Pork and peanut balls. Picture / Babiche Martens.

Pork and Peanut Balls Recipe

Peanuts bring wonderful texture and flavour to these pork and peanut balls

Makes 20

• 1 cup coriander leaves
• 1 cup blanched peanuts
• 2 spring onions, chopped
• 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
• ¼ cup sweet chilli sauce
• Zest and juice of 1 lime
• 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
• 450g pork mince
• Salt and pepper
• Optional sweet chilli to dip

1. Place coriander, peanuts, spring onion, and ginger in a food processor and blitz until roughly chopped. Add sweet chilli, lime and sesame seeds and blitz again.

2. Place pork in a medium sized bowl, season with salt and pepper and add peanut mixture, combining well. With damp hands roll mixture into 20 even-sized balls. Refrigerate until needed.

3. Preheat an oven to 180C.

4. Place the balls on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Turn and cook for a further 5 minutes until cooked through.

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