Spicy prawn and pork meatballs with rujak sauce

Spicy prawn and pork meatballs with rujak sauce

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the meatballs

225g prawns, peeled, deveined
4 green onions, diced
1 (5cm) finger fresh ginger, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1-2 serrano peppers, seeded, chopped
450g pork mince
1 egg
3 tbsps tamari sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 lime, zested, juiced
3 tbsps groundnut oil

For the sauce

1 mango, peeled, flesh chopped
1 star fruit, chopped
1 Asian pear, seeds removed, flesh chopped
3 tbsps palm sugar or piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar)
60ml tamarind juice, or 2 tbsps tamarind paste dissolved in 60ml water
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Meatballs:
1) Add the prawns, onions, ginger, garlic, peppers and pork to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the egg, tamari, coriander, lime zest and juice and mix together until well combined.

2) Form the mixture into small balls using a scoop. Heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Fry the meatballs until a good crust forms, before turning, about 2 minutes.

Rujak sauce:
1) Add all the fruit to a food processor and quickly pulse. Add the sugar, tamarind and chilli flakes and puree until the mixture becomes a thick sauce.

2) Put a little of the sauce into a serving bowl and top with the meatballs. Serve with bowls of sauce on the side and a container of cocktail sticks.

Cook's note: Rujak is a spicy mixed fruit salad found throughout Indonesia. Here I puree it to make a sweet and spicy sauce for meatballs.
Can't find star fruit? Substitute a can of drained pineapple pieces.

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