Asian Meatballs

Posted by Brette in Food

This looked like a fun recipe from Food Network Magazine (and funnily enough, there’s also one in Everyday Food this month, but the FN one just looked better to me). This is super, super simple yet full of flavor and is a totally nontraditional Asian dish that you will love. I’ve tweaked the original recipe a bit to fit my needs, but didn’t have to do too much to it.

1 slice whole wheat bread

1 1/2 tbsp milk

1 tsp soy sauce

1 lb ground turkey

1/2 can water chestnuts, chopped

3 scallions, with white chopped and green cut into 3 inch long thin pieces

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 tbsp grated fresh ginger

1 egg

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil

salt and pepper

1/2 cup hoisin sauce

1/2 cup mayo

2 tbsp lemon juice

4 individual sub rolls


Rip the bread into small pieces and pour milk and soy sauce over it. Meanwhile, mix the turkey with the scallion whites, garlic, ginger, water chestnuts, cilantro, 1 tsp sesame oil, salt and pepper. Then mix in the bread. Add some breadcrumbs if mixture is too wet to form into meatballs. Form into medium sized meatballs. Bake meatballs at 350 for 15 minutes.

Mix mayo, hoisin, lemon juice, and remaining 1/2 tsp sesame oil and spread on toasted sub rolls. Place meatballs on rolls and top with thinly sliced scallions.

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