Asian Meatballs With Sesame Lime Dipping Sauce

“This recipe comes from the May 2007 issue of Gourmet magazine. This is a quick, delicious meal. Something different from the normal weeknight routine. Hope you enjoy it! Serve over steamed white rice. (One reviewer said that they substituted ground beef for the pork/veal and it turned out great that way too.)”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
4
YIELD:
12 large meatballs
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Pour milk over bread crumbs in a large bowl and stir until liquid is absorbed. Add ground meat, egg, water chestnuts, salt, chopped cilantro, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons oil and mix with your hands until combined well. Shape 3 tablespoons meat mixture into a ball and transfer to a 13- by 9-inch glass baking dish. Make more meatballs with remaining mixture, arranging meatballs about 1/2 inch apart in baking dish. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together lime juice, water, sugar, remaining 4 tablespoons soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a bowl until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Transfer meatballs to a serving dish. Stir sauce, then drizzle meatballs with 1 tablespoon sauce and sprinkle with cilantro sprigs.
  5. Serve meatballs with remaining sauce.

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