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Ground Turkey and Cilantro Bites with Dipping Sauce (09.25.13)

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Sep 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-25 13:44:49-04
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup olive olive
  • No-Salt Seasoning and Pepper, to taste

Stir together soy and vinegar, agave or honey and sesame seeds in a bowl for dipping sauce. Set aside.

Combine turkey, egg, cilantro, scallions, sesame oil, no-salt seasoning and pepper.

Spread cornstarch in a shallow baking pan. With wet hands form turkey mixture into 1-inch balls, transferring them to baking pan as formed. Wash and dry your hands, then gently roll balls in cornstarch until coated. (Balls will be soft.)

Heat oil in a frying pan or skillet over moderately high heat. Cook the turkey bites for 6-8 minutes, turning over occasionally, until firm and golden. Cook all the way through. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve meatballs with dipping sauce.