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Monday, May 7, 2012

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

I was a little bit skeptical about this recipe at first because I know how strong sesame oil and soy sauce can get, but the lime juice really offset both beautifully and came together in a wonderful meal that our whole family loved. Even my baby!

We actually used ground pork instead of turkey (turkey is so hard to come by) and our oven doesn't go up to 500 degrees so we just set it at 475. I am happy to report that everything still worked out just fine.

I don't know that I would say that this is my favorite meatball recipe. It is hard to compare with our beloved SWEDISH MEATBALLS or the CRANBERRY SAUERKRAUT MEATBALLS but it was a yummy and easy recipe.

I have found that using an ice cream scoop makes forming the meatballs MUCH easier. You just scoop it up and plop it in!

This recipe and the picture are courtesy of the wonderful site Skinny Taste and can be found at this link HERE.

Asian Turkey Meatballs With Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce
From Skinny Taste
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes

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

·         1/4 cup panko crumbs
·         1-1/4 lbs 93% lean ground turkey (we only used 1 lb. Still delicious!)
·         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 tbsp 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.

Makes 12 meatballs.

*When she says 1 tablespoon of sauce she isn’t kidding. This dipping sauce is strong and a little goes a long way!

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