Grilled Monkey Balls Print Email

Don’t be silly, there is no monkey in these meatballs, rather, they’re made with a mixture of ground meats - a Southeast Asian classic.

8 ounces lean ground pork
8 oz ground turkey or chicken
1 TBS fish sauce
2 T Maggi sauce
1/2 small onion, minced
2-3 tsp minced garlic
2-3 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 – 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper, optional
1/2 cup panko – as needed

Place the ground meats in a large bowl, blend in the fish sauce through crushed red pepper, if using. Blend in most of the panko, adding more if needed to create a meatball or meatloaf texture. Shape into 1-inch meatballs and set aside in the refrigerator to marinate until ready to cook.

Thread onto skewers, separated by bits of green onion and red pepper if desired. Mist with oil and grill over a direct flame until done, about 10 minutes – Chef Michaelangelo (mick) Rosacci, --