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Thai Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy Thai turkey meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Thai turkey meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sherrycc

Makes 3 servings



light dinner From Kalyn's Kitchen http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/10/recipe-for-thai-inspired-turkey-mini.html

Recipe Ingredients for Thai turkey meatballs


Dressing:
1 t soy sauce
2 T rice vinegar
2 t sesame oil
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

Meatballs:
1 1/5 lb. ground turkey
1 tsp. garlic
1 T ginger root
1 T sesame oil
2 tsp. rice vinegar
1 tsp. soy sauce
3 tsp oil

Lettuce and garnishes:
1 small cucumber
3/4 cup mint leaves
6 lettuce leaves

Recipe Directions for Thai turkey meatballs

  1. Mix together the soy sauce (or fish sauce if you like), rice vinegar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes and let the dressing flavors blend while you make and cook the meatballs.

  2. Chop garlic and grate fresh ginger root, then add sesame oil, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Put ground turkey in a bowl, then use a large spoon to mix in the seasoning mixture. (The meat mixture is very soft. If you're not rushed for time I would chill the turkey mixture for 20-30 minutes before making the meatballs, or just make small patties instead of meatballs.)

  3. Heat 2 tsp. peanut or grapeseed oil in a large heavy frying pan, then use a tablespoon-sized measuring cup to scoop out turkey to make meatballs (or small patties), adding each one to the hot pan as you make them. Cook the meatballs in two batches so you don't crowd the pan, cooking each batch until the outside is lightly browned and they're cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. (I added the other tsp. of oil when I cooked the second batch.)

  4. While meatballs cook, wash and dry mint leaves (or chop cilantro) and cut the cucumber into thin slices, then slice into matchstick pieces. (You can also just chop the cucumber if you don't want to be that fancy.) Wash and dry lettuce leaves. (I used just the tender sweet inside leaves and saved the rest for salad.)

  5. When meatballs are done, make lettuce wraps by putting 2-3 meatballs inside a piece of lettuce, drizzling on sauce, and topping with cucumber and mint or cilantro. If you make this for a dinner party, it would be fun to let guests assemble their own, and I'm betting you won't have any leftovers!

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 345.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
342
Calories from Fat
134
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.9g
23%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
73mg
24%
Sodium
339mg
14%
Potassium
292mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
7.0g
2%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
44.0g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 7% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
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