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These fun and easy spicy Asian meatballs are juicy, tangy and spicy! They are baked right in the oven and dipped in an uber flavorful glaze to create the perfect party appetizer or a quick dinner!!!

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.