Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Dipping Sauce

Halloween was a major success. I trained my kids well. They know what chocolate I like and tried to get it for me (Twix, Almond Joy, Butterfinger Snackers).
My three boys can easily be categorized according to their candy consuming behavior:

The Statistician: My oldest son rarely eats candy, he just likes to collect it. He knows exactly how many pieces of candy he scored and counts it daily. I’ve offered to trade his loot for money or a surprise. No go. He just wants to hoard it and count it. Which makes it hard for me to sneak a piece.
The Inhaler: We never got an accurate count of my middle son’s candy because he ate it from house to house as he collected it. Which I didn’t mind because he weighs about 2 pounds and could really use all the calories he can get. He only eats chocolate and gave all his “candy” to the Swiper.
The Swiper: My 2 year old who doesn’t discriminate who he steals candy from. He finds pieces of candy stashed in incredible hiding places and raids his brother’s stashes while they’re at school much to the Statistician‘s dismay. Is known to slam his candy against the bathroom door while I’m showering and demand, “Open? Mommy! Open?! Open?! Candy…open?!’

If I were to be categorized, I definitely would be a mix between the Inhaler and the Swiper. But now, I’m soooo over candy. I don’t want to see it, I don’t want to eat it…I just want it to be gone.

Feeling the need for something healthy, I headed over to Skinny Taste and found these Asian Turkey Meatballs. We rarely do Asian food in our house but I really liked these. I made some smaller ones for my kids and let them use toothpicks to eat them. I served it with brown rice and green beans.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Dipping Sauce

Yield: 12 meatballs

Serving Size: 3 meatballs

Calories per serving: 229.1

Ingredients

    Meatballs:
  • 1/4 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1-1/4 lbs (20 ounces) 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Lime Dipping Sauce:
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 chopped fresh scallion

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Mix ground turkey, panko, egg, salt, scallions, ginger, cilantro, 1 tbsp soy sauce, and 2 tsp oil and mix with your hands until combined well. Shape 1/4 cup meat mixture into a ball and transfer to a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  3. For the dipping sauce mix together lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 1 teaspoon of oil in a bowl. Add scallions.
  4. Transfer meatballs to a serving dish. Stir sauce, then drizzle meatballs with 1 tablespoon sauce.
  5. Serve meatballs with remaining sauce, about 1 tbsp per person. You probably won't use all the dipping sauce.

Notes

Source: SkinnyTaste

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  1. Love Skinny Taste!! I always go there when I’m craving something healthier :)

    I’d have to say I identify most with The Inhaler. Smart kid.

  2. Haha! Love the description of your kiddos! Thanks for sharing a healthy recipe, I’m glad I’m not the only one who needs it right now!

  3. I love meatballs, and having an asian zing to them would be so fun! My husband is an Inhaler, too! Makes my stashing all that more difficult! :)

  4. I love the descriptions of the kids! Does your statistician make bar graphs of his candy?

    I used to line up all my tootsie rolls of different flavors and compare. I would also do this with all the fun size candy bars, and pretty much anything that had a comprable shape to make a nice bar.

    No surprise- I work in math now… (But didn’t really like math in school- but Halloween bar graphs were my favorite!)

  5. I love the description of your kids. I laughed when I read about swiper! :)

  6. Yum. A great halfway between kid food and grown up food!

  7. Wow these look delicious!! I just forwarded on the recipe to my friends and we are talking about making them next week already :)

  8. I’m thinking these will be a great addition to the Christmas Eve spread we do with my mom! YUM!

  9. I never make Asian food either. These look tasty though! Could be fun little appetizers too.

  10. Your candy descriptions for your kids were too funny. Thanks for this recipe! I don’t make a lot of Asian food either, but these sound easy and delicious. Bookmarking!

  11. Love Skinnytaste’s recipes – Asian Meatballs sounds awesome to me – and I bet they taste great over rice with some of the lime dipping sauce over top…yum!

    Funny on the Halloween candy categories:-)

  12. These sound great! I will def have to bookmark this… my BF needs to eat more turkey and less ground beef all the time, and these sound like the perfect way to get him started :)

  13. oh wow! i just love these type of food!

  14. These look so good! Though my father isn’t a fan of ground turkey, I just may have to make these for supper one night soon. I think even I can have them while I’m low-carbing. If I make them, would you mind if I link to you from my site? Also, are you still open to girl name suggestions? If so, Leora Kate has always sounded like such a pretty name to me and was a close second when we named our daughter.

  15. @Becky,
    I’m always open for name suggestions so thank you! Feel free to link them…if you like them:)

  16. I made these for a dinner party this weekend. They were a huge hit! Thanks for another great recipe.

  17. What is the difference between Panko and bread crumbs? Could I just use bread crumbs?

  18. Oh dang, these look and sound really tasty. And I just so happen to have a package of ground turkey sitting in my fridge just waiting to be used. I think I know what I’ll be making tonight. What side dish did you serve them with? It looks really delicious.
    P.S. I was definitely the Statistician when I was a kid. I never ate the candy, but kept it well hidden in the depths of my closet. My mom would always get mad when she would clean my room and find 9 month old Halloween candy in one of my pillowcases.

  19. Your kids sound adorable and each with their own little personality! I love this recipe and am going to try it as soon as I can! Looks great!

  20. @The Carrs,
    Panko breadcrumbs are a Japanese bread crumb that is bigger and crunchier. You could use regular breadcrumbs but if you ever have the chance you will love the Panko breadcrumbs.

  21. Thanks for your terrific recipes. I’d love to know how you make brown rice – mine always comes out crunchy and blah.

  22. YUM!! The brown rice looks amazing too, did you add anything to it or is it just plain old brown rice?

  23. @Melissa,
    I used a recipe from Skinny Taste for Fried Brown Rice here: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/05/brown-fried-rice.html

  24. This is a terrific recipe – thank you so much for sharing. I used a baked brown rice recipe from Food Network which was easy and very tasty.

  25. Made these tonight for my husband and loved them! Just recently found your website and can’t stop looking at all the GREAT recipes. Can’t wait to try them! Thank you for your dedication!

  26. I included your awesome recipe in a recipe round up on my blog today. :)
    Saturday Link List: the March recipe edition

  27. This was FABULOUS!

  28. Of course, I found my way to you through a Pin, but one really can’t just go to a blog without checking out more stuff. Your recipes look fabulous and I can’t wait to try them but I had to write bc I too, have 3 sons and my older two are VERY SIMILAR, EERILY SIMILAR to your two older children. My oldest son used to exchange his bills that he received as gifts for coins so that he had “more money.” My second does the same with the candy and everything else he can get his hands on. Good thing he is a swimmer and swims 2 hours a night now at practice. My youngest just forgets everything, so he wouldn’t think to swipe the candy from anyone else and probably forgot that he even collected any.

    Thanks for sharing your story about your kids. It reminded me of the fun we have had some Halloweens. Mine are 15, 14 and 12 now and I miss the days when life was simple. (They are more fun as teens, but life is busier than I thought possible.)

    Thanks for the recipes and I can’t wait to try them!

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Thank you! How funny that we have similar stories! I’m a little scared that life gets busier. I can’t imagine…

  29. I’ve never thought to make them with an asian twist! love it :)