Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Asian Turkey Meatballs

ahhh asia. i have no desire to go there but every desire to indulge in their cuisine. every. single. night. sushi, noodle bowls, stir-fry's, moo-goo this, moo-gah that....i seriously have an obsession with asian food. and since my hubs isn't so obsessed with it, i've had to learn to bring it to our dinner table so he has no choice but to eat it, smile like he likes it & then make a pb-bananna sammy after. kids these days...

in addition to my love of asian cuisine, is my love of meatballs. {mini meatball slidersmozzarella-stuffed meatballsitalian meatballsallison's meatballs.} so behold a combo of the asian meatball! these are great served alone as an appetizer, whipped up for a weekday snack or served in a bowl of asian noodle soup {more to come on that}!

{asian turkey meatballs} 

ingredients {in order of use}
*serves 6

  • 1 1/4 pound lean, ground turkey {not turkey breast-it will be too dry}
  • 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons egg white mixture {or 1 egg}
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 4 green onions, green parts chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 drops sesame oil {optional}

1. pre-heat oven to 475 degrees.

2. mix all ingredients & form into small meatballs. place in a greased baking dish {pyrex will work best}.

3. cook for 15 minutes, or until cooked through & the tops are starting to brown. enjoy with a soy dipping sauce...

{soy lime dipping sauce}

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions, chopped

1. mix all ingredients & drizzle over meatballs. serve extra dipping sauce at room temp. enjoy!

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