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Spicy Cabbage with Asian Style Pork Balls

This recipe is absolutely delicious and a great way to add more vegetables to your meals.  We love cabbage and are always looking for new ways to use it.  Savoy is my favourite with it’s lovely wrinkly leaves and half a cabbage reduces down to enough for two hungry people as a base to accompany meat or fish or chicken…

Cabbage and Pork Balls

I use a large pan so I can place the meatballs on top of the cabbage to steam.  If you don’t have a glass lid, just check every 5 or so minutes to see how they are cooking.  You can substitute chicken or beef for the meatballs – the result is still delicious…

Spicy Cabbage and Pork Balls

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic grated

1 large red chilli grated (I grate them frozen – it’s much easier)

3 celery stick finely chopped

2 grated carrots grated

½ head of Savoy Cabbage finely shredded

2 tablespoons soy sauce

½ teaspoon sesame oil

2 teaspoons chicken stock powder

 

700g lean minced pork

6 spring onions finely sliced

½ cup dried shitake mushrooms soaked and finely chopped

2 tablespoons Ketjap Manis (sweet Indonesian soy sauce)

1 tablespoon Hoi Sin sauce

1 tablespoon cornflour

Salt & pepper to season

 

Chinese hot chilli sauce to garnish

Chinese dried fried shallots for garnish (these are readily available in all supermarkets or asian markets)

 

Method:

Heat the oil in a deep wide frypan or saucepan

Fry the garlic and chilli for a few minutes then add in the celery and carrots

Fry for a few minutes on high heat then throw in the cabbage

Mix thoroughly and add in the soy sauce, chicken stock powder and sesame oil

Simmer on low with a lid on while you prepare the meatballs

In the meantime soak the dried Shitake Mushrooms in around a cup of boiling water for about 20 minutes

Squeeze the moisture out but keep the mushroom water – this can be added into the cabbage if more fluid is required

In a large bowl thoroughly mix all the ingredients together using your hands

Form into large meatballs – I got 10 decent sized balls from the mixture – you can go smaller if required…

Check your cabbage is not sticking to the bottom of the pan and add some mushroom water if required.

Gently place the pork balls on top of the cabbage mixture and put the lid on

The balls will gently steam in about 15-20 minutes

Serve piping hot with a good scoop of the spicy cabbage mixture topped with a few pork balls on top

Drizzle with Chinese Chilli Sauce and a sprinkling of dried shallots

 

Bon Appetit!  🙂

Spicy Dutch Meatballs

This is a recipe I stumbled across recently and having made them today I had to share with everyone.  They are delicious!  It seems odd putting sweet biscuits in a meat dish but trust me this works really well.  Sweet, sticky and spicy  – we were scoffing them down as I lifted them out of the pan…

Enjoy… 🙂

Spicy Dutch Meatballs

Spicy Dutch Meatballs

Ingredients:

4 slices thin bacon

4 slices ham

6 Speculaas (Dutch biscuits)*

1 kg good minced beef beef (I always use diet mince)

3 teaspoons spices (Speculaas spices)**

6 tablespoons Ketjap Manis***

1 1/2 tablespoon Sambal Oelek****

2 tablespoons butter

Method:

Cut the bacon and ham into very thin strips.

Grind the biscuits into fine crumbs and mix them with the speculaar spice powder, ketjap, sambal and bacon, then using your hands, mix all of it thoroughly with the minced beef.

Roll the mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball (about 20 or so).

Heat the butter in a large pan and cook in batches for about 10 minutes on a low heat until golden brown and cooked though.

Serve while warm with a little extra Sambal Oelek

*  Speculaas are a crunchy Dutch cinnamony spicy biscuit readily available in all supermarkets.

** Speculaas Spices are a combination of spices – I mixed together about 1/4 – 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, all spice powder cumin powder, ground nutmeg, coriander powder, ginger powder and cumin powder to make up about 3 teaspoons.  You can add anything else more or less depending on what your favourite flavours are…  Some delis do sell the powder already made up…

*** Ketjap Manis is a thick sweet Indonesian Soy Sauce and is readily available in all supermarkets.

**** Sambal Oelek is a paste made with ground chillies and is readily available in all supermarkets.

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