I love to play around with variations on meatloaf. My fiance LOVES Thai food and can mow down a jar of peanut butter in a couple of days if not monitored closely. So I was hoping he would really dig it if I put his favorite flavors into a meatloaf!
Pad Thai Turkey Meatloaf
1 lb. ground turkey
4 cloves garlic
1 white onion chopped 1 cup chopped carrots 1 inch fresh ginger
1 cup fresh basil
1 cup Japanese Panko bread crumbs
salt and pepper
Pad Thai Sauce: (put all ingredients in jar and shake until smooth)
3 tbsp. peanut butter
1 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp. sambol oleleck (Asian hot chili paste- get it at Fred Meyer)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Preheat oven 400 degrees.
Over medium-love heat saute in olive oil the onions, ginger, carrots, and add the garlic last. Pour this mixture into a large bowl with the ground turkey. Add the bread crumbs, egg, fresh basil, and 2 - 3 tablespoons of the Pad Thai sauce mixture. Form mixture into a loaf on a baking sheet.
Bake 25 minutes. Then, coat the top of the loaf with the remaining Pad Thai mixture. Bake another 20 - 25 minutes.
Let the loaf sit for 5 minutes once you remove it from the oven. Serve with your favorite veggies.
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