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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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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