Do you ever find yourself just making things up as you go along? This is how it went for me yesterday. I had ground turkey to use up as well as some nice zucchini from farmers market. I also had some of that extremely addictive Island Soyaki from Trader Joe's sitting in my fridge, leftover from another recipe. I tell ya, Trader Joe's should really open an online store! The creative ideas just kept on flowing and this was the end result.
My husband declared this meal to be delicious...I thought it came out pretty dang good as well. Next time I'll use ground chicken though. I think the flavor of the chicken would be better for this recipe.
The following recipe is sort of a guesstimate. I wasn't exactly measuring everything as I went along. Sorry about that. Play with it a little and see if you need a bit more sauce or panko to get the desired consistency.
Island Soyaki Turkey Meatballs with Veggie Stir-Fry
1 lb ground turkey or ground chicken
1/4 cup Trader Joe's Island Soyaki or your favorite teriyaki sauce and marinade
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp salt
cracked pepper to taste
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
thinly sliced scallions, optional (I didn't throw these in but next time I will)
panko and toasted sesame seeds for coating meatballs
Combine all ingredients. Form into 10-12 evenly sized meatballs. Place the panko and toasted sesame seeds into a medium bowl. Toss each meatball in the panko and sesame seeds until lightly coated. Place meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until done.
Serve with Stir Fry veggies tossed with more of the Island Soyaki sauce and brown or white rice.
Be sure and pour yourself some extra dipping sauce for the meatballs.
I've been wondering how my meatballs would turn out if I used tofu instead of meat. What do you think of this idea?
Hope your week has been a great one so far.