Thai Meatball Soup

Chicken Meatball Thai Soup

Meatball Thai is next in our meatball series. The Meatball are light and fragrant, with spices, in a broth. Add baby spinach at the end for a hearty meal. This Thai can be ready in 30 minutes or less.

Ingredients for Meatball Thai

  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced (SAVE HALF FOR BROTH)
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced (SAVE HALF FOR BROTH)
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded & minced (SAVE HALF FOR BROTH)
  • 2 pounds ground
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus more as needed
  • 1 tbsp Red Curry paste
  • 2 cups broth
  • 1 can
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • Whole Cilantro leaves for garnish
  • 1 tbsp lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
  • white or brown rice for serving
Chicken Meatballs uncooked

Directions for Meatball Thai

  1. Transfer half (ginger, jalapeno, garlic) to a large bowl and set the rest aside for the broth.
  2. To the large bowl with the ginger, garlic, jalapeno, add the ground , chopped cilantro, 2 tablespoons fish sauce and salt & pepper.
  3. Use your hands to mix and form 2-inch
  4. In a large pan, heat the oil over med-high heat. Add and cook, flipping halfway through, until golden brown on two sides, 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Once all the are browned and out of the pot, if the oil is burned, wipe it out and add a bit more to the pot.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium, add the reserved ginger/garlic/jalapeno mixture and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  7. Deglaze pan with about ¼ cup of the broth
  8. Add the rest of the broth, , red curry paste, sugar and the other tablespoon of fish sauce, and bring to a simmer.
  9. Add the and simmer until the flavors come together and the are cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat, and stir in the spinach and lime juice.
  11. Divide rice among bowls, then top with , soup and cilantro leaves.
  12. Serve Meatball Thai Soup with lime wedges.
Chicken Meatballs Soup

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If you liked this Meatball Thai Soup, you should try our Roasted Poblano Pepper Soup

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