Pork mince herbs and spices.

terraalba, Nov 26, 10:50pm
Want to make some mini patties from pork mince to go in a satay sauce. What herbs and spices should I add to the meat please?

davidt4, Nov 26, 11:01pm
Most satays are made with small cubes of meat, not minced meat, but here's a delicious one from Bali that uses minced pork.

Balinese Satay

12 – 16 pieces

4 shallots
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp chilli flakes
5 tab thick coconut cream
3 tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 cloves
4cm cinnamon stick
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp tumeric
1cm galangal
½ tsp white pepper
4 cm lemongrass
2 tsp shrimp paste
2 tab oil

2 tab oil
1 tsp salt
450g minced pork
juice 1 lime

Pulverise paste ingredients, fry in 2 tab oil until fragrant.Add salt and cool.

Mix paste with pork and lime juice, form into sausages around satay sticks.


terraalba, Nov 26, 11:29pm
Thanks I have most of those ingredients. So will try this.

karenz, Nov 27, 12:17am
If you are putting into satay sauce I don't think you need to add any herbs or spices to the pork, maybe a little precooked finely chopped onion for a bit more body but I would just roll the pork into small balls, brown in peanut oil first then add.

terraalba, Sep 9, 4:06am
No I had some pork mince to use up and since Satay sauce is low carb and hubby is a diabetic I thought I would turn the mince into patties and add them to satay sauce and the vesges. I wanted some complementary flavourings to go into the mince. A kind of delicate but distinguishing flavour to not conflict with the satay sauce.