Thai Coconut Meatballs
Thai Coconut Meatballs

RECIPE: Taste the Island Life with Thai Coconut Meatballs from Captain Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is home to the best Counter Service on Walt Disney World Resort property. There, I said it. And you would be hard pressed to find a more delicious option than that of their house-made all-beef chili-garlic meatballs cooked in coconut cream… better known as the Thai Coconut Meatballs from Captain Cook’s.

Located on the ground level of the Great Ceremonial House (conveniently just a few stumbles away from Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto), Captain Cook’s is the expedient stop where savory meets satisfying. Whether you’re on the go or taking it slow, you will undoubtedly find a taste of island life in each and every decadent bite.

So, if you’re looking for a meal that’ll render your foodie friends utterly speechless… let’s get cookin’, Captain!

Thai Coconut Meatballs

THAI COCONUT MEATBALLS FROM CAPTAIN COOK’S AT DISNEY’S POLYNESIAN VILLAGE RESORT – INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup Sambal Oelek Ground Fresh Chili Paste
  • 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 10 oz of 100% Natural Chicken Broth
  • 1 Tbs 100% Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbs 100% Lemon Juice
  • 32 oz Silk Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tbs Canned Coconut Milk
  • 1 ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Fish Sauce
  • 1 ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream

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THAI COCONUT MEATBALLS FROM CAPTAIN COOK’S AT DISNEY’S POLYNESIAN VILLAGE RESORT – PREPARATION:

  1. Combined Ground Beef, Eggs, Breadcrumbs, Garlic Chili Sauce in a mixing bowl. Mix together.
  2. Form into round meatballs and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for roughly 20 minutes.
  4. While meatballs are baking, combine Diced Tomatoes, Brown Sugar, Chicken Stock, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice in a large sauce pan. Mix and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add Coconut Milk, Canned Coconut Milk, and Fish Sauce. Return to a boil.
  6. Lower heat to medium, add Heavy Cream. Keep an eye to be sure it doesn’t boil over!
  7. Take meatballs out of the oven. Let rest for 5 minutes. Drop meatballs into sauce and stir to coat.
  8. Serve by ladle over a bed of white rice. Don’t be shy with the sauce!
  9. Enjoy!

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Thai Coconut Meatballs

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Mandy, yes, that one
Mandy, yes, that one
4 months ago

Weekend project!

Mandy, yes, that one
Mandy, yes, that one
4 months ago

I put reviews on Twitter. Complete with photos. :)
I said…
Used Beyond Meat Crumbles, tofu, veg broth, vegan fish sauce (dulse, shiitake mushrooms, miso, tamari), & coconut cream substitutes.
The meatballs were flavorful but spicy & the sauce with rice is wonderfully unique. Reminds me of caramel in taste and smell.
Mahalo uni loa!!!

Shawn
Shawn
4 months ago

We made these tonight, absolutely incredible! A true coconut dream!

Mandy, yes, that one
Mandy, yes, that one
4 months ago

There was talk on Twitter that four cups of Silk coconut milk seems extreme. When I made this I ended up with about 11 cups of sauce. Is that what it’s supposed to be? I’ve never had the original dish to know what to expect.