Asian pork meatballs – delicious served with rice and they’re also really yummy with some stir-fried veggies and noodles (or on skewers as party food).

Asian pork meatballs

What we eat around here is influenced by a few factors.

Primarily it’s health.

Health for me doesn’t mean diet food or leaves and or fad stuff.

Health means eating real food.

That’s it – real food or in Instagram talk #jerf (just eat real food).

We’re pretty budget conscious but also wherever possible I try to buy organic or pesticide/hormone/antibiotic free.

I also do my best to support the little guys like our local farmers.

Try out this low-calorie beef and vegetable meatloaf.

It’s often a big internal struggle between budget and local and meeting my nasty-free criteria but often all these criteria can be met by buying locally or direct from the farmers.

I love our Sunday morning tradition of visiting our local Noosa Farmers Markets.

We’re on a first-name basis with lots of the stall holders and these days it’s nice to shop somewhere that seems ‘normal.’

Having the kids involved in the food shopping & teaching them about the food & where it comes from is a big priority around here.

Asian pork meatballs

The kids also love that the stallholders usually give them freebies (which usually leads to me buying more of the thing – well played stallholder, well played).

Asian pork meatballs via www.clairekcreations.com

I had to start giving them their own budget so I don’t go broke.

Asian pork meatballs via www.clairekcreations.com

I based these roughly on my gyoza recipe and they were delicious.

Really really tasty – enough to hold their own as cocktail food with a dipping sauce.

I served them with rice and a pretty poor excuse for a salad but they’d also be really yummy with some stir-fried veggies and noodles.

Asian pork meatballs

They freeze well too so you could make up a big batch and portion them out.

Freeze them cooked for a super-quick meal. Enjoy!

Asian pork meatballs via www.clairekcreations.com

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Asian pork meatballs

Asian pork meatballs

Yield: 20 balls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 400g (14oz)lean pork mince
  • 2 shallots, very finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3cm piece ginger, peeled, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

Sauce

  • ¼ cup White Vinegar
  • Pinch of raw sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C fan-forced and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Combine all the ingredients and using a teaspoon of mixture at a time, roll into balls and place on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved. It can be stored in a jar in the fridge.
  5. Serve the meatballs with rice, Asian veggies and sauce.

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