Buddha Bowl with Meatballs

Cuisine Asian
Servings 3


Shopping list

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/8 cup chives finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup panko or any fine breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup orange jam
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic grated or chopped
  • 1 inch ginger grated or chopped
  • vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper
  • Your selection of vegetables for the salad

Culinary Spice Kit

  • Coarse brown mustard, nigella seeds


Salad dressing

  • In a small POT, heat orange jam with 1/2 cup of water, half of the ginger, and salt to taste.
  • Cook over slow heat for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in 1/2-1 tsp lemon juice. Set aside to cool.


  • In a BOWL, combine egg yolk, onions, garlic, chives, tbsp panko, and Buddha Spices.
  • Add ground meat, salt & pepper to taste. Knead well.
  • Add more panko as needed to absorb most of the liquid.
  • Form little balls in the size of 0.5-inch diameter.
  • On a PLATE, roll the balls in the remaining panko until they are coated on all sides.


  • In a PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  • Add balls and fry them on all sides until they turn brown and are cooked through.


  • Distribute salad in bowls.
  • Add meatballs and pour the dressing on top.
  • Enjoy!


  • Use a different ground meat: chicken, pork, or veal.
  • For the coating, substitute 2 tbsp white sesame seeds for the panko.
  • Substitute chives with parsley or cilantro.