Vietnamese inspired turkey meatballs

Ground turkey is one of those things I never purchase unless it's on sale. It's always pricey but when its on sale, I stock up. I'm always looking for new things to make with turkey that aren't chili or burgers, but these meatballs were a great change. They include all the great flavors that you love from Vietnamese food and keep well through the next day. They make a great salad and they would be just as great in soup.

Summer may be ending, but I always love one of these hearty salads every day of the year. Give it a try when you need something delicious and different.

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 piece lemongrass, tender center part minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 bunch scallions
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • corn starch, as needed
  • lettuce, rice noodles, cucumbers, tomato, carrot, herbs and nouc cham for serving
  1. Mix all ingredients together except the items for serving. Cook a small amount in a pan and adjust seasoning to taste.
  2. Form into meatballs and brown on all sides in a pan. Move to a tray and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10-15 minutes or until cooked through

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