Asian turkey meatballs with gochujang glaze (TNT)

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Post by pstarkoski on Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:56 am

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Gochujang Glaze


These turkey meatballs are seasoned with ginger and spices and finished with a sweet and spicy, gochujang glaze. These are great as an appetizer or serve them with brown rice to make them a meal.

I’m obsessed with gochujang, a thick, spicy red chili paste and one of the backbone ingredients of Korean cooking. I love the kick and depth of flavor that it adds to everything you stir it into — a little goes a long way.



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Asian Turkey Meatballs with Gochujang Glaze
4 Smart Points 140 calories Total: 30 minutes
These turkey meatballs are seasoned with ginger and spices and finished with a sweet and spicy, gochujang glaze. These are great as an appetizer or serve them with brown rice to make them a meal.

Ingredients:

For the Gochujang Glaze:


  • 1 tablespoon gochujang (check labels for gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce (use gluten-free soy sauce for GF)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger

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For the meatballs:

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  • 1 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce (use gluten-free soy sauce for GF)
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs (use gluten-free panko for GF)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 scallions, chopped, white and green part separated

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For the garnish
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  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • scallion greens


 
 

Directions:


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[*]Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cover 1 large sheet pan with foil and lightly spray with oil.
[*]Combine glaze ingredients together in a small bowl.
[*]For meatballs: Combine all ingredients from turkey to scallions (whites only) in a large bowl.  Mix thoroughly.
[*]Using your hands, form into 21 round meatballs, about 1 oz each.
[*]Place the meatballs, evenly spaced, on the prepared sheet pan.
[*]Baked for 20 minutes in the center of the oven.
[*]Preheat the broiler on high and position the rack about 5 to 6 inches from the heat, second rack from the top.
[*]Brush the meatballs with glaze and broil about 2 to 3 minutes.
[*]Transfer to a platter and top with sesame seeds and scallions.
[*]Serve with toothpicks as an appetizer or with rice if desired as a main dish.
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