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Mini Thai Lamb Meatballs With Mint Sauce

  • 10 minutes
  • 5 - 10 minutes
  • Makes 24 meatballs
Mini Thai Lamb Meatballs With Mint Sauce


  • 300 grams minced lamb or beef
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tsp minced chilli
  • 2 tbsp each chopped fresh coriander, mint and basil
  • 2 tbsp Asian fish sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to season
  • oil for pan frying
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Put the minced lamb or beef, ginger, garlic, chilli, coriander, mint, basil, fish sauce, egg and breadcrumbs into a large bowl and mix together well. Season with salt and pepper. Roll tablespoonfuls into even-shaped balls.
  2. Heat sufficient oil to cover the base of a non-stick frying pan and cook the meatballs over an even heat turning regularly until cooked.
  3. Pour off any excess fat and add the honey to the pan and toss to glaze. Serve with the mint sauce.

Mint Sauce

  1. In a bowl mix together 1 tsp minced fresh ginger, 4 tbsp rice wine or cider vinegar, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint, 1 tsp sugar and a seasoning of salt and pepper.

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