Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Soy-Ginger Turkey Meatballs with Cauliflower “Rice”

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I came home from work yesterday and immediately set to work on dinner. I have been wanting to make these meatballs for some time and for once actually had the majority of the ingredients on hand. I made some changes, of course, but credit for the recipe and inspiration definitely goes to Gina.

For the cauliflower “rice”, I nuked a frozen bag of cauliflower in a microwave safe container for 3 minutes. I transferred the cauliflower to the food processor and pulsed until it looked like “rice”. I then put it back in the microwave for about 5 minutes until warm. I seasoned it with just a dash of salt and pepper. It really made the perfect “bed” for the meatballs. I didn’t even miss having real rice!

{Soy-Ginger Turkey Meatballs}

Ingredients

For meatballs:

  • 1/4 cup panko crumbs
  • 1  lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp liquid aminos
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

For sauce:

  • 3 T. liquid aminos
  • 2 t. sesame oil
  • 2 T. lime juice
  • 2 T. water
  • 1 fresh scallion, chopped

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Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Mix meatball ingredients together and shape into balls of desired size. I used a 1/4 c. measure for mine. The entire mixture yielded 8 meatballs of ~the same size.

Place on baking sheet lined with tinfoil that has been sprayed lightly.

Bake for 15 minutes, check for doneness.

Once meatballs have cooled, dip each in sauce. Let excess drip off. Serve on a bed of cauliflower rice.

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As you may have noticed, I used Bragg Liquid Aminos in place of soy sauce in this recipe. Swanson Vitamins graciously afforded me a gift certificate to their HUGE online store to select products I’d like to try and tell my readers about. This was the first time I have used the Liquid Aminos and I was extremely pleased with the flavor it gave this dish! I have big plans for other dishes using this product as well.

If you are unfamiliar with Liquid Aminos, please check out the above hyperlink to the product description. Though this product was provided to me complimentary, the review and opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Happy Ball Making!

11 comments:

  1. These meatballs sound so tasty! Great idea with the cauliflower "rice" too! =)

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  2. I tried to make cauli-rice before but I have a feeling I just didn't do it right. Yours looks so good that I think I really need to give it another go! Love the flavor in those meatballs...they look delicious!

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  3. These look delicious. I've been wanting to make cauliflower rice for a while. One of these days...

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  4. These look so yummy and pretty! I bet they would be delicious as party food too served with little cocktail toothpicks. Want!

    Laura

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  5. I love the idea of the cauliflower rice!

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  6. You've completely reminded me that I have photos and notes about cauliflower rice from about 8 months ago, waiting to be turned into an actual post! :S Love the meatballs, and wish I could find Braggs here!

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  7. These look so good! I'm pretty squeamish about cooking meat (bad omnivore!), but this recipe looks totally doable. Love that they're baked, too.

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  8. well don't these look delicious!!

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  9. oh those meatballs look perfect!

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  10. Delicious and so easy to make! It reminded me of dumplings!

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  11. I've added this recipe to my regular meal plan and already made it several times. My husband is very picky about what he eats and this has been a success over and over again. I use regular soy sauce, but will have to try the recipe with liquid aminos.

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