating son ate one. I stashed the recipe away and then forgot about it (mostly because I never have pork mince on hand) but a few weeks later we were entertaining and I remembered them.

They took no time at all to whip up but instead of cooking them in a pan I baked them in the oven.

Thai sesame meatball noodle salad via www.clairekcreations.com

I don’t know what it is about me and meatballs but whenever I try to cook them on the stove I always end up with something burnt on the outside and barely cooked through. You just have to be super careful not to dry them out in the oven and keep an eye on them to make sure they come out just at the right time.

Thai sesame meatball noodle salad via www.clairekcreations.com

They make perfect party food served with a sweet chili dipping sauce but I also think they make a great meal served as the meat in a stir-fry noodle dish like this. I just tossed some noodles, cooked veges and soy and sesame oil together and voila. Enjoy!

Thai sesame meatball noodle salad via www.clairekcreations.com

 

Thai sesame meatball noodle salad
 
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Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 250g (0.5lb) pork mince
  • 250g (0.5lb) beef mince
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 green shallots, thinly sliced (I forgot to get these so used chopped chives instead)
  • 4 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ cup (or more) sesame seeds for rolling
Instructions
  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 180C fan-forced.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well (I just threw it all in the Thermomix and whizzed it on speed 5 for a few seconds).
  3. Pour the sesame seeds into a shallow bowl.
  4. Using about a heaped teaspoon of mixture at a time, roll it into balls then roll each one in sesame seeds and place on the lined baking tray.
  5. Cook the meatballs for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. I served mine over hokkein noodles cooked with some chopped veges and tossed with sesame oil and soy sauce but they can be served as party meatballs with a sweet chili dipping sauce.

13 Comments

  • Gemma

    Reply Reply February 15, 2016

    Love this post Claire! I must put these on the weekly menu again!!

    • Claire

      Reply Reply February 15, 2016

      Yes me too Gemma! Thanks for the recipe!

  • When I saw them I thought they’d be perfect with a bamboo pick in them with some dipping sauce. I love adding them to the noodle salad too. Yummo.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply May 31, 2015

      Oh yes Maureen the fancy ones with the twisty ends!

  • Elizabeth

    Reply Reply May 30, 2015

    They look really yummy with all those asian flavours… Oh and I love the bowl… I think I saw them at Wheel and Barrow the other day and I nearly bought one… but decided on another cake plate instead! LOL Liz xx

    • Claire

      Reply Reply May 31, 2015

      Good spotting Liz yes it is from Wheel and Barrow from my sis for Christmas. I love it! x

  • Gourmet Getaways

    Reply Reply May 30, 2015

    This looks so delicious!
    Love the sesame!! YUM
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

    • Claire

      Reply Reply May 31, 2015

      It makes them look a bit special doesn’t it? Thanks Julie!

  • phew 8.8 lbs? that’s a lot of meat! just kidding. 250g – i get it:)

    • Claire

      Reply Reply May 31, 2015

      Oh dear Sherry that’s not quite right is it?!

  • What a great recipe Claire as this would be perfect at my next themed dinner party! Pinned and shared!

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