Asian Lamb Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce

Asian Lamb Meatball in Green Curry Sauce Recipe

Ever since my first dining experience at Shophouse, I’ve been dreaming of the delicious bowl I built there consisting of green curry sauce on pork and chicken meatballs with rice noodles.

Asian Lamb Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce

If you’re not familiar with Shophouse, it’s the Southeast Asian sister restaurant of Chipotle. Unfortunately they only have locations in Washington DC, Los Angeles and Maryland, so as I sit in my house in San Diego, the only way I can get my hands on one of their delicious bowls is if I make it myself! Thus, I give you the Shophouse inspired, Asian Lamb Meatball Green Curry Rice Noodle Bowl!

Asian Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce

I decided to use lamb instead of chicken and pork to shake things up a bit. I love the mild, delicious flavor of American ground lamb, and it complemented the slightly sweet, slightly spicy green curry sauce perfectly!

Asian Lamb Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp red onion (minced)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Thai chili paste
  • 1 tsp fish sauce

Green Curry Sauce

  • 14 oz can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (peeled & grated)
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (crushed)
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)

Serve With

  • cooked rice or rice noodles

In a large bowl, combine the ground lamb, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, ginger, cilantro, sesame oil, brown sugar, chili paste and fish sauce.

Asian Lamb Meatball Recipe

Form into 8-10 golf-ball-sized meatballs and set aside.

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk ¼ cup of the coconut milk with the curry paste. Stir in the remaining coconut milk, chicken broth, ginger, garlic, fish sauce and brown sugar, and bring to a simmer.

Thai Green Curry Sauce Recipe

Reduce the heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer for 15 minutes.

Stir in the lime juice, cilantro and basil.

In a separate large skillet over medium heat, add the meatballs and brown on all sides.

Asian Lamb Meatball Recipe

Drain any grease, then pour the curry sauce over the meatballs and simmer for 10 minutes.

Asian Lamb Meatball in Green Curry Sauce Recipe

Serve over cooked rice or rice noodles.

Asian Meatballs in Thai Green Curry Sauce

I absolutely love Thai food for it’s complex flavors, and this dish definitely delivers in the flavor department!

Asian Lamb Meatballs in Green Thai Curry Sauce

This green curry sauce is going on my list of sauce favs, right next to Korean BBQ Sauce, Creamy Avocado Sauce and Sriracha Pizza Sauce!

Asian Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce Recipe

♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free breadcrumbs to make this recipe gluten free.

Asian Lamb Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Asian Lamb Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce

Ingredients

    Asian Lamb Meatballs
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp red onion (minced)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Thai chili paste
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • Green Curry Sauce
  • 14 oz can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (peeled & grated)
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (crushed)
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • Serve With
  • cooked rice or rice noodles

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground lamb, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, ginger, cilantro, sesame oil, brown sugar, chili paste and fish sauce.
  2. Form into 8-10 golf-ball-sized meatballs and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk ¼ cup of the coconut milk with the curry paste. Stir in the remaining coconut milk, chicken broth, ginger, garlic, fish sauce and brown sugar, and bring to a simmer.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the lime juice, cilantro and basil.
  6. In a separate large skillet over medium heat, add the meatballs and brown on all sides.
  7. Drain any grease, then pour the curry sauce over the meatballs and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve over cooked rice or rice noodles.
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