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Shrimp Balls

with Plum and Chile Sauce
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Shrimp Balls

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Health Score:
7,7 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 5 min.
Preparation
Calories:
381
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Only good things for thyroid and immune system: Amazing how much protein, iodine and zinc fit into such small shrimp balls! Fat, on the other hand, is (almost) a no-no - if you hold back on the plum sauce, you will also save sugar calories.

The shrimp balls are suitable for many occasions: They taste solo as a starter or small Asian snack and can also make a delicious main course with braised paksoi or with rice. If you want it to go really quickly, just add a ready-made plum or chilli sauce.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie381 kcal(18 %)
Protein33 g(34 %)
Fat9 g(8 %)
Carbohydrates40 g(27 %)
Sugar added15 g(60 %)
Roughage3.5 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin E6.5 mg(54 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin10.2 mg(85 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate30 μg(10 %)
Pantothenic acid0.6 mg(10 %)
Biotin4.1 μg(9 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.3 μg(43 %)
Vitamin C10 mg(11 %)
Potassium554 mg(14 %)
Calcium183 mg(18 %)
Magnesium98 mg(33 %)
Iron4.1 mg(27 %)
Iodine197 μg(99 %)
Zinc4.5 mg(56 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.4 g
Uric acid118 mg
Cholesterol228 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
1 ½ pounds
Shrimp (Ready to cook)
2 tablespoons
2
2 sprigs
1
1 tablespoon
1 heaping tablespoon
Cornstarch (20 g)
1
little green Chile pepper
1 piece
Ginger root (About 50 g)
2
9 ounces
Plum butter (Glass)
4 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small skillet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Plate, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Fine grater, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Pot, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 possibly Garlic press

Preparation steps

1.
Shrimp Balls preparation step 1

Make a notch at the top of each shrimp and remove and discard the black vein. Rinse shrimp, pat dry, and chop very finely with a large knife.

2.
Shrimp Balls preparation step 2

Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet until light brown. Remove and let cool on a plate.

3.
Shrimp Balls preparation step 3

Wash, clean and chop green onions. Wash cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves off and chop finely. Wash lime, rub dry and finely grate peel.

4.
Shrimp Balls preparation step 4

Mix shrimp with sesame seeds, onions, cilantro, lime zest, sesame oil and cornstarch. Season well with salt and pepper.

5.
Shrimp Balls preparation step 5

Scoop mixture into 16 teaspoon-sized servings and shape into balls. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

6.
Shrimp Balls preparation step 6

Meanwhile slice chile, remove seeds and chop finely.

7.
Shrimp Balls preparation step 7

Cut ginger into large pieces, press through garlic press and collect juice. If garlic press is unavailable, peel and finely grate ginger, then squeeze firmly in palm, collecting juice in a small bowl.

8.
Shrimp Balls preparation step 8

Peel garlic and chop finely. Stir in chile, ginger juice, plum jam, soy sauce and cinnamon.

9.
Shrimp Balls preparation step 9

In a pot, bring 2 liters of water to a boil; salt lightly. Turn off the stove, add the shrimp balls and let cook 3-5 minutes. With a skimmer, lift out shrimp balls, drain well and serve with sauce.