Asian Turkey Meatball

This awesome meatball recipe is from Gina’s skinny recipe (kudos to Gina). These Asian inspired meatballs combine sesame oil, soy sauce with fresh cilantro and scallions. The dipping sauce has a delicious tangy lime flavor mixed with sesame and scallions.  It’s a wonderful thing to make to serve as a appetizer, side dish or compliment with a meal. We really enjoyed this especially since it really is a lighter alternative guilt free recipe and hope you like this too.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup whole wheat panko crumbs

1-1/4 lbs  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

2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

2 tsp sesame oil or hot sesame oil

1 tbsp fresh lime juice

1 tbsp water

1 chopped fresh scallion

Directions:

Note – Preheat oven to 350°F.

1. Cut up all the scallion, garlic and ginger, then set it aside for later.

2. 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.

3. Bake until the meatball is cooked through, with aluminum foil on covering it for the first 20 minutes and broil it for another 5 minutes to give it some nice added color.

4. For the dipping sauce mix together lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a bowl. Add scallions.

5. Transfer meatballs to a serving dish. Stir sauce, then drizzle meatballs with 1 tablespoon sauce.

We ended up using all the dipping sauce because it was that good! Enjoy.

Asian Turkey Meatball

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

1/4 cup whole wheat panko crumbs

1-1/4 lbs 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

2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

2 tsp sesame oil or hot sesame oil

1 tbsp fresh lime juice

1 tbsp water

1 chopped fresh scallion

Directions:

Note - Preheat oven to 350°F.

1. Cut up all the scallion, garlic and ginger, then set it aside for later.

2. 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.

3. Bake until the meatball is cooked through, with aluminum foil on covering it for the first 20 minutes and broil it for another 5 minutes to give it some nice added color.

4. For the dipping sauce mix together lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a bowl. Add scallions.

5. Transfer meatballs to a serving dish. Stir sauce, then drizzle meatballs with 1 tablespoon sauce.

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6 Responses to “Asian Turkey Meatball”

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    Maureen — July 12, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    This is a bunch of beautiful meatballs. I love that top photo! They look delicious.
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    • Jerry Ko — August 2nd, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

      As great as they look in the photos, I can assure you they are even better to eat :)

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    Raymund — July 27, 2011 @ 3:59 am

    Those meatballs looks so yummy and juicy!
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    • Jerry Ko — August 2nd, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

      Raymund, they certainly are even without the dipping sauce but I recommend having the dipping sauce since it just enhances the meatballs so much more.

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    JaneG — October 1, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    I get daily emails from “Gina’s Skinny Recipes” for healthy recipes that are Weight Watcher friendly and don’t use artificial ingredients to do so. My daughter sent me your website address to check out the ingredients in Trader Joe’s Queso Cheese Dip (recommended by Laaloosh) which is VERY low in points – actually 0 Pts+ for 2 tablespoons, right up there with Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges for good taste for the least amount of calories. I want to maintain my healthy, really-good-tasting-food-but-lower-in-calories way of eating after I’ve reached my goal with Weight Watchers, so I’m grateful for all the help I can. I am definitely a “Good Food Lover” and I am glad to add your site to my list of helpful sites :-)

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    Megan — November 7, 2011 @ 1:37 am

    These meatballs look terrific! I bet the dipping sauce really enhanced the flavor too. I love Gina’s recipes. Your blog is great, I’ll definitely add it to my reading list.
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