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Miso Hungry


Don’t you just love all the food on Pintrest? It’s basically the best online recipe box ever. I recently pinned my way to a fabulous Asian feast. This meal is quick, easy, healthy, and delicious. What more could you ask for?

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Ginger-Peanut Slaw
Adapted from Skinny Taste and Once Upon a Chef

It takes a lot of ingredients to make an Asian feast, but it’s easy and worth it.

Asian Turkey Meatballs
Makes 12 meatballs

1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey
¼ cup panko crumbs
1 egg
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 scallions, chopped
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil

Dipping Sauce
4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons water
1 chopped fresh scallion

  • Preheat oven to 500°F.
  • Using your hands, mix turkey, panko, egg, salt, scallions, ginger, cilantro, 1 tbsp soy sauce, and 2 tsp oil until combined. Shape ¼ cup mixture into a ball and transfer to a baking dish until you have 12 meatballs. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  • While meatballs cooks, prepare dipping sauce. In a small bowl, mix together lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a bowl. Add scallions.
  • Transfer the meatballs to a serving dish. Drizzle meatballs with sauce, reserving the remaining sauce for serving.

Ginger-Peanut Slaw
Serves 6

¼ cup honey
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon peanut butter
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups prepared shredded coleslaw
2 cups prepared shredded carrots
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup pre-cooked, shelled edamame
2 medium scallions, finely chopped
½ cup chopped salted peanuts
½ cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro

  • Make the dressing by combining the first 10 ingredients in the bottom of a large bowl. Stir until peanut butter is dissolved.
  • Add the rest of the slaw ingredients and toss well. Let sit at least 10 minutes to allow flavors to marry and vegetables to soak up the dressing. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve cold.


2 thoughts on “Miso Hungry

  1. Ummm, miso lazy….that’s a LOT of ingredients!

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