Pork Hemp-balls in Coconut Curry Sauce

We are not joking, presenting you a hemp-take on juicy pork meatballs, pan-seared and simmered in a rich coconut curry sauce laden with spices. Literally the perfect winter indulgent. You have done it again @hempconnect. 


Pork Hemp-balls

  • 500g free-range pork mince

  • 1 carrot, grated

  • 1 ½ tbsp fennel seeds

  • Pinch of chilli flakes

  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 1/3 cup ECS Botanics Hemp Hearts

  • 150ml coconut milk

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly

Curry Sauce

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds

  • 1 ½ tsp turmeric

  • 4 cardamom pods, cracked

  • 1 pinch cinnamon

  • 1 knob of ginger, thinly sliced

  • 2 dried chillis, whole

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 1 cup coconut milk


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan
  2. When hot add finely chopped onion, fennel seeds and garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper
  3. In a bowl, pad the mince out to edge of the bowl and add a pinch of salt and pepper
  4. Mix well and pad out again
  5. To the pan, add the chilli flakes to season the onions and cook for 2 minutes
  6. In a separate bowl, use the breadcrumbs to make a well and add in the coconut milk
  7. Combine breadcrumbs, ECS Botanics Hemp Hearts, grated carrot and coconut milk well and add to the mince bowl
  8. Add onions, garlic and chilli from the pan to the mince bowl
  9. Using your hands, combine the mixture
  10. Roll each small handful of mince into ping pong ball sizes
  11. Refresh the pan, add more olive oil and re-heat till hot
  12. Place meatballs around the edge of the pan, leaving space in the middle to add your sauce ingredients
  13. Add coriander seeds to the pan
  14. With the back of your knife, crack the cardamom pods
  15. Add the turmeric, cinnamon, dried chillis and ginger
  16. Flip your meatballs!
  17. Add stock, and bring to boil
  18. Once boiling, add coconut milk, the tops of the meatballs should just be popping out
  19. Mix gently to combine
  20. Bring to the boil, simmer gently for 8-10min

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