Thai green curry is generally something we cannot get enough of. And now with the added pork meatballs, this dish is even more delicious!
The simplicity of Thai green curry
Generally, green is less spicy than red curry, as the green paste that is added tends to be milder. This makes Thai green curry the perfect dish for people who cannot handle spice that well. This way you can taste and appreciate the beautiful Asian flavours coming through and not be overwhelmed by the spiciness.
The pork meatballs are where most of the flavour lies in this curry. We love this trick by sauteing the onions in the green curry paste. This way all the flavour gets soaked up by the onions and then the onions get mixed into the pork mince. And when the meatballs are added to the curry mix, they will get infused with the coconut and vice versa.
If you don’t have egg noodles or can’t find them in the shop, serve the curry on a bed of basmati or jasmine rice. It will be just as good and the rice will soak up the curry which makes it even better.
- 50 ml Olive oil
- 3 small onions finely chopped
- 30 ml green curry paste
- 500 g pork mince
- 400 ml mixed green vegetables of your choice or just bok choy, mini corn, and beans – washed
- 400 ml coconut milk
- egg noodles, cooked as illustrated on the package
- fresh limes and fresh coriander to serve.
- Heat about half of the oil in a pan and saute the onions until glossy, stir in the green curry paste and a small amount of water and let it cook until almost dry. Set aside and let it cool slightly
- Mix the curried onions with the mince and season with a pinch of salt. Wet your hands and roll into bite size meatballs.
- Blanch the vegetables in boiling water, drain and set aside.
- In a skillet, add the remaining oil and fry the meatballs until golden brown on all sides.
- Add the vegetables to the meatballs and stir-fry lightly for a minute or two over high heat, then add the coconut milk and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
- *Serve over the cooked noodles, season with lime juice and sprigs of coriander
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