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These Asian-inspired meatballs are a nice departure from their Italian cousins. Easy, quick, and super filling, these meatballs are a great make-ahead meal for the week. Just reheat at the end of a long day and add the luscious sauce. Another option would be to make a Bahn Mi sandwich by adding some cucumber, cilantro, basil, mint, shredded carrots, and Sriracha mayonnaise on a crusty baguette.


  • Makes 6 to 8 Servings, or 12 to 16 balls
  • What You’ll Need:
  • 1 lb. of ground turkey (I use dark meat)
  • ¾ cup of panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger, approximately 1 inch of ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons of finely minced lemongrass, 1 stalk
  • 2 limes, zested
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
  • ¾ teaspoon of ground pepper
  • About ½ cup of olive oil
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons of red curry paste (I use Masri brand)
  • 1 small shallot, sliced or minced


  • What to Do:
  • 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2. In a large bowl combine turkey, panko, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, lime zest, egg, salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands, making sure everything is well incorporated.
  • 3. Shape the mixture into golf ball sized small meatballs. Place meatballs on baking sheet and put in the oven for approximately 15 minutes.
  • 4. While the meatballs finish, place the onions in another small saucepan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Let onions soften while continuously stirring for about 5 minutes. Add curry paste and continue to stir for about 2 minutes or until the mixture becomes fragrant.
  • 6. Add the coconut milk and stir to incorporate the curry. Season with salt and pepper to taste and let simmer and thicken for 10 minutes.
  • 7. Serve meatballs over rice, rice noodles, or pasta with drizzled sauce and a fresh herb garnish: dress cilantro, mint, and basil with a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper.

Categories: Asian  Main Dish 

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