Thursday 4 October 2018

Lemongrass Pork & Seafood Skewers (Salted Egg Seaweed Flavoured)

*in collaboration with Tao Kae Noi for Salted Egg Flavoured Tempura Seaweed

My hubby requested for a "less prawn meat" version of lemongrass skewers. Therefore, I reduced prawn meats to just 1/3 portion and incorporated fish paste and minced pork. I assure you that this version of Lemongrass Pork & Seafood Skewers (Salted Egg Seaweed Flavoured) is absolutely delicious. We couldn't have enough!

Ingredients for skewers (enough for min. 12 sticks) :
  • 6 pcs lemon grass (slightly pressed and cut to halves in length - to be used as skewers)
  • 1 packet Tao Kae Noi Salted Egg Flavoured Tempura Seaweed 
  • 200 gm deshelled and deveined prawns 
  • 200 gm minced pork
  • 200 gm fish paste
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 pc lemon grass (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 to 1 pc red chili (finely chopped)
  • 2 sprigs coriander (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • a dash of pepper

Ingredients for Dipping Sauce (optional) :
  • 1/4 cup kaffir lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tbsp honey or sugar (to taste)
  • 1/2 pc thinly sliced chili 
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 sprig coriander (finely chopped)

Garnishing :
  • 1/2 packet Tao Kae Noi Salted Egg Flavoured Tempura Seaweed 
  • finely chopped coriander 
  • finely chopped chili bits

(tsp = teaspoon; tbsp = tablespoon)    

Method : 
  1. Trim ends of lemongrass. Then cut each to half length and set aside.
  2. Add prawns to food processor and allow to grind to half-paste form. 
  3. Fold in minced pork, fish paste, all other lemongrass skewer ingredients and seasonings (except Tao Kae Noi salted egg flavoured tempura seaweed) to food processor as well. Allow to mix to a paste form. 
  4. Fold in paste mixture into a large bowl.
  5. Add Tao Kae Noi salted egg flavoured tempura seaweed and crush to fine bits. Mix well into paste mixture with hands.
  6. Use hands to roll paste mixture into 12 or more equal size balls.
  7. Insert a lemongrass skewer through each meatball and place on a lined baking tray.
  8. Chill lemongrass skewers with meatballs for 30 mins.
  9. When ready to cook, steam all lemongrass skewers with meatballs for approx. 6 mins.
  10. Add a little cooking oil in a shallow pan. At medium to high heat, pan fry steamed lemongrass skewers with meatballs till brown on all sides.
  11. To prepare dipping sauce, heat all ingredients in a saucepan for 1 to 2 mins till sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and set aside.
  12. Plate and garnish lemongrass skewers. 
  13. Serve whilst hot.