These spicy meatballs are loved by all, the fish sauce is a true background ingredient, but can be omitted if desired
Grilled Spicy Pork Meatballs with Nuoc Cham
Soak skewers if using wooden ones.
Finely grate ginger and 4 garlic cloves into medium bowl.
add salt, 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/4 chili paste, 1 dash XXX sauce, 2 Tbsp fish sauce, and 2 tsp sugar
Add pork and mix well with your hands
Form pork mixture into 20 oblong shaped balls.
Let chill 15 min
Place 2 balls onto each pair of skewers.
grill until charred and just cooked through.
remove to pan and cover with foil for sauce whisk lime juice, 1 Tbsp cilantro, 2 tsp chili past,1 dash XXX sauce, 2 Tbsp fish sauce, 2 tsp sugar, and 2 Tbsp warm water
grate remaining garlic clove int Nuoc Cahm and stir
Traditional version of Pozole, made with whole-kernel hominy. We use pork to enhance the flavor
Combine pork, salt and water in medium pot.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer gently until barely tender, about 20 minutes.
Remove from heat, let pork cool in liquid.
Drain still warm liquid into bowl, and set meat aside.
Put ancho chilies into cooking liquid,and soak for 20 minutes.
put chilies and liquid into blender, add garlic, oregano, and scotch bonnet sauce, puree until smooth.
In dutch oven over med-high, warm oil.
Add onion and saute until golden 10 minutes.
Add chili puree, hominy, and stock. (add more stock if needed for soup like consistency.
Stir in pork.
Bring mixture to a boil, reduce to low and simmer uncovered until tender 30 min.