Asian Turkey Meatballs over Simple Sesame Noodles

Good morning!

I hope all of you had a very nice weekend.  This weekend in IL was only the SECOND weekend it hasn't snowed! I went out with the girlfriends and had a really nice time.

Mr. Charmer and I were craving some Asian food.  But there really aren't any "good" Chinese restaurants around.  There are a lot of them...just not good.  All the gravies look the same, and taste the same.

Asian Turkey Meatballs over Simple Seasame Noodles

 I headed over to my favorite foodie website, Skinny Taste, and found Asian Turkey Meatballs.  Gina was serving her's over zucchini noodles, but Mr. C. doesn't like zucchini.  So I scanned through Pinterest and found a recipe from The Pioneer Women, for Simple Sesame Noodles.

It sounded like it would make a good combination and it was!

The turkey meatballs were so good with a Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce and really complimented the Sesame Noodles.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Simple Sesame Noodles

Ummmmmm...both recipes were really easy and quick to make. Asian Turkey Meatballs over Simple Sesame Noodles were better than bad take-out any day!

[print_this]Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce
Gina's SkinnyTaste, Serving size: 4

1/4 cup panko crumbs (GF: make breadcrumbs from toaste GF bread)
1-1/4 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
1 large egg
1 tbsp ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 scallions, chopped
1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil

For the Dipping Sauce:
3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tbsp water
1 tbsp chopped fresh scallion

Preheat oven to 500°F.

In a large bowl combine the ground turkey, panko, egg, salt, scallions, ginger, cilantro, 1 tbsp of the soy sauce and 2 tsp sesame oil. Gently mix with your hands until combined well. Shape meatballs 1/4 cup in size and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake until cooked through and browned, about 15 to 18 minutes.
For the dipping sauce: mix the lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a bowl. Add the scallions and set aside.

Transfer the meatballs to a serving dish. Stir the sauce, then drizzle the meatballs with a little of the sauce. Serve the meatballs with the remaining sauce on the side.

Makes 12 meatballs.[/print_this]


Simple Sesame Noodles
Pioneer Women, Simple Sesame Noodles

12 ounces, fluid Thin Noodles, Cooked And Drained (can use rice noodles, I used GF pasta noodles)
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Sugar (I use baking Stevia)
4 cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
1/2 teaspoon Hot Chili Oil
4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
4 whole Green Onions, Sliced Thin

Preparation Instructions

Whisk all ingredients (except noodles and green onions) together in a bowl. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
Pour sauce over warm noodles and toss to coat.
Sprinkle with green onions and toss.


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  1. Yum, this sounds delicious! What kind of noodles did you use - rice noodles?

  2. This looks delicious! Half my family would love these and the other half would probably refuse to even try them! LOL! We've got some picky eaters around my house! :)

  3. I can tell from these ingredients this is one tasty dish Cathy, and it seems relatively healthy and low fat too! The ingredients I. The dipping sauce are full of flavor. I might try toasted sesame oil though instead of regular because I love that flavor so much, but I'm sure it's wonderful as is. This would be a great departure from the same old, same old. Thanks for sharing and I'm pinning,

  4. That should have read 'the ingredients in the dipping sauce'

  5. Wow! WOW! This looks truly amazing, Cathy! I have made stir fry, but never anything this good! Thank you for sharing the recipe! :)

  6. This looks great. I love Chinese / Asian food :)

  7. Cathy...that looks delicious!
    How do the GF noodles compare with typical pasta in taste?

    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!!
    Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

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