Sunday night’s dinner came together very quickly, which was exactly what I was hoping for.
I promised myself this weekend would be all about relaxing, catching up on the one million errands I had to do, and just straight up chilling.
It ended up being all about the one million errands I had to do.
Where the hell did the time go?
So by 5PM on Sunday night, all I wanted was food, food, and FOOD.
I was getting seriously hangry (definition: a state of severe hunger that leads to anger). AKA: Avoid me at all costs.
Travis and I were going to make a big batch of our beloved Turkey Meatballs, but I was even too impatient to let those simmer. So instead, we took an old Asian Turkey Burger recipe and adapted it to make little meatballs.
And a little dipping sauce to go along with them.
This dish would be a great appetizer to serve at a dinner party as your guests sip on a cold beer or glass of wine.
For me, it was perfectly satisfying for dinner – especially considering it all came together in under 30 minutes.
Asian Turkey Meatballs
1 lb. white ground turkey
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs (I used Ian’s Whole Wheat Panko)
2 scallions, chopped
1 Tablespoon sriracha
1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for more spice)
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Form the meatballs into 12 balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes on the middle rack of the oven. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and immediately remove the meatballs from the baking sheet onto a different plate or platter to prevent them from overcooking.
Serve hot with the dipping sauce (recipe below).
Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce
4 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh scallion
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce through the water. Sprinkle with the scallions and the sesame seeds.
*Dipping Sauce adapted from Skinny Taste