This recipe is comfort food at its finest. Spicy Red Thai Curry with juicy pork meatballs, noodles and vegetables!
Thai Red Curry with Pork Meatballs makes a quick and easy dinner
I think everyone loves a good Thai Red Curry! On a cooler night, sitting in some pj bottoms and uggies or bed socks and a flannelette shirt or jumper, blanket and big bowl of this, you are sure to find contentment and sigh happy sighs!
This is a reasonably simple dish, combining a few elements together. Every time I have eaten Thai with friends and family, we have all been super satisfied with the meals on the table and the depth of flavour that the cook takes the meals to. I, like you, work and don't have time to whip up a red curry paste from scratch on a Friyyyyyyyyyyyyyayyyyyy night! But I honestly think there is nothing wrong with the store bought version. If you don't have time, remember the motto I have spoken about in the past - 'How can I make things easier for myself?'. With this dish, that is by purchasing a jar of Red curry paste and not giving 2 cahoots that you are not making the entire dish from scratch.
I love making this but I always want to make things easier for myself so I don't end up in a huge mess in the kitchen thinking, 'why o why did I do this on a work night'!
The best thing about this dish is that it tastes better than store bought take away Thai Red Curry and you know exactly what went into the dish - something you never know when you are eating out and about.
I hope that everyone has a good weekend planned, Happy Friday, a favourite day of the week for many of us, I am sure. Don't forget your mum on Mother's Day and if you are lucky enough to celebrate with her, like I will be doing, enjoy it and treat her right!!
Thai Red Curry with Pork Meatballs
Thai Red Curry with Pork Meatballs
- 250 grams pork mince
- 1 egg free range
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp salt to season
- 1 tsp pepper to season
- 1 tsp peanut oil
- 2 tbs red thai curry paste
- 400 ml coconut cream
- 2 tsp fish sauce
- ½ cup mushrooms sliced
- ⅓ cup spinach leaves
- 1 red capsicum (bell pepper)
- 1 long red chilli
- ½ lime cut in ¼s
- 125 grams rice noodles
Thai Red Curry with Pork Meatballs Method
- Add the mince, garlic, fennel seeds, salt, pepper and egg to a mixing bowl and stir to combine
- Roll into meatballs and cook in a splash of olive oil for 15 minutes
- Add a splash of olive oil to a saucepan, fry off curry paste for approximately 2-3 minutes, add the coconut cream and stir to combine, bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer
- Add the mushrooms and capsicum to the curry mix, simmer for 15 minutes
- In a heat proof bowl add rice noodles and cover with boiling water. Leave sit for 5 minutes, then drain
- In your serving bowls, start by adding the rice noodles. Cover these with the the curry sauce, add the meatballs
- Garnish with freshly slices lime, spinach leaves and red chilli
- *Use the packet instructions as a guide for cooking the rice noodles. There are a wide variety and this will affect cook times
- *Substitute Tofu for the Pork Meatballs for a Vegan/Vegetarian option
If you like this recipe another one you might be interested in checking out is this Pad Thai, it is another authentic tasting dish that I believe is better than take out. You can get the recipe for that dish here.
Or, if you want noodles, but not a soup type bowl of them, this Brown Rice Noodle Stirfry is an awesome and delicious option which also freezes and reheats well! (Perfect for work lunches). That recipe can be found here.
If noodles are not your thing today, why not try something completely different and in that case, I would recommend this super awesome vegetarian Artichoke and Blue cheese pizza or if pasta is more your thing, you could try this Mushroom Spaghetti which sometimes has me dreaming about it, when I should (scratch that, could) be doing more productive things.
If this type of dish is right up your alley, you might also want to add my Lemon and Garlic Roasted Chicken with Cous Cous Salad to your recipe book and you can find that recipe here.
But hey, if you also just want to have a drool over some damn good looking pizzas, then check my Pizza and flatbread ideas board.
Let me know if you give this dish a whirl, I would love to know what you think. If you share a picture on instagram use the hashtag #sweetcaramelsunday I would love to check it out xx
P.S. If you are reading this and thinking how you could start your own blog food, craft, DIY, or any other topic that floats your boat, I have written a Step by step guide to starting your own blog and you can have a read of that here.
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Cheers from Sunny Queensland (except for the one day of the year there is a cool chill in the air like today!)