turkey meatballs - with an Asian twist
Recipe type: appetizer
Cuisine: Thai
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Serves: 4
These meatballs are perfect for an informal gathering. And don’t worry about making a mess…you won’t be the only one!
  • 453g (1 lb) ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced lemongrass, white portion only
  • 2 tablespoons coriander (cilantro) chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • ¼ cup oil
  • lettuce leaves
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  1. Preheat an oven to 350f. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the turkey, soy sauce, fish sauce, lemongrass, cilantro, ginger and garlic. Mix well. Roll the meat mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a platter.
  3. In a frying pan heat oil over medium heat. Add meatballs and fry. Turn to brown evenly on all sides, about 5 minutes total. Drain on paper towels. Place meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Arrange a platter with lettuce leaves and place warm meatballs on top. Sprinkle with green onions and squeeze lime over. Serve immediately.
The Culinary Chase’s Note: Boston or baby Romaine lettuce works well here or you can use large basil leaves. Enjoy!
Recipe by The Culinary Chase at https://theculinarychase.com/2015/06/turkey-meatballs-with-an-asian-twist/