Friday, December 2, 2011

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Dipping Sauce

Here's an easy weeknight meal you'll want to try soon. I've made turkey meatloaf and turkey meatballs several times, but never with an Asian twist. When I saw this recipe, I knew it was something we would love. Not only were the meatballs full of flavor, the lime dipping sauce was great, too. The soy sauce and lime make a perfect tangy combination. Another bonus with this recipe is that they are kid friendly (well, not to my kid yet, she is going through an incredbily picky stage. At least I hope it's a stage...a short one.), but I know they would be a hit with most kids. Make them bite-sized for the little ones and let them dip away. I served these with rice and asian roasted broccoli.

Source: Skinny Taste

Servings: 4 • Size: 3 meatballs • Calories: 229.1 • Fat: 11.1 g • Carbs: 8.5 g • Protein: 24.3 g
  • 1/4 cup panko crumbs
  • 1-1/4 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
Dipping Sauce
  • 4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp 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, about 1 tbsp per person. You probably won't use all the dipping sauce.

Makes 12 meatballs.


The Home Cook said...

I need to make these. I've had the recipe printed out for awhile and it sounds delicious.

How do you make your Asian broccoli?

Molly Jean said...

This sounds like a great change of pace! And I'm with you on the "picky phase"... promise me they'll out grow this, please?!!

Melissa said...

I made this broccoli - http://julieannerhodes.com/recipes/asian-style-roasted-broccoli

She also mentioned subbing green beans or asparagus for other variations.

oishiifood said...

Yum! This looks like a meal we'd love. Thanks for sharing!

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