I was reading one of my favorite blogs, The Girl Who Ate Everything, and I found this recipe for Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Dipping Sauce. I thought they would be a really great meal to make for our Tuesday girls night and I was right…They were a huge hit! I served them on top of brown rice and sautéed some green beans.
Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything:
Makes 12 meatballs; Serving size 3 meatballs (229.1 calories)
Asian Turkey Meatballs
- 1/4 cup Panko crumbs (I didn’t have Panko so I just used regular breadcrumbs)
- 1-1/4 lbs (20 ounces) 93% lean ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced (I bought minced ginger from the grocery store)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 scallions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oilLime Dipping Sauce
- 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 chopped fresh scallion
Preheat oven to 500°F.[br][br]
- Mix ground turkey, panko, egg, salt, scallions, ginger, cilantro, 1 tbsp soy sauce, and 2 tsp oil and mix with your hands until combined well.
- Shape 1/4 cup meat mixture into a ball and transfer to a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
For the dipping sauce mix together lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 1 teaspoon of oil in a bowl. Add scallions.
Transfer meatballs to a serving dish. Stir sauce, then drizzle meatballs with 1 tablespoon sauce. Serve meatballs with remaining sauce.
Last, we washed it all down with some delicious Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon. I never used to drink red wine before I tried this kind!
3 thoughts on “Asian Turkey Meatballs”
this meal was DELISH! i will dream about those meatballs. thanks for cooking, em. 🙂
Thanks LeeAnna! I’m already looking forward to next Tuesday 🙂
yum sounds good! i saw recipe in an appetizer magazine sara got for mediterranean meatballs i want to try.