Asian Turkey Meatballs and Zoodles

There are so many ways to make turkey meatballs. But, my Nanny Kids love these Asian flavored Turkey meatballs so much they ask for them over and over again. I am addicted zucchini noodles so I serve these Asian meatballs with Zoodles. But I also recommend serving these meatballs with rice noodles or in a bowl of rice. When making Zoodles just be sure not to overcook them or the zucchini noodles will get soggy.

You Will Need:

Meatballs:

1 pound ground turkey
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
3 cloves garlic minced
1 whole green onion both green and white parts, chopped
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

Asian Sauce:

1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/8 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon sesame oil
green onions for serving if desired
sesame seeds for serving if desired

Zoodles:

1 Zucchini per person
1-2 teaspoons olive oil
1-2 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Zucchini Spiraler or Mandoline

What to Do:

Meatballs:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add turkey, breadcrumbs, garlic, green onions, egg, sesame oil and soy sauce. Mix with your hands until combined.

2. Grease a baking sheet with oil. Portion out 12 meatballs. (Working with slightly wet hands helps).

2. Take out of the oven and toss with the Asian sauce.

4. Serve immediately and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

Zoodles:

1. Cut off both ends of the zucchini using the sharp knife.

2. Use a Veggie Spiralizer or 1.6mm Julienne/Grater attachment (or similar) on the Mandoline, slice the zucchini lengthwise, creating the Zoodles.

3. Heat Skillet over medium heat.

4. Place zoodles between layers of paper towels to squeeze out as much water out of the zucchini noodles as possible.

5. Add olive oil and one clove of garlic using the garlic press.

6. Add zoodles and sauté for about 5 minutes. Don’t overcook or they will be soggy.

7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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