Oct 25, 2009

Yummy Appetizer {Thai Pork & Crab Meatballs}

My mom's birthday party is tomorrow and I'm hosting it at my home. I had a pretty trying weekend to say the least but I'm hoping tomorrow night will be a nice break from everything I'm dealing with. My family is always fun when we all get together...there is 7 of us so it's always a great time.

I bought this great cookbook called "Chinese Cooking School" today & it's filled with the prettiest pictures and yummiest Thai influenced dishes. I made the whole menu for the party from this one cookbook.

I made a few things tonight to get my mind off of things and prepare ahead a bit and they all came out so tasty I had to stop myself from eating them all up. You got to try these with the tomato chili dipping sauce...yummmmmmm.

8 oz. pork tenderloin finely chopped
2 shallots chopped thin
1 can lump crab meat drained
3 scallions finely chopped
1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
1 egg white
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
peanut oil for frying

Combine all ingredients in one bowl(easy right?) Get your hands dirty and form walnut size balls & fry in a thick bottom pan or deep fryer with oil reaching about 1/3 way up meat. Oil should be able to brown a piece of bread in about 30 seconds.

Cook about 3-4 minutes or until they are a nice golden brown and move easily around the pan. Remove and drain on a paper towel. I stored mine in Tupperware and I'll reheat in the oven tomorrow night at around 300 for 10 minutes or so.

There is also a spicy chili tomato sauce to sit the meatballs in using 3 ripe tomato's chopped, a garlic clove and 2 scallions chopped finely and 1 red chili seeded and chopped then all sauteed together with 1 tablespoon of peanut oil until hot and bubbly. So pretty on a clean white plate and don't forget the chopsticks!


~ RM said...

OH those look sinfully yummy!! We love spicy food here- that dish would be gobbled up in no time!

Melissa S said...

Make me those. :) - little melis