Week 4: Thai Basil Turkey Meatballs

I’ve realized that Sundays have started to become my most productive day during the weekend while Saturdays are my lay around, watch tv, maybe work out and then go back to sleep days. Tonight I decided that I really wanted to try something new for dinner and since I was feeling so productive, I decided to try these Thai meatballs that I’ve been eyeing for a while.
I semi-failed at taking pictures while I was cooking since my hands were covered in food the entire time.

The meatballs with rice and stir fry vegetables in my new Gladware containers that I’m in love with.

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
2 teaspoons hot chili sauce
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 ½ teaspoons fish sauce
1 lb ground turkey
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons oil, for brushing

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix all of the ingredients together except for the oil
3. Form one inch balls out of the meat mixture and put them on a lined baking sheet
4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked all of the way through. I ended up cooking them for 25 minutes since I made my meatballs a little bit bigger.

The original recipe  has a recipe for sauce that goes with it, but I decided to make my own sauce. I combined french dressing, soy sauce, and a little bit of garlic together and covered the meatballs in that. I also made some stir fry vegetables and rice to go with the meatballs. I’m not sure if I’ll make this again just for myself, but I think I would probably make this for a group of people.

Now if only I could have been this productive with my homework.


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