Sunday, 30 November 2014

Thai Lamb Meatballs

Thai is my favorite cuisine - it's quick and easy, uses beautiful fresh ingredients, and is nice and healthy too.

Curry pastes are much more versatile than just curries. Curry pastes make a fantastic addition to meatballs, simple sauces, and a few other fun dishes I have coming up for you soon. This recipe combines red curry paste in both the lamb meatballs and the coconut sauce, creating a lovely quick and easy dish.

These meatballs reheated really well the next day and the sauce tastes great with both noodles and rice - so use whichever you like best!

Thai Lamb Meatballs

Serves 4


500 g (1 lbs ground lamb)
4 Tbsp Thai red curry paste
2 Tbsp wholemeal breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp finely chopped coriander (cilantro)
1 onion, finely diced
1 Tbsp fish sauce


1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 440 mL can light coconut milk
3 Tbsp Thai red curry paste
1 red chili, diced
1 Tbsp fish sauce
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 Tbsp lime juice

To serve

Vermicelli (rice) noodles and fresh coriander

1. Make the meatballs by combining the meatball ingredients in a bowl. Shape into small meatballs and bake at 180C (350F) for 20 minutes, turning midway through cooking.

2. Heat sesame oil in a large fry pan over a medium heat. Add the curry paste and fry for a couple of minutes, until fragrant.

3. Add all of the remaining sauce ingredients along with the meatballs and cook until heated through.

4. Serve over noodles, garnished with fresh coriander


  1. What an incredible dish! Thank you for making me feel more confident to try new Thai recipes!

  2. These are just wonderful! I really want to try this dish!

  3. My bf is totally into lamb and I love thai, so this is a great combo for both of us! I keep the recipe on my to do list, he's gonna love it for sure!

  4. Love all the flavors here. Must try!

  5. Thanks for the info on curry pastes. I'm going to have to try one. I'll need to find one without too much heat. I'll bet the flavor is incredible.

  6. Nicole this recipe for Thai Lamb Meatballs is simply beautiful, thank you for sharing it on #pureBlogLove tonight!!

  7. Thank you for joining us on #PureBlogLove Link party for recipes and DIY crafts! I love reading about your adventures in cooking and look forward to seeing you again this week at 8 pm EST Thursday -Sunday night midnight to celebrate yet another fun week !

  8. This looks fantastic. My children are developing an appreciation for curry. Finally! These look wonderful and I can't wait to try them.

  9. Beautiful and delicious looking; I've never made lamb anything which is something that needs to change!