Polynesian Party Meatballs

Once again, proving that eating things off of sticks is fun.  This is a great dish to bring to a party.  The nifty bamboo sticks came from the Asian grocery store, but you could easily use plain bamboo skewers cut in half.  Makes 40

  • 2 lbs. ground turkey, dark meat if possible
  • 5 scallions, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 C. bottled teriyaki sauce, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C. panko crumbs
  • 2 t. ground ginger or 1 T. freshly grated ginger
  • salt and pepper- about 1 t. each
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 whole fresh pineapple, cut into two inch pieces

In a large bowl, combine the turkey, scallions, 1/4 C. of sauce, panko, eggs, ginger, garlic, and salt and pepper  Chill in the fridge for at least one hour.  Heat the oven to 400 degrees.  Roll the turkey mixture into 40 meatballs and place about an inch apart onto two rimmed baking sheets.  Bake about 12 minutes, or until cooked through.  When cool enough to handle, toss all the meatballs and pineapple chunks in a large bowl with the remaining 1/4 C. sauce.  Skewer one meatball and one piece of pineapple together and divide all the skewers among two rimmed baking sheets.  Broil in the oven for three minutes or so to set the sauce and caramelize the pineapple.  Place the skewers on a platter and tent with foil.



About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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