Coconut meatballs

Something different

Sweet and savoury balls of awesome. If you have come this far, you obviously want some new flavour combinations to try. Coconut and pineapple go well together. We all know the Pina colada principle applies. We also know pineapple and pork go well together. Hawaiian Pizza is a firm favourite around here. Enter some creative madness (or genius) why not combine all three flavours?

Pork, pineapple and coconut

Genius doesn’t always mean perfect. This recipe was no exception. Knowing that these flavours would work didn’t make the recipe easy to develop. As always eating your mistakes helps to refine the recipe but this one felt the envy genius might have been madness. After. Many tries (6 in total) I finally got it right.

Coconut meatballs recipe

Coconut meatball ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup toasted coconut threads
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 tsp. coconut aminos
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ginger 
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp. chilli
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 kg minced pork
Coconut meatballs

Coconut meatballs

  • Servings: 10
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup toasted coconut threads
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 tsp. coconut aminos
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ginger 
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp. chilli
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 kg minced pork

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until evenly mixed.
  2. Roll the meat into small balls about the equivalent of one heaped teaspoon per ball.
  3. Place the balls on a baking tray lined with baking paper or a silicone liner.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C/ 350 degrees F for 30 minutes until the balls are golden all over.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 243 calories; 16 g fat; 5 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper or a silicone liner
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Scales
  • Knife
  • Chopping board

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.

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