Great Party Fare.

Servings: 8

• 1/4 cup skim milk
• 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
• 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey (I use 93/7)
• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• 1/2 cup canned sliced water chestnuts, rinsed, drained, and finely chopped
• 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger root
• 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
• 3 green onions, trimmed and finely chopped (include tops)
• 1 tablespoons light soy sauce
• 2 teaspoons sesame oil

Sauce:
• 4 tablespoon light soy sauce
• 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
• 1 green onion, finely chopped (optionall)
• 2 teaspoons sesame oil
• 2 tablespoons water
• 2 teaspoons sugar

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 500°F.

Pour milk over bread crumbs in a large bowl and stir until liquid is absorbed. Add ground turkey, egg, water chestnuts, salt, chopped cilantro, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons oil and mix with your hands until combined well. Shape 1 1/2 tablespoons meat mixture into a ball and transfer to a 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish (about 24 meatballs). Make more meatballs with remaining mixture, arranging meatballs about 1/2 inch apart in baking dish. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir together lime juice, green onion, water, sugar, remaining 4 tablespoons soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a bowl until sugar is dissolved.

Transfer meatballs to a serving dish. Stir sauce, then drizzle meatballs with sauce and sprinkle with cilantro sprigs.

Per Serving (per meatball): 53 Calories; 3g Fat (70.1% calories from fat); 1g Saturated Fat; 1g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 9mg Cholesterol; 170mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

COOKS NOTE: This also works great with ground chicken.

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