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Thai Lion's Head Meatballs















Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free


1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
or to taste
1 tablespoon curry powder
or to taste
1 pound pork
lean or beef, ground
cup onions
cup leeks
minced, white and pale green part only
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
½ tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon ginger
freshly and finely chopped
2 teaspoons hot chili peppers
freshly seeded and minced
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
or any vegetable oil
1 medium boston lettuce
cup basil
freshly chopped or thai basil
1 ½ tablespoons lemon zest
freshly grated


Mix together coconut milk, soy sauce and curry powder until well blend in a large saucepan. Set aside.

Add pork (or beef), scallions, leek, cornstarch, flour, sesame oil, ginger, chili pepper, salt and pepper to taste in a large mixing bowl.

Knead by hand until almost combined and the mixture becomes sticky. (Or you can use a blender to knead)

Divide into 10 portions, about ¼ cup each.

Shape each portion into a ball.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, swirling to coat the sides.

Add the meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 9 minutes.

Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

Bring the coconut milk mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.

Add the meatballs, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 8 to 9 minutes.

Line lettuce leaves in a serving bowl.

Place the meatballs on top.

Sprinkle basil and lemon zest over the meatballs.

Drizzle coconut milk sauce and sprinkle sesame seeds over the top.

Serve hot with rice or noodles if needed.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 86g (3.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 16956% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 2% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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