Asian Turkey Meatballs w/Sesame Dipping Sauce

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Asian Turkey Meatballs w/Sesame Dipping Sauce
Sun, 03-25-2012 - 7:37pm
Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame Dipping Sauce

Makes 12 large or 30 appetizer size meatballs


  • ¼ cup panko crumbs
  • 1¼ lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely grated
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 green onions, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Dipping Sauce:

  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 green onion, finely minced

Preheat oven to 500ºF.

In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the meatballs and mix with your hand until well combined.

For larger, dinner size meatballs, shape ¼ cup of meat mixture at a time into a ball and transfer to a baking dish or sheet pan that's been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake until cooked through, approximately 15 minutes.

For appetizer size meatballs, use a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon size portion and shape into meatballs approximately 1-inch in diameter. Bake until cooked through, about 10 minutes.

While meatballs are in the oven, whisk the dipping sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.

When the meatballs are done, transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with about 1 tablespoon of the dipping sauce. Serve the meatballs with the remaining sauce.

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