Friday, June 4, 2021



It all started a couple of months ago when Seth and that i raced within the Spartan Race which I've talked a few bit here, then went bent eat together with his family at a Thai restaurant in Charlotte called Basil.


For the meatballs:

1.5 pounds lean ground pork

4 green onions, thinly sliced

1 tbsp finely chopped ginger

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce

1/2 teaspoon sriracha

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons juice (1 - 2 limes)

1 to 2 tablespoons sweet condiment (to coat the meatballs once cooked)

For the coleslaw:

1 14 ounces bagged coleslaw mix (the same as regular cabbage, purple cabbage, and carrots)

10 basil leaves, rolled and sliced

5 mint leaves, roll and slice

3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

1 purple onion , finely chopped

1/4 cup rice vinegar

5 teaspoons light mayonnaise

4 teaspoons sweet condiment

1 head crisphead lettuce or romaine lettuce (can be used for lettuce wraps)

Additional lime for garnish

Extra cilantro for garnish (optional)


1.Preheat your oven to 400 degrees

2.For the meatballs, mix all ingredients except the sweet condiment during a medium bowl by hand until well combined (pork, onion , ginger, garlic, fish sauce, sriracha, salt and lime juice)

3.Moisten a towel with oil (canola or copra oil works too) and wipe it over a baking sheet to grease it

4.Using about 1 tablespoon each of the meat mixture, form meatballs and place on a baking sheet

5.Cook the meatballs for quarter-hour or until they're completely cooked within the middle, turning once with a spatula

6.Meanwhile, prepare your coleslaw

7.In a medium arc, combine all of your coleslaw ingredients (coleslaw mix packet, basil, mint, cilantro and scallion)

8.To prepare your sauce, whisk together the rice vinegar, mayonnaise, and sweet condiment during a small bowl and pour over the coleslaw, stirring to mix .

9.Reserve until the meatballs are finished cooking

10.When the meatballs are cooked through, transfer to a bowl and drizzle with 1 to 2 tablespoons of sweet condiment (they should have a really thin layer)

11.To assemble, start with a cup of lettuce, add a stack of coleslaw with a spoon and top with three meatballs.

12.Garnish with a touch extra cilantro (optional) and a touch of lime (highly recommended!)

13.Note: if you do not want to affect lettuce wraps (it can get a touch messy!), just serve meatballs over coleslaw, squeeze juice over them and eat with a fork!