Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame Bok Choy

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Disclaimer: This dish may cause you to overeat.

Holy. Cow. You guys.

I could eat my fist this dish smells so amazing.

My husband was in Portland this past week for work, so I went to town in the kitchen. Sorry, husband… no leftovers for you.

Anyway, I really had a hankering one night for something with an Asian flare. Sadly, since we’ve moved to Seattle we have yet to dive into the amazing international cuisine that you can find here. So, this little dish was created.

WARNING: For those with severe intolerances or allergies, please note the Hoisin sauce. You will need to read the label carefully as there are traces of common allergens in the sauce. For me, I let a little go a long way and took a huge handful of digestive enzymes. Thankfully, I did ok with everything!


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp wheat-free Tamari soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp chives, minced
  • 3 Tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • white sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 2 heads baby bok choy, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 box rice noodles

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Whisk the Tamari, sesame oil, ginger, crushed red pepper, and honey in a large mixing bowl. Add chives and turkey and mix well.

Drop the turkey mixture by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the meat is cooked through.

Stir Hoisin sauces, cilantro, and lime juice in a large bowl. Add the cooked meatballs and stir to coat evenly.

Meanwhile, prepare the rice noodles according to the box.

For the bok choy, heat the sesame oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and let cook until translucent.

Add the bok choy, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper and cook until the leaves have wilted and the stems are tender.

Serve rice noodles, bok choy, then meatballs and top with sesame seeds.

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