Vietnamese grilled pork meatballs

Vietnamese grilled pork meatballs

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One Dish. Two Ways.
Serves
4
Photographer
Mark Roper

Kids can eat these meatballs straight from the skewer. Adults can slide them off and wrap them in lettuce leaves, along with slivers of cucumber, shredded carrots and fresh herbs. Serve them with a tangy nuoc cham dipping sauce.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
1 large garlic clove, crushed
500g minced pork
peanut or vegetable oil, for brushing
rice, steamed, to serve
8 bamboo skewers, soaked for 30 minutes

Ingredients for adults

Quantity Ingredient
4 iceberg lettuce leaves
1/2 telegraph cucumber, halved lengthways and sliced on the diagonal
1 carrot, shredded
1 spring onion, sliced
small handful coriander leaves
small handful vietnamese mint

Nuoc cham dipping sauce

Quantity Ingredient
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1-2 birdseye chillies, finely chopped
1 small garlic clove, crushed

Method

  1. Combine the fish sauce, soy sauce and garlic in a bowl. Add the minced pork and mix with your hands. Form the mixture into 28 balls, each about 2 cm in diameter. Thread the meatballs onto eight pre-soaked skewers – 3 meatballs per skewer for the kids and 4 meatballs per skewer for the adults. Refrigerate the skewers for 30 minutes to let them firm up.
  2. Heat a barbecue grill or a frying pan to a medium–high heat.
  3. Brush the meatballs with a little oil and cook them, turning frequently, for 6–8 minutes, or until browned on all sides and cooked through.

Dish one

  • Serve the meatball sticks with plain rice for the kids.

Dish two

  • To make the nuoc cham sauce, combine the ingredients with 1½ tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Serve the meatballs with the iceberg lettuce cups, cucumber, carrot, spring onion, coriander and mint, and the dipping sauce.
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