Thai turkey meatballs

Thai turkey meatballs

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These absolutely yummy meatballs are easy to make and delicious to eat. Serve as a starter or as part of a Thai buffet.

Preparation time:  15 minutes

Cooking time:  10 minutes

Serves: 4 to 6


...for the meatballs

450g minced RSPCA Assured turkey
1tbsp chopped garlic
1 finely chopped lemon grass stalk
4 chopped onions
1 tbsp chopped coriander
2 tbsp red curry paste
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 RSPCA Assured egg
2 tbsp sunflower oil

...for the cucumber relish

4 tbsp rice vinegar
4 tbsp water
50g sugar
1 clove garlic, finely sliced
4 shallots, finely sliced
1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
watercress for garnish


For the meatballs, simply combine all the meatball ingredients apart for the sunflower oil.  Season and mould into small balls.  These can be chilled until ready to be cooked.

Lay the balls on a lightly greased baking tray. Cook under a preheated grill for 6-7 minutes. Brushing with a little oil as they brown.

For the cucumber relish, bring the vinegar, water and sugar to boil over a moderate heat. Stir until sugar dissolves, remove from the heat and cool.

Add the garlic, cucumber, shallots and ginger.

Serve the meatballs on a bed of watercress drizzled with a little dressing.

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