Honestly, we cook from Fine Cooking 3-4 times per week, on average, and are rarely disappointed. On hectic weeknights, a dish such as this one is a pleasant way to unwind once we both arrive home. There is lots of complex and warming flavor- just enough kick to provide that nice zing. Brown the meatballs really well and use a good red curry paste and coconut milk, as recommended. My husband doesn't care for peanut butter, but loves these meatballs.
This was disappointing. The sauce was heavy and dull. I added more red curry paste, but it didn't help.
delicious asian appetizer!!!
I made this with high hopes from the picture. In the end, I think I added too much peanut butter (and definitely too much salt). The flavors were muddled. The sauce broke as soon as it started to simmer, so I had to add a bit more peanut butter to smooth it out, but it was too thick in the end. I live in Poland, where good ground beef is a pain to find, so I used ground pork instead. The meatballs weren't particularly flavorful. If I make this again, I'll take a page from my Grandma's book and add garlic to the meatballs. On the whole, I think it's a recipe with potential, but I think I personally messed it up. I'm sure I'll try it again in the future.
How could you not like this recipe. I've served it many times and always receive rave reviews. Gloria Fleck
I was very disappointed with this recipe. The photo in the magazine looked so good; it prompted me to give it a try. I bought the red curry paste and coconut milk that I didn't have on hand, thinking I was going to be making something delicious. The meatballs are nothing but ground beef with salt and pepper...makes for little, no flavor, hockey pucks when cooked. My husband ate a couple of the meatballs and said "Don't make this again". The kids tasted the sauce and wouldn't try the meatballs. I had doubled this recipe and had to throw it all in the garbage. It was as waste of good ingedients.
A great way to use ground beef for a simple week night dinner. This a favorite of my three young boys. We eat it with rice and a steamed veggie.
I cheat and use frozen meatballs. The sauce is a nice combo of spicy, salty and sweet. A good make ahead appetizer.