Vietnamese Chilli meatball lettuce wraps : Recipe


I was recently gifted some Vietnamese Chilli Sauce from Me’s Way, so I wanted to promote it as best I could and also try it in a recipe…so what better way to try it than make something Vietnamese.

INGREDIENTS

  • 600g sausage or pork meat
  • Me’s Way Chilli Sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • sugar
  • salt
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • milk
  • breadcrumbs (or panko)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • Vinegar
  • 1 large carrot, grated lengthways
  • 1 cucumber, grated lengthways
  • 2 baby cos lettuces, leaves separated

METHOD

  • Add 4 tbsp of breadcrumbs to a bowl and add a little milk and mix till a mush consistency and put aside.
  • Put the sausage or pork meat into a big bowl.
  • Add 1.5 tbsp of Me’s Way chilli Sauce soya, fish sauce, 1 grated or finely chopped garlic clove, 1 tbsp sugar, pinch of salt, finely sliced spring onion and the breadcrumb mush and mix well with your hands
  • Set aside for 10-15mins
  • Cut your carrot, cucumber long ways but nice and thin and place in a bowl
  • Add 1.5 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp vinegar to the carrots and cucumber and mix with your hands and let sit for 5mins
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat
  • Now make your meatballs in your hand they should all be around a walnut size and cook the meatballs, turning, for 5-6 minutes until golden and cooked through. 
  • Divide carrot, cucumber and onion among lettuce leaves, then top with meatballs
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