Friday, June 1, 2012

Spicy Chicken Balls with Asian Dipping Sauce

Ok you guys, here's a goodie for the weekend.  Promise to bring you some coastal decor next week, but for now we are talking food........again.   I thought you might like to see one of the recipes I submitted to the cook book, which we shot last Monday.

Every time I take these to a party I am asked for the recipe.  In future I'll be directing all enquiries to the blog.  Oh and if you want to see how easy the shell toothpicks are to make, go here

I got this gorgeous comment from Alison recently and it made my day.

"I've made about six of your recipes so far and they are just wonderful. I'm going to make the green prawn curry tonight. Your styling and ideas are so nice.  I really enjoy your blog (especially being a Northern Beaches girl) and thank you for inspiring me to cook, and style my house. You are inspiring."

Well thank you Alison for your kindness and generosity of spirit.  It is so appreciated.

Chicken Apricot and Macadamia Nut Bites

1 kg minced chicken thigh fillets ( Fat content is important.  I have made these with lean chicken mince and breasts and they work out too dry)
2 cups breadcrumbs
2 eggs
75g dried apricots finely chopped
100g macadamia nuts chopped
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon curry powder
½ bunch coriander leaves chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
½ teaspoon salt.

Preheat moderate oven to 200C.   Combine all ingredients.  Roll mixture into bite size balls. Place on baking trays lined with baking paper.  Bake for 15 -20 minutes, until golden brown. Makes about 50 balls 

Asian Dipping Sauce

2 tablespoons each of light soy sauce and lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh coriander
1 tablespoon fresh mint
2-3 tablespoon of Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce


  1. Delicious food and beautiful photos! Wishing I was there for leftovers...
    xo Cathy

  2. Everytime you post such delicious looking dishes
    I get hungry and I just ate.

  3. yum! i love that kind of thing.

  4. I can see people paying attention to this appetizer... the apricot and nuts should wake up their taste buds. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  5. I love macadamias in anything they would have to be my favourite nut!
    I am also a big fan of dried apricots- never would have thought to put them both in chicken together! Will definitely have to try this!

  6. Im a new follower! I love coastal designs!

  7. These sound delicious...will have to try! Thanks :) Laurel

  8. This sounds like a really yummy dish. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Yum they would make perfect party food. And I love how you've put the toothpicks in the shell, what a great idea I might have to steal that one :)

  10. These look absolutely delicious! It's interesting that you mention using chicken thighs. The dark meat always seems to have more flavor.
    Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  11. Looks SCRUMPTIOUS!!! Gotta try this recipe. Thank you for linking it up at our party (when you have a moment, please take the time to link back to the party, which I would so appreciate). We'll have a new party tomorrow, and FEATURES!


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