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Lion's Heads Meatballs in Spicy Coconut Sauce

Lion's Head Meatballs

Delicious! Lion's Heads Meatballs In Spicy Coconut Sauce has amazing Asian flavors and is a fun dish to make. Serve hot over rice or noodles and garnish with chopped basil and grated lemon peel.


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 3 tablespoons MAGGI Seasoning Sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon MAGGI TASTE OF ASIA Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 pound lean ground pork or beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped water chestnuts
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon peeled, finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves or Thai basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • Hot cooked rice or noodles
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  1. Combine coconut milk, soy milk, 2 tablespoons seasoning sauce and sweet chili sauce in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Place pork, green onions, water chestnuts, cornstarch, sesame oil, ginger, flour and remaining 1 tablespoon seasoning sauce in large bowl. Knead by hand until ingredients are thoroughly combined and mixture becomes sticky. Divide mixture into 10 equal portions, about 1/4 cup each. Roll each portion into a ball. Set balls on an oiled plate.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, swirling to coat sides. Add meatballs; pan-fry, turning occasionally, for about 8 to 10 minutes or until browned on all sides. Drain on paper towel.
  4. Boil coconut milk mixture in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cover. Reduce heat to low; cook for 8 minutes.
  5. Remove meatballs. Increase heat to medium-high and boil for 1 minute or until sauce is thickened. Pour over meatballs. Garnish with basil and lemon peel.
  6. Serve hot over rice or noodles.

Prep Time: 25 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Servings: 10

Recipe and photo credit: Nestlé® and This exceptional recipe is compliments of cookbook author Ying Chang Compestine.


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