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Red Curry Meatballs

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 253 kcal


  • 2 shallots thinly sliced
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon red curry paste
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground turkey and chicken
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam Chanh)

  • 1/2 teaspoon sambal oelek chili sauce
  • 1 Thai chile finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • finely shredded carrots for garnish

For Serving

  • Boston lettuce or leaf lettuce


  1. Put shallots, lime leaves, curry paste, egg and salt in a food processor. Process until smooth. Combine well with ground turkey, cornstarch and cilantro.

  2. Wet both hands and make small meatballs, about 1″ in diameter. Heat 1/2 cup of water in a deep saucepan. Gently place meatballs in pan, and cook until water is just evaporated, turning meatballs after a few minutes to color all sides. Heat oil in a skillet. Brown meatballs and cook through.

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam Chanh)

  1. Mix all ingredients together.

To Serve

  1. To serve, place one or two meatballs on each lettuce leaf. Spoon sauce on top and eat!

Nutrition Facts
Red Curry Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 1095mg48%
Potassium 326mg9%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 445IU9%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.