To mark national Meatball Day – celebrated on Tuesday, March 9 we sharing a few delicious meatball recipes.
In South Africa, the meatball is better known as a frikkadel and is usually prepared with beef mince, onion, bread, eggs and spices and then deep-fried or baked.
Asian Chicken Meatballs with an Asian Dipping Sauce
500g chicken fillets
2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
3g of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
3 tbsp of fresh coriander, chopped
1-2 red or green chillis, deseeded
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and combine until you get a fairly smooth consistency. Scoop up a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into balls, dust in flour and shallow fry for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
Asian dipping sauce
4 tbs soya sauce
1 tbs lime juice
1 tbs brown sugar or palm sugar
½ tbs sesame oil
Freshly chopped coriander
Whisk all the ingredients well and serve with the Asian chicken meatballs.