Turkey and Cilantro Bites

Turkey and cilantro bites


Here is an extremely easy recipe for an appetizer. To make Turkey and Cilantro bites, you will likely have all the ingredients in your fridge or pantry already. Don’t forget skewers, of you are planning to have it as finger foods / hors-d’oeuvres at a party.


Turkey and Cilantro Bites
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
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Serves: 30
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Asian sesame oil
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  1. Stir together soy sauce and vinegar in a bowl for dipping sauce
  2. Stir together ground turkey, egg, cilantro, scallions, sesame oil, and 1 tsp salt with a fork until mixture is just blended
  3. Spread cornstarch in a shallow baking pan. With wet hands form turkey mixture into 1-inch balls, transferring them to a baking pan as formed. Wash and dry your hands, then gently roll balls in cornstarch until coated
  4. Heat ¼ cup vegetable oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers, then cook half of balls, turning occasionally, until firm, golden and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer as cooked with a slotted spoon to a paper towel to drain. Add remaining ¼ cup vegetable oil to skillet and cook remaining balls in same manner. Serve meatballs with small skewers or toothpicks and dipping sauce


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