It's one of those days again .
Staring at the blank screen , thinking what to write -___-
It is always easy to take loads of photos than actually writing a blog post *sigh*
Take 2 !
So , I went to Ikea last week to check whether the store has some wood planks on bargain .
Okay , actually , that was my excuse , I went there to eat some meatballs lol
But when I arrived there , the queue was mile long and every table was full of hungry hoard !
The way those people were ingesting loads of meatballs , you would have think that the Zombie Apocalypse is coming hee hee
I bet some of you haven't tried using meatballs when cooking curry .
For me , meatballs and pasta is a match made in heaven . Or sandwich between crusty bread or on its own and with ice -cold Coke , you're good to go .
This meatball curry - with the delicious flavor and aroma from red Thai curry paste , coconut milk , basil and lime ....
Just imagine all those flavor blending in together , the gravy alone made me swoon lol
If you're wondering that I used that much curry paste , don't worry , the Pantai red curry paste was not that spicy , just enough to make your taste buds zing er sing .
Will add more veggies next time .
Please check original recipe @ BBC GoodFood
For the meatballs :
150 grams ground lean beef
100 grams ground pork
generous 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves
1 tsp chili sauce
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
30 grams or half of an egg
salt and pepper to taste
* In a small mixing bowl , combine together all ingredients , mix until well incorporated , adjust taste . Shape into small balls ( 20 grams each ) and chill for at least 30 minutes or overnight . Makes 14 meatballs
For the curry :
generous 2 tablespoons , about 50 grams red Thai curry paste ( I used Pantai brand )
200 ml coconut milk
100 ml water
75 grams green beans , sliced
50 grams baby corn , sliced
juice of half a lime
about 10 grams Thai basil leaves plus extra for garnish
1/2 tsp fish sauce
1 red chili . sliced for garnish
* In a large nonstick pan , over medium heat , add some oil and fry meatballs until evenly browned , transfer to a plate . Pour off excess oil from the pan . Add in the curry paste , stir fry for few seconds ( the paste will splatter madly ) , pour in the coconut milk and water , let boil and cook until you have a smooth sauce . Add in the meatballs and the green beans , cook for 3 minutes before adding the baby corn ; cook for another 3 minutes . Season with lime juice , fish sauce and tear in the basil leaves , stir well to combine , cook for a minute and adjust taste . Dish up and garnish with some basil leaves and sliced chili . Serve with rice or noodles