SAUCY BBQ PORK MEATBALLS WITH APPLE + FENNEL

SERVES 4 | MAKES 24 MEATBALLS

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INGREDIENTS

  • 500g pork mince
  • 1/2 brown onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, ground
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 fennel bulb finely sliced
  • 2 apples, finely sliced
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tbsp whole egg mayonnaise 
  • Salt and pepper

METHOD

  1. In a large bowl combine pork mince, onion, ginger, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, five spice and fennel seeds. Mix together well and season with salt and pepper. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls. Heat grill to medium heat. Add meatballs and cook for 4-5 minutes each side, or until cooked through. 
  2. Meanwhile to make the barbecue sauce, mix together hoisin, honey, 1 tablespoon of the apple cider vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove meatballs from grill and place into sauce to coat well. Place 2-3 meatballs on each skewer. 
  3. Prepare the salad by combining fennel, apple, shallots, sesame seeds, mayonnaise and remaining apple cider vinegar in a large bowl. Mix well. Season to taste.
  4. Serve meatballs warm with salad. Enjoy! 
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Recipe, food styling and photography by Georgia Barnes.