I’m drooling just looking at this picture. These saucy Asian meatballs are pretty amazing. Citrus, salt, sweet and a little zesty. Seriously, amazing.
If you’ve never tried ponzu, it’s basically a citrus soy sauce. Really delicious and a great addition to any pantry. But you can most definitely substitute low sodium soy sauce. Most of the Asian ingredients you can locate at your regular supermarket.
Probably the best thing about these meatballs? They take all of about 25 minutes to whip up – your rice will take longer to cook (unless you’re using minute rice…duh). They are also a fabulous little appetizer.
- You can sub ground pork or chicken for the ground turkey!
- Make sure to use fresh ginger! Buy a big knob of ginger root at the market, peel and grate what you need and freeze the rest of the unpeeled root in a tightly sealed freezer bag.
- If you can’t find some of these ingredients, like Ponzu, at your regular grocery store, make a trip to an Asian market. Oftentimes you’ll also find really reasonable produce and the special sauces will be a lot less expensive!