Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Asian Turkey Meatballs With Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

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Once again, Asian flavors came into play during dinner. I think sesame oil is one of the best Asian flavors out there. I use it in the Sesame Noodles I make, and those are undoubtedly one of our favorite meals. So the use of that in these meatballs in addition to scallions, soy sauce and fresh cilantro makes them have amazing flavor.

I love that they're made with turkey and that they're mixed with so many intense flavors that all really stand out. The dipping sauce has a great tang from the lime and also makes them really fun and different. I actually doubled the sauce recipe and tossed half of it with some steamed green beans. It made a great side dish! You can also make these a little smaller and serve them as an appetizer with toothpicks. Enjoy!
Printable Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1-1/4 lbs (20 oz.) 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
Lime Dipping Sauce:
  • 4 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 fresh scallion, chopped
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. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

For the dipping sauce mix together lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons 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.

Source: Skinny Taste

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