Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Asian Turkey Meatballs

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 sauteed some green beans. 

Makes 12 meatballs; Serving size 3 meatballs (229.1 calories)

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 oil

Lime 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.

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.

For my green beans I just sauteed them in a pan with olive oil, minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Once the beans were cooked but still slightly crunchy I added lemon juice and toasted slivered almonds.

Last, we washed it all down with some delicous Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon. I never used to drink red wine before I tried this kind!


  1. this meal was DELISH! i will dream about those meatballs. thanks for cooking, em. :)

  2. Thanks LeeAnna! I'm already looking forward to next Tuesday :)

  3. yum sounds good! i saw recipe in an appetizer magazine sara got for mediterranean meatballs i want to try.