Kumquat Meatballs are inspired by the Pineapple Meatballs. The pineapple meatballs and the Kumquat Salsa are both very popular in my household. So I thought of combing the flavor of the Kumquat Salsa with the traditional meatballs, and it came out to be awesome! This recipe tinkle all your taste buds with its sweet, sour, and spicy taste. I have used these meatballs as appetizers, as well as kids snacks, or even as a filling for rolls.
The abundance of the Kumquat in my backyard has made me try out different ways to consume. Few of them are an instant success, and one of them is here. Kumquat flavored meatballs are very easy to make. I have made with or without additional vegetables like bell peppers, onions and prepared as Kabobs or as meatballs. Here I will share the meatball version.
While preparing the Kumquat Salsa I preferred to use chopped Kumquat, but in the meatballs, you can blend it as a sauce. All I did here is add garlic and ginger into the salsa and blend it. I have used the ground turkey as the base meat but it will be perfectly tasty with other ground meats as well. Like any meats balls, you can cook them in Air-fryer, stovetop, oven, or even in the microwave.
In my Kabobs or meatballs, I do not add any binding agent, like eggs or flour, as I like my meatballs to melt in my mouth. But if you want the texture to be little chewy, consider adding eggs and/or flour into the same recipe. If you are using the stovetop, just shallow fry them in a pan or steam them in the oven by placing a water tray in the lower rack and kabobs/meatball on the upper rack. Steaming makes them very soft and juicy.
10 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 1.6 lb Ground Turkey (small tray)
- 1 Cup Kumquat Salsa
- 1.5 tsp Garlic Paste
- 1 tsp Ginger Paste
- 1 tsp Curry Powder
- 1/2 Cup of finely Chopped Onion (Optional)
- Mix the ground turkey with blended or chopped Kumquat Salsa
- Add ginger-garlic paste
- Adjust the salt, and spice with additional green chillies if needed.
- Grease the tray if using Air Fryer
- Make the meatballs in size of ping-pong balls
- Set the Air-Fryer at 370 degree F with 10 mins timer.
- Turn once in the middle.
- Meatballs are ready to be served!