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Spicy Asian Meatballs

1 lb. ground turkey breast

2 green onions, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

¼ c. fresh parsley, chopped

2 T. fresh cilantro, chopped

½ t. hot Asian chile paste (optional)

1 t. fresh ginger, grated

1 t. orange zest

2 t. orange juice

¼ t. salt

¼ t. black pepper, freshly ground

1 T. low-sodium soy sauce

2 T. egg white

2 T. plain breadcrumbs

canola oil nonstick cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients, mixing well to blend. Shape the turkey mixture into 1-inch meatballs.

Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the meatballs on the sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the meatballs are lightly browned and cooked through with no pink remaining. Serve the meatballs on a platter or combine them with the Orange Sesame Sauce (page 72), mixing well to coat all the meatballs. Makes 16 servings, 2 meatballs per serving.

Nutritional Information

Per serving

Calories: 57

Total Fat: 3g

Saturated Fat: 1g

% Calories from Fat: 50

Carbohydrates: 1g

Protein: 6g

Cholesterol: 23mg

Sodium: 125mg

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