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Learn How To Cook Tender Meatballs With Dragon Fruit
  • 20 Min. Prep
  • 15 Min. Cook
  • 2 Servings
  • 565 Calories

A juicy and tender Chinese style meatballs recipe that’s deliciously sweet thanks to the inclusion of dragon fruit and hawthorn juice. A combination of lean pork, shrimp, and Chinese mushroom give the dish well-rounded flavor, while hawthorn sauce and Knorr® Chicken Broth Mix contribute that extra-special touch. For a truly eye-catching meal, the emptied dragon fruit skin can be used to hold the meatball mix.

Ingredients
  • 1 piece small dragonfruit
  • 13 oz lean pork (ground)
  • 2 pieces Chinese mushroom, soaked and chopped
  • 4 1/2 oz shrimp, peeled and cleaned, chopped
  • 1 stalk green onion, chopped
  • Hawthorn sauce: 12 slices hawthorn, steamed, 1 tbsp ketchup, 1 tbsp sugar, dash of salt
  • Seasoning: 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 2 tsp cornstarch, 1/2 tsp Knorr® Chicken Broth Mix
Directions
1

Clean the dragon fruit, then cut it in half. Scoop out the flesh and make it into small balls.

2

Grind the shrimp, then add the minced pork. Throw in the green onion and Chinese mushroom, then stir in the seasonings. Make into meatballs that are a similar size to the dragon fruit balls.

3

Heat oil to 250-270F. Deep fry the meatballs until cooked through, then place on a dish and set to one side.

4

Steam the hawthorn until it melts, then pour into a wok. Add the seasoning ingredients and bring to the boil.

5

Mix the meatballs and dragon fruit into the mixture and stir well. Serve immediately.