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    Sweet chilli pork balls

    An Asian style main course, ready in 25 minutes.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 2 large shallots, chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 2 lemon grass sticks, tough outer layers removed, insides roughly chopped
    • 10g mint, chopped
    • 10g coriander, chopped
    • 1½ tsp cornflour
    • 500g essential Waitrose pork mince
    • 3 tbsp fish sauce
    • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
    • 120g fine egg noodles, cooked
    • 2 heads pak choi, steamed


    1. Preheat the grill to high. Put the shallots, garlic and lemon grass in a food processor and whiz until very finely chopped. Add the mint, coriander, cornflour, pork, fish sauce and some seasoning and pulse until well combined.
    2. Shape into 20 balls – wet your hands to stop the mixture sticking.
    3. Place the pork balls on a baking sheet lined with foil and grill for 3 minutes each side, turning once, until just cooked through. Spoon over the sweet chilli sauce and grill for another minute on each side, until lightly caramelised.
    4. Serve with the noodles and pak choi, with an extra drizzle of sweet chilli sauce.

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    Drinks recommendation

    This floral, lychee scented and lightly spiced Chilean white offers a rich, fruity style that will balance sweet chilli perfectly. Cono Sur Gewürztraminer 2008 Bío-Bío Valley, Chile 59824 http://www.waitrosewine.com/230307130/Product.aspx


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