Sunday, April 17, 2011

Asian turkey meatballs with lime sesame dipping sauce

Add "meatballs" to "tuna noodle casserole" and "mushrooms of all kinds" on the list of foods I never thought I'd like but now I love.

Original here. I stir-fried a bunch of vegetables separately and tossed them with the leftover dipping sauce.
  • 1/4 cup panko crumbs
  • 1-1/4 lbs 93% lean ground turkey [I used ground chicken]
  • 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 [I think I doubled this because it didn't seem like enough sauce]
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice [I just squeezed a whole lime]
  • 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. 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. Chances are you won't use all the dipping sauce.

Servings: 4 • Size: 3 meatballs • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 229.1 • Fat: 11.1 g • Carbs: 8.5 g • Protein: 24.3 g

1 comment:

Alissa said...

Yum. Meatballs of all kinds are delicious. I love ham balls with an apricot bbq glaze... I know you won't eat ham balls, but I bet that same kind of BBQ-apricot sauce would be good with turkey meatballs, too. Yum. I'll have to try these soon. Just a few more days of no-meat-eating. :)