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Thai Shrimp Balls

with Papaya and Bell Pepper Salad
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Thai Shrimp Balls

Thai Shrimp Balls - Flavorful Shrimp paired with a surprisingly bold salad

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Health Score:
93 / 100
40 min.
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Nutritional values

These protein-rich shrimp balls cover half of your daily requirement of iodine. This mineral is essential for the work of the thyroid gland. Papaya and paprika also strengthen the immune system and the Asian spices and herbs stimulate the metabolism and digestion.

If you are not a fan of mint, simply exchange the herb for cilantro or parsely. 

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie199 cal.(9 %)
Protein20 g(20 %)
Fat9 g(8 %)
Carbohydrates8 g(5 %)
Sugar added1 g(4 %)
Roughage3.5 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.4 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E6.8 mg(57 %)
Vitamin K18.3 μg(31 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin6.2 mg(52 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate23 μg(8 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin5 μg(11 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.8 μg(27 %)
Vitamin C116 mg(122 %)
Potassium467 mg(12 %)
Calcium76 mg(8 %)
Magnesium74 mg(25 %)
Iron2.5 mg(17 %)
Iodine117 μg(59 %)
Zinc2.4 mg(30 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.9 g
Uric acid79 mg
Cholesterol133 mg
Complete sugar8 g
Development of this recipe:


12 ozs shrimp (without shell, each about 1oz.)
1 egg
1 shallot
1 pc fresh ginger
1 green chili pepper
½ Papaya
1 red Bell pepper
1 Red onion
1 small garlic clove
1 Lime
1 Tbsp Thai fish sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp honey
3 Tbsps Canola oil
3 sprigs mint
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

1 non-stick Skillet, 1 Bowl, 1 Plate, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Food processor, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Fork

Preparation steps

Thai Shrimp Balls preparation step 1

Devein shrimp, rinse and pat dry. Separate egg (save egg yolk for another use). Place shrimp and egg white in a food processor or mini chopper and process until smooth.

Thai Shrimp Balls preparation step 2

Peel shallot and ginger and finely chop; Cut chile pepper in half, remove the seeds, rinse and finely chop. Mix everything thoroughly with the ground shrimp. Season with salt and pepper. Chill.

Thai Shrimp Balls preparation step 3

Core and peel papaya. Cut bell peppers into quarters, remove seeds and rinse. Peel the red onion. Cut all into thin strips.

Thai Shrimp Balls preparation step 4

Peel the garlic and chop finely. Cut lime in half and squeeze. Mix 2 tablespoons juice with garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce and honey in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon oil, papaya, bell pepper and onion strips and mix well. Rinse mint, shake dry, pluck leaves, coarsely chop and mix into the salad. Let stand 25 minutes and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Thai Shrimp Balls preparation step 5

Meanwhile, shape shrimp mixture into small balls and place them on a plate. Heat the remaining oil in a non-stick skillet and fry the shrimp balls on all sides over medium heat, 4-5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Place salad on plates and serve with the shrimp balls.