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Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

I found this recipe on Skinnytaste that looked too good to resist. We all (kids included) thought they tasted great and my husband couldn’t get enough of the dipping sauce. My kids especially liked that I served them with little forks inserted… it made them more fun to eat. I served these meatballs with a sweet and tangy slaw (recipe to post tomorrow) that was delicious.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

How to Make Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

Combine the soy sauce, lime juice, water, sesame oil, green onion, and honey together in a dish. Whisk until well combined; set aside.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.  Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine the ground turkey, egg, green onion, cilantro, ginger, garlic, panko, soy sauce, sesame oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a large bowl.  Gently mix the ingredients until well combined.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

Shape 1/4 cup of mixture into a ball then place into the baking dish.  Repeat with the remaining meat mixture.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

Place the meatballs into the oven and bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.  Serve immediately along with the dipping sauce.  Enjoy.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

 

 

 

Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

Asian Turkey Meatballs with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 12
Author: Pam / For the Love of Cooking

Equipment

  • Baking Tray or Baking Dish

Ingredients

Dipping Sauce:

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp honey to taste
  • 1 scallion chopped

Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup of fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp scallion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • ¼ cup of panko crumbs
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine the soy sauce, lime juice, water, sesame oil, green onion, and honey together in a dish. Whisk until well combined; set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Combine the ground turkey, egg, green onion, cilantro, ginger, garlic, panko, soy sauce, sesame oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a large bowl. Gently mix the ingredients until well combined.
  • Shape 1/4 cup of mixture into a ball then place into the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining meat mixture.
  • Place the meatballs into the oven and bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately along with the dipping sauce. Enjoy.
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  1. Oh, Pam…these look SO delicious, and how cute are they? My family loves Asian flavors, and I know we will love these! I can’t to wait for you to post the slaw that you served with them. I want to make the whole meal! 🙂

  2. This looks great! And your presentation is super cute!

    Your recipe doesn’t seem to mention it, but I see an egg in there for binding, right?

  3. Love the little forks! Can you believe my Italian husband doesn’t like meatballs? The only time he’ll eat them is if I slice them thin and put them on a pizza.

    I’ll have to make these for me and my SIL though! 😀

  4. Hi Pam. I wanted to let you know that I made your cilantro lime chicken tacos last week and they were such a HUGE hit. My kids begged for a third taco. I’m actually making them again this week for my daughter’s sleepover. I posted the recipe on my blog today, with a shoutout and link to you and your site. My photo isn’t the greatest as I was having a difficult time photographing those darn tacos, plus I was super hungry and just wanted to get in a photograph at that point before the taco’s got cold. Anyway, thanks for another wonderful recipe.
    xoxo,
    Jackie

  5. What I want to know is, where do you buy the gallon/half-gallon jug of soy-sauce? Was that a gift from Kikhoman? ‘Cause I like it!

  6. These sound awesome! Sometimes my bf and I don’t feel like a proper dinner and like to munch on stuff instead…how neat would it be to come over with a bunch of these little Asian meatballs?! The forks are adorable too – my mom always makes fun of me for eating my meatballs that way but now I know I’m not alone 🙂

  7. I never turn my oven on to 500 that’s just dangerous in my hous with pets that can’t stand any trace if fumes from the oven. Can you suggest a lower temperature and longer cooking time please?

  8. Hi Pam
    I am having a rather elegant buffet for a author visiting out book club meeting. I want to seve your Asian meatballs however, to me Turkey even with all the great ingredients in them, turkey to me has no taste.
    I am going to use ground pork. My question is have you ever made the meatballs ahead, froze then?
    If so how did you heat them after.
    Thank you and I would appreciate your ideas or opinion.
    Carmella

    1. Christine,

      500 degrees is correct. Yes, it’s high but the high temp will help caramelize the outside of the meatball and cook it quickly without drying it out.

      Pam