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Asian Pork and Shrimp Meatballs

Whether eaten as a main dish or served as an appetizer, these tasty meatballs are easy to make and sure to be a hit!
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Asian
Keyword meatballs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chilling 1 hour
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 20 meatballs
Author Lisa from A Day in the Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground pork (454g)
  • 3/4 lb. raw shrimp, minced (340g)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated or minced
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Add raw shrimp to a food processor and pulse until it is finely chopped. (See note below.)
  • Combine shrimp, ground pork, and all remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  • Using your hands, mash the mixture together.
  • Once well combined, place meatball mixture in the fridge for one hour.
  • Preheat oven 375 deg F (190 C).
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Form pork and shrimp mixture into balls and place on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

  • If you do not have a food processor, chop the raw shrimp using a knife until it is like a paste.
  • Use a spoon to mix all the ingredients together if you don't want to use your hands, but I find using my hands works best in getting everything well-blended.
  • Add some chili flakes to the mixture if you want a spicy kick!
  • Add another 1/2 - 1 tsp of black pepper if you want more of a peppery taste.
  • Serve with a simple mixture of sweet soy sauce and a drop or two of chili oil or serve with your favorite BBQ or teriyaki sauce.