NZ Woman's Weekly

Pork satay balls with crushed chilli

  • Meal Type

  • Total time

    3 hours
  • Servings


These sticky little morsels are delicious when dipped in the fragrant crushed nuts and chilli.

You could make them with chicken if you wish.

  • 400g fine pork mince
  • 200g sausage meat
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • ¼ cup satay sauce
  • ½ cup peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp mint or coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • ¼ small red onion, very finely diced

1 In a large bowl, combine mince, sausage meat, garlic, ginger, spice powder and peanut butter. Mix well and leave to marinate for 2-3 hours or longer if you can. Roll into balls and chill until cooking.

2 Heat oil in a large pan and cook meatballs for 8-10 minutes until brown all over, add satay sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes until sticky and caramelised.

3 Combine peanuts, mint, chilli and red onion and mix well. Serve sticky pork balls on a platter with the nuts for dipping.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See

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