Servings: 15 (2 meatball skewer)
- Red Miso Glaze
- 1/4 cup mirin
- 1/4 cup sake
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 3 tablespoons red miso
- 3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons McCormick® Ground Ginger
- 1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
- Turkey Meatball & Scallion Yakitori
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions (green onions), green part only
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Ground White Pepper
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1/4 cup scallion (green onion) pieces, green and white parts (1-inch pieces)
- Six-inch bamboo skewers, soaked in water
- McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Toasted Sesame Seed, (optional)
- 1 For the Glaze, mix all ingredients in large bowl. Reserve 1/3 cup in bowl. Pour remaining mixture and 1/2 cup water into small saucepan. Bring to boil on medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes or until glaze is reduced to about 1/2 cup, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
- 2 For the Meatball Yakitori, add breadcrumbs, sliced scallions and white pepper to reserved glaze in bowl; mix well. Add ground turkey; mix until blended. Form into 30 (1-inch) meatballs. Thread 2 scallion pieces with 1 meatball onto each bamboo skewer.
- 3 Spray grill lightly with no stick cooking spray. Grill skewers over medium-high heat 10 to 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through, brushing evenly with glaze and turning often for even browning. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.
Mirin, a Japanese sweet rice wine used in cooking, is similar to sake but with lower alcohol content and higher sugar content. It can be found in the Asian aisle of some supermarkets or in Asian markets.
Sake, a Japanese alcoholic beverage made by fermenting rice, is available wherever fine wines are sold. It may also be found in the Asian aisle of some supermarkets or in Asian grocery stores.
Test Kitchen Tip :
Red Miso is a paste of soybeans fermented with barley and other grains. A staple of Japanese cuisine, it provides rich flavor to recipes. It can be found in the refrigerated produce section of some supermarkets or Asian markets.