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The Perfect Bite – Zesty Asian Meatballs

These fun and easy spicy Asian meatballs are juicy, tangy and spicy! They are baked right in the oven and dipped in a flavorful glaze creating a perfect bite
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Author Mila Furman

Ingredients

  • Meatballs
  • 2 pounds ground turkey you can also use, ground beef or chicken
  • 4 scallions sliced thinly
  • 3 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 5 garlic cloves minced on the microplaner
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • few squirts of siracha depending how spicy you like it
  • Glaze
  • 1/2 cup hoisen sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • juice of half a lemon

Instructions

  1. First pre-heat your oven to 400-degrees.
  2. Combine turkey, ginger, garlic, siracha, soy sauce, sesame oil, Panko, scallions and eggs. Mix with hands until thoroughly combined. Make sure not to overwork the mass. Taste a tiny little piece for seasoning and spice by frying up a small piece of the mixture on a frying an quickly.
  3. Shape into little meatballs. About 1 inch in diameter. You want them just a tad bigger than bite size. I got about 30 out of them. You will want them a bit smaller if these are for an appetizer.
  4. Place them in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until no longer pink on the inside.
  5. While they are baking combine hoisen sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, rice wine vinegar, honey and lemon juice in a small sauce pan over medium heat until the sauce is combined and heated through.
  6. Remove the meatballs from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Dunk into the glaze so they are completely coated and serve. Make sure to taste the sauce as you go as well. Some people like it a bit more tart, others a bit more sweet.
  8. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced scallions.