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Thai Coconut Meatballs

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  1. hertamaniac

    hertamaniac Give me 95 degrees everyday

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    Decided today to try at Cap'n Cooks at the Poly. Wow....are they really good and filling. Reasonable price too for ~$10.50.

    Anyone else try them? Anyone try to make at home?
     
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  2. _auroraborealis_

    _auroraborealis_ I like marshmallows. And adult beverages.

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    I have the recipe, actually. I can post tomorrow.
     
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  4. clayfolks

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    Please. That would be lovely!
     
  5. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Post hoc, ergo propter hoc

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    Okay, it's tomorrow. Impatiently ;) waiting for recipe...
     
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  6. _auroraborealis_

    _auroraborealis_ I like marshmallows. And adult beverages.

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    Captain Cooks
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    Thai Coconut Meatballs

    Coconut Cream Sauce

    20 Oz Diced Tomato (canned)
    12 Oz Brown Sugar
    12 Fluid oz. Chicken Stock
    1 Fluid oz. Lemon Juice
    1 Fluid oz. Key Lime Juice
    32 Fluid oz. Coconut Milk
    12 Fluid oz. Heavy Cream
    2 Fluid oz. Fish Sauce

    Meatball Mix

    1 lb. Ground Beef (80/20)
    2 ea. Whole Eggs
    3 oz. Bread Crumbs
    2 Oz "Garlic Chili Sauce

    Mix all ingredients for meatball mix together.
    Portion out into 3 oz meatballs.
    Cook at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155.
    Drain tomatoes from can.
    Bring tomatoes, brown sugar, chicken stock, lemon and lime juice to a boil and reduce.
    Once reduced, add coconut milk and fish sauce, and reduce.
    Add Heavy cream and reduce one last time until thick or you can use a cornstarch slurry to help thicken.
    With Meatballs cooked, drain any excess fat, and place meatballs in sauce and serve over rice.
     
  7. NYCANC

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    and they are gluten free :)
     
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  8. _auroraborealis_

    _auroraborealis_ I like marshmallows. And adult beverages.

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    Depends on the bread crumbs used.
     
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  9. amym2

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    Yum!! Had these at the Poly before Christmas and have been craving them ever since. I am going to make them!
     
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  10. hertamaniac

    hertamaniac Give me 95 degrees everyday

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    I might substitute turkey for the ground beef.
     
  11. _auroraborealis_

    _auroraborealis_ I like marshmallows. And adult beverages.

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    Yeah. The reason this seems legit to me is because the meatballs are really generic and can be prepped ahead. The sauce can be kept in a pot, ready to go.

    From a home perspective, the meatballs can be subbed turkey, made vegetarian, or made GF easily enough. I have doubts the sauce would go vegan well without a lot of tinkering.
     
  12. Dug720

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    They at least CAN make them gluten-free as they ARE on the allergy menu as safe for gluten allergies. Whether they make 2 separate versions or they just make them gf in general I don’t know. I just know they are listed as safe on the allergy menu.
     
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  13. mckennarose

    mckennarose Always planning the next trip.....

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    I'm definitely going to make this!
    Quick question:

    Is there a certain type of garlic chili sauce? I buy my ingredients (like thai curry paste and garlic chili paste) in Chinatown, Philadelphia and there are lots of garlic chili sauces and pastes. Am I looking for one with a lot of heat? Or more like siracha, with the sweetness?

    I've never had this dish and I'm not sure if the meatballs are supposed to be spicy hot or not.
     
  14. _auroraborealis_

    _auroraborealis_ I like marshmallows. And adult beverages.

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    I don't know what they use, but I suspect it's the sweeter variety based on how they tasted, KWIM? I've used the sweeter in mine. They're still trying to appeal to mass tastes.
     
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  15. Aimeedyan

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    I'm guessing they mean garlic chili paste but I'm not sure, either. 2 ounces of that is significant, though. If I recall, the meatballs had a bit of heat but it's pretty faint. When/if I make them, I was going to use the paste just to taste and see how that goes.
     
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  16. WDW_Ding

    WDW_Ding Ohana means family.

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    That is a lot of cream and coconut milk for one pound of meatballs! Wow!
     
  17. Owlpost23

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    That's a lot of liquid for a pound of meat.
     
  18. NYCANC

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    Unless they changed it- I was told by the manager there that they were made gf. I do not know if it has changed.
     
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  19. Dug720

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    Awesome! I haven't had them yet - just been researching my gf options for my upcoming trip!
     
  20. NYCANC

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    They were good- interesting flavor for me but my DH loved it. It's a good sized portion too.
     
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    Thanks! Good to know!
     

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