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Lion's Heads Meatballs In Spicy Coconut Sauce

Lion's Heads Meatballs In Spicy Coconut SauceThis delicious Chinese meatball recipe is compliments of cookbook author Ying Chang Compestine.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened light coconut milk
1/2 cup soy milk
3 tablespoons MAGGI Seasoning Sauce - divided use
1 tablespoon MAGGI TASTE OF ASIA Sweet Chili Sauce
1 pound lean ground pork or beef
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped water chestnuts
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon peeled, finely chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves or Thai basil leaves
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
Hot cooked rice or noodles

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine coconut milk, soy milk, 2 tablespoons seasoning sauce and sweet chili sauce in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Place pork, green onions, water chestnuts, cornstarch, sesame oil, ginger, flour and remaining 1 tablespoon seasoning sauce in large bowl. Knead by hand until ingredients are thoroughly combined and mixture becomes sticky. Divide mixture into 10 equal portions, about 1/4 cup each. Roll each portion into a ball. Set balls on an oiled plate.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, swirling to coat sides. Add meatballs; pan-fry, turning occasionally, for about 8 to 10 minutes or until browned on all sides. Drain on paper towel.
  4. Boil coconut milk mixture in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cover. Reduce heat to low; cook for 8 minutes. Remove meatballs. Increase heat to medium-high and boil for 1 minute or until sauce is thickened. Pour over meatballs. Garnish with basil and lemon peel. Serve hot over rice or noodles.

Makes 10 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): Calories: 290 Calories from Fat: 140 Total Fat: 15 g Saturated Fat: 5 g Cholesterol: 35 mg Sodium: 460 mg Carbohydrates: 27 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 1 g Protein: 11 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® &, used with permission.