Hoisin Glazed Asian Turkey Meatballs with ginger, sesame and water chestnuts. The simple hoisin glaze is a mixture of hoisin sauce, lime and cilantro, and gives these lean appetizers a sweet and spicy kick! Serve them for a football snack or appetizer and watch them disappear!
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium Tamari or Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root, preferably grated with a rasp-style grater
- 1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek sauce (see *ingredient note) or 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 scallions, minced plus sliced scallion greens for garnish, divided
- 1 egg
- 20 ounces 90% lean ground turkey
- 1 cup panko
- 1/2 cup drained, finely chopped water chestnuts
- 1/2 cup purchased Hoisin Sauce (see *ingredient note)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves (coriander)
- 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- Black and/or white sesame seeds, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Whisk Tamari or soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and sambal or crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Add 2 minced scallions, egg, turkey, panko and water chestnuts and stir to combine.
- Drop turkey mixture by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet, gently re-shaping into ball shapes with moistened hands. Transfer to the oven. Bake until the meat is cooked through, 17 to 19 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes.
- Stir Hoisin sauce, cilantro and lime juice in a large bowl. Add half of the cooked meatballs and gently stir to coat. Transfer to a platter. Repeat with the remaining meatballs. Sprinkle with the remaining sliced scallions and sesame seeds and serve hot with toothpicks.
Ingredient Note: Sambal Oelek is available in the Asian section of large supermarkets, Asian markets and health food stores.
- Serving Size: 3 meatballs
- Calories: 140
- Fat: 7.2 grams
- Carbohydrates: 7 grams
- Protein: 12 grams