When it comes to food fusion, this one is one of my favorites! It is a fun, spicy fusion using Thai chilis and fresh ground chicken! Make these for the night of or store up to 6 months in an air tight container!
First take your ground chicken and add the following: salt, pepper, garlic, onion, Thai chili, ginger, and cilantro! mix well and freeze in the freezer for 1 hour up to 6 moths! These will be spicy. If you want to make them more mile, I suggest that you substitute the Thai chilis for bell pepper or only use a couple Thai chilis.
To cook your meatballs, heat up your pan with high heat oil and sauté in your pan on medium heat. You want to make sure you occasionally turn the meatballs so they get an even cook on the outside. You can either cook them in the pan until done, or transfer to an oven at 350F. I like serving mine with fresh greens, roasted red pepper, and peanuts for added texture.
Finally, you can make an authentic Thai dipping sauce. It is a combination of sweet and tangy. It is a bit strong, so you can dilute if needed. To your sauce add diced whole seeded Thai chilis, fish sauce, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, and sugar. If you do not like fish sauce or find it too strong, substitute with some soy. Caution this sauce is spicy!
-2 lbs ground chicken
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp pepper
-1 tbsp garlic
-1 tbsp ginger
-1/2 cup diced onion
-1/4 cup chopped cilantro
-3-6 Thai chilis diced (substitute with bell pepper for no spice)
-3-4 diced Thai chilis
-1 tbsp minced garlic
-Juice of 1 lime
-2 tbsp fish sauce (Substitute or dilute with Soy sauce)
-1 tbsp cilantro
-1-2 tbsp sugar
-Mix your meatball ingredients together in a large bowl. The peppers may be spicy so use gloves or a spoon. Round each meatball to about the size of a golfball. Then freeze for 1 hour. If you are making in advance, you can freeze up to 6 months.
In a skillet on medium heat, sauté your meatballs, occasionally turning them to get golden brown on each side (about 10 minutes). You can turn down the heat to low/medium and continue cooking for a total time of about 20-30 minutes or transfer them into an oven at 350F for about 20 minutes.
To make the sauce, add ingredients and mix. Adjust as needed. If you do not like fish sauce, you can dilute it or substitute it with soy sauce. This sauce is a bit strong, but an authentic Thai dipping sauce! ]
Serve over rice with veggies and crushed peanuts.