Asian Prawn & Pork Balls

thumbnail_20170520_162158If you’re anything like me then you’ll also find it hard to stay healthy at the weekends. I don’t want to deprive myself, I wonna treat myself but without gaining an extra chin.
What with summer almost upon us I’ve been trying to come up with recipes that taste like a takeaway that aren’t as detrimental to my figure. Chinese food is one of my favourites but highly calorific so I decided to come up with my own healthier version of pork balls without compromising on flavour. Enjoy as a starter or part of a main, they’re also great for anyone that likes to meal prep as can be cooked in batch.

Makes 15, Dairy Free.
– 300g Low fat pork mince.
– 180g Cooked king prawns, blended.
– 2 Chillies, finely chopped.
– 4 Garlic cloves, crushed.
– 2 Tablespoons of light soy sauce.
– 2 Teaspoons of lemongrass paste (got mine from Asda).
– Sesame seeds, enough to roll the balls in.
– 1 Slice of bread, blended to make breadcrumbs or use panko.
– Oil.

1. In a bowl mix together by hand the pork mince, blended prawns, breadcrumbs, chillies, garlic, soy and lemongrass.
2. Roll mixture into balls and then roll in sesame seeds.
3. Place balls on an oven tray that’s been lined with baking parchment and lightly brushed with oil.
4. Cook in a preheated oven at 220C for 20 minutes or until golden/cooked.


2 thoughts on “Asian Prawn & Pork Balls

  1. Corr I thought the bakewell tart was bliss but these pork and prawn balls are banging! I eat these all day/everyday on my tour bus, the guys have even started calling me John Bon Jovi balls. Give this meal a go you won’t regret it.


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