Since I’ve started going to the gym more regularly, I’ve been on the look-out for new recipes. In particular, I’ve been watching for recipes that are decently healthy, but that I can make ahead of time and re-heat after getting home from the gym. I doubt I’m alone in that; I’m guessing there are a lot of evening gym-goers who don’t want to cook a full meal after a workout.
That said, I’ve had quite a bit of luck in finding good make-ahead recipes. These Asian-Style Turkey Meatballs, from Chef Savvy, became my gym-night meal a couple of weeks ago, and I’m quite happy to be sharing them with you today.
Like most meatballs, these ones were farily easy to assemble. You pretty much just throw everything in a bowl and mix it together, then roll them out.
I did make a couple of slight changes to the recipe, based on what I had on hand, but it didn’t seem to have any negative effects. If you’re curious, I switched out the panko breadcrumbs for regular ones, and the green onion for dried onion.
Once you have your meatballs assembled, you simply throw them in the oven and get your sauce ready to go. When the meatballs are cooked, dump them into the sauce, give it all a good stir, and you’re ready to eat.
Seriously, they’re that easy. And they’re incredibly good. The sesame oil, onion, and soy sauce shine in the meatballs themselves, giving them a lot more flavour than I was expecting. Plus, they don’t dry out in the cooking process. The sauce is sweet but also, somehow, a little smoky, complimenting the meatballs perfectly.
Admittedly, the sauce does disappear a bit once they’re reheated, but that doesn’t seem to lessen the flavour at all. I certainly enjoyed them, anyway.
To sum it up…
- Time to prepare and cook/bake: about 30 minutes
- Difficulty: Super Easy
- How it tasted: The meatballs have a ton of flavour, and the sauce is sweet and a little smoky; overall, they’re incredibly good
- Would I make it again: These will definitely make into my recipe rotation
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