In tonight's dinner of Asian-Style Meat Loaves, finely chopped plain rice crackers replace breadcrumbs that are typically used as binder. Mixing ground turkey breast with lean ground pork keeps the these mini loafs from drying out. Water chestnuts bring a crisp texture difference and have a very delicate sweet flavor. Instead of a tomato based product, hoisin sauce is included inside the mix and is also spread on top before baking to turn into a rich dark color. The hoisin also lends some spice and a bit of sweetness. Fresh ginger root also brings a bite to the dish. I served the Toasted Coconut Rice from Tuesday as a side.
Asian-Style Meat Loaves