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Pork, Sesame & Lemongrass Meatballs

Pork, Sesame & Lemongrass Meatballs

Rating
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Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Vietnamese

This Thai-style flavour bonanza infuses pork mince with some powerful flavours; from fiery chilli and ginger to sweet honey, salty soy sauce and fragrant lemongrass. We’ve also roasted the broccoli for full taste impact without loss of nutrients. Have a ball!

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Vietnamese

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Broccoli
1 broccoli
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
fresh-ginger
15g root ginger
Soy-sauce-sachet
3 soy sauce sachets (24ml) †
Sesame-seeds
10g toasted sesame seeds †
Lemongrass-stalk
1 lemongrass stem
British pork mince 2
200g British pork mince
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
chilli flakes 3.18
1/2 tsp fiery chilli flakes
honey-pot
1 honey pot (28g)
basmati-rice
150g basmati rice
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 broccoli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 10g toasted sesame seeds<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 fresh lemongrass
  • British pork mince
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 honey pot (25g)
  • 130g basmati rice
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 714 kJ
169 kcal
2787 kJ
661 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
5.3 g
1.6 g
20.6 g
6.2 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
22.5 g
3.3 g
88.1 g
12.9 g
Fibre 2.3 g 8.8 g
Protein 9.4 g 36.8 g
Salt 0.47 g 1.82 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 broccoli
broccoli(100%)
1 garlic clove
garlic
15g fresh root ginger
ginger
1 soy sauce sachet (8g)
water, soy bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
10g toasted sesame seeds
sesame seeds
1 fresh lemongrass
fresh lemongrass
British pork mince
30g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
dried chilli flakes
1 honey pot (25g)
blossom honey
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, sesame)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Pork & Sesame Meatballs

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Cut the broccoli florets and the stem[s] into bite-size pieces

Add them to a baking tray, drizzle with 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper, then put them in the oven for 10 min or until starting to brown

2 Pork & Sesame Meatballs

Meanwhile, boil a kettle 

Bash the lemongrass with a rolling pin, cut it [them] down the middle lengthways, remove the tough outer layers (keep them for later!) and chop the softer inner stem[s] finely

Peel and chop the garlic and the ginger coarsely

3 Pork & Sesame Meatballs

Add the rice, 350ml [700ml] water and the outer lemongrass layers to a pot (with a lid) and bring it to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-15 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked

4 Pork & Sesame Meatballs

Meanwhile, blitz the ginger, garlic, lemongrass stems and chilli (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) in a blender to form a rough paste (alternatively, chop very finely)

Combine the paste, pork mince, breadcrumbs, 1 [2] sachet[s] soy sauce in a mixing bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper

Shape 6 [12] meatballs from the mixture

5 Pork & Sesame Meatballs

Spread the sesame seeds out on a plate, roll the meatballs into the seeds to coat them evenly

Heat 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil in a large pan (preferably non-stick) over a high heat

Once hot, add the meatballs and cook for 3-4 min or until the meatballs have browned on all sides

6 Pork & Sesame Meatballs

Transfer the browned meatballs to the broccoli tray (keep the pan for later!)

Return the tray to the oven for a further 8-10 min or until the meatballs have cooked through

Check the rice is cooked, and once done, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving 

7 Pork & Sesame Meatballs

Meanwhile, return the pan to a medium heat, add the honey, 150ml [220ml] water and the remaining soy sauce

Bring to the boil, whisk to combine and boil until reduced to a runny glaze

Tip: remove the pan from the heat occasionally to prevent it from over-reducing

Once done, remove from the heat

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Remove the lemongrass layers from the cooked rice and fluff with a fork

Serve the meatballs over the rice with the broccoli to the side

Drizzle the glaze over the meatballs 

Enjoy!

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