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Steamed Crab and Pork Balls

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  English spinach 12
For crab and pork filling
  Pork mince 10 Ounce (315 Grams)
  Canned crab meat 6 Ounce, drained (185 Grams)
  Lemon grass stalk/1/2 teaspoon dried lemon grass, soaked in hot water until soft 1 , finely chopped
  Galangal/Ginger 1 Tablespoon, shredded (Or Bottled)
  Chopped coriander 3 Tablespoon (Use Leaves And Stems)
  Kaffir lime leaves 4 , finely shredded
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Ground coriander 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cumin 1 Tablespoon
  Egg white 1 , lightly beaten
  Fish sauce 1 Tablespoon (Nam Pla)
For sweet chili sauce
  Brown sugar/Palm sugar 5 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Cup/170 Grams)
  Lemon grass stalk/1/2 teaspoon dried lemon grass, soaked in hot water until soft 1 , bruised
  Fresh galangal/Ginger 2 Inch, cut in half (Or 6 Slices Bottled Galangal)
  Fresh red chilies 4 Small, finely sliced
  Water 4 Fluid Ounce (1/2 Cup/125 Milliliter)
  Limes 2 , finely grated rind and juice
  Thai fish sauce 2 Tablespoon (Nam Pla)

1. To make filling, place pork, crab meat, lemon grass, galangal or ginger, fresh coriander, lime leaves, garlic, ground coriander, cumin, egg white and fish sauce in a food processor and process until smooth.
2. Steam or microwave spinach leaves until they are just soft. Roll 2 tablespoons of filling into a ball and place in the centre of each spinach leaf. Fold leaf around filling to enclose.
3. Half fill a clean wok with hot water and bring to the boil. Place balls in a bamboo steamer lined with nonstick baking paper. Cover steamer, place on a wire rack in wok and steam for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.
4. To make sauce, place sugar, lemon grass, galangal or ginger, chillies, water, lime rind and juice and fish sauce in a saucepan and cook, stirring, over a medium heat for 10 minutes or until sauce reduces slightly. Remove lemon grass and galangal or ginger and discard. Serve sauce with rolls.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 410 Calories from Fat 107

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g17.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 52.4 mg17.5%

Sodium 1167.2 mg48.6%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.7%

Dietary Fiber 16.5 g66.2%

Sugars 29.4 g

Protein 33 g65.5%

Vitamin A 1286% Vitamin C 336.2%

Calcium 72.2% Iron 112.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Steamed Crab And Pork Balls Recipe