Pork Walnut Meatballs in Coconut Walnut Soup

Pork Walnut Meatballs in Coconut Walnut Soup
Total Time
1 Hr
Serves
6
Serving Size
about 1 1/4 cups of soup with 3 meatballs
Course

DESCRIPTION

Don’t let this dairy-free soup fool you. It’s both hearty and packed with flavor!

Total Time

Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
40 Mins
Total Time
1 Hr

Nutrition

Calories
570 cal
Total Fat
43 g
Saturated Fat
16 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
15.68 g
Monounsaturated Fat
7.4 g
Cholesterol
100 mg
Sodium
770 mg
Carbohydrates
16 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Protein
35 g

Ingredients

MEATBALLS

  • 1 pound lean ground pork

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped California walnuts

  • 2 tablespoons minced red bell peppers

  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar (unseasoned)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped

  • 1 green onion, chopped

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

SOUP

  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock

  • 1 cup California walnuts

  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce

  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce

  • 1 (13.5-oz.) can full-fat coconut milk

  • Salt to taste

OPTIONAL GARNISHES

  • Walnut Cream

  • Cubed soft tofu

  • Chopped mushrooms

  • Diced red bell pepper

  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves

  • Chopped fried noodles

Preparation

  1. Mix together all meatball ingredients except oil in a large bowl using your hands to ensure everything is thoroughly combined. Roll into 18 balls, roughly 1 1/2-inches in diameter.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs and cook turning occasionally for 10 minutes or until meatballs are browned and slightly crispy and the inside temperature is165ºF.

  3. To prepare soup, puree 1 cup broth with remaining soup ingredients. Transfer to a large saucepan with remaining broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt.

  4. Place equal amounts of soup into 6 bowls and top with 3 meatballs. Top with a spoonful of Walnut Cream and any other desired garnishes.