There’s nothing worse than a bland meatball, and there’s nothing better than these absolutely delicious Thai turkey meatballs. With basil, jalapeño, lemongrass, ginger, and clove, you won’t have one boring bite. Paired with a savory peanut dipping sauce, these flavors will have you glued to the appetizer table!
Thai Turkey Meatballs with Peanut Dipping Sauce
1 ¼ pounds ground turkey
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
3 inches fresh lemongrass, minced
2 jalapeño chiles, seeded and minced
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
½ cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ cup hot water
salt and pepper
1. Combine Ingredients
In a mixing bowl mix the turkey, garlic, ginger, chiles, lemongrass, basil, egg, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper until well combined.
2. Cook Meatballs
Put vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, begin shaping the turkey mixture into 1 ½-inch meatballs and adding them to the skillet. Cook the meatballs, turning them occasionally and adjusting the heat so they don’t burn, until they are brown all over and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
3. Make the Sauce
Combine peanut butter, soy sauce, fish sauce, and ½ cup hot water. Whisk until the mixture is smooth.
4. Plate Meatballs
Transfer the meatballs to a serving plate, and put the peanut sauce in a bowl on the side for dipping.