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Thai Green Curry Turkey and Zucchini Meatloaf in a Coconut Milk Green Curry Sauce

Thai Green Curry Turkey and Zucchini Meatloaf in a Coconut Milk Green Curry Sauce

I am a big fan of Thai curries and during the summer I cannot help but think of green curries filled with all of the amazing vegetables around and of course plenty of fresh herbs. I have been wanting to try making a Thai curry inspired meatloaf for a while now and with all of the zucchini around a green curried meatloaf filled with zucchini sounded like a great idea! I decided to go with turkey to keep the meatloaf lean and healthy and I knew that the zucchini would help keep it moist and a homemade Thai green curry paste would ensure that it was nice and tasty! I filled the meatloaf out with some of the usual culprits including an egg and breadcrumbs and further seasoned it with fish sauce, garlic, green onions and cilantro.

I often like to serve meatloaf with a sauce and since I already had a Thai curry theme going a simple green curry coconut milk sauce was the perfect way to go! I have to say that this is one of the tastiest meatloafs that I have had in a while and I really like the way that the zucchini worked in a turkey meatloaf keeping it light moist and tender! What an amazingly tasty way to enjoy some of summers bounty!

Thai Green Curry Turkey and Zucchini Meatloaf in a Coconut Milk Green Curry Sauce
I went with a free-form meatloaf this time but feel free to use a loaf pan for the more classic meatloaf shape.

Thai Green Curry Turkey and Zucchini Meatloaf in a Coconut Milk Green Curry Sauce
I always enjoy making my own Thai curry pastes as they are easy to make and so full of flavour but feel free to use a store bought curry paste.

Thai Green Curry Turkey and Zucchini Meatloaf in a Coconut Milk Green Curry Sauce

Thai Green Curry Turkey and Zucchini Meatloaf in a Coconut Milk Green Curry Sauce

A lean, moist and tasty zucchini turkey meatloaf seasoned with Thai green curry and served in a coconut curry sauce.


Servings: 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 cups zucchini, shredded and squeezed to drain excess liquid
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoon Thai green curry paste (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (or soy sauce)
  • zest of one lime
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon Thai green curry paste (or to taste)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice (~1 lime)
  • 2 teaspoons palm sugar (or sugar)
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, sliced
Directions
  1. Mix the turkey, zucchini, eggs, bread crumbs, curry paste, fish sauce, lime zest, garlic, green onion and cilantro, form into a loaf and place on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until it reaches 160F, about 40-50 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the curry paste and let it sizzle for a few minutes before adding the coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and kaffir lime leaves, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Slice the meatloaf and serve topped with coconut milk curry.


The leftovers go great in a grilled cheese sandwich along with some caramelized onions, cilantro, basil, sriracha and plenty of Monterey Jack cheese.

Thai Green Curry Turkey and Zucchini Meatloaf Grilled Cheese

The leftovers also make some pretty mean banh mi sandwiches with some pickled daikon radish and carrots, cucumbers, jalapenos and cilanto.

Thai Green Curry Turkey and Zucchini Meatloaf Banh Mi Sandwich


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Thai Curried Zucchini Fritters with Spicy Peanut Sauce
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Thai Fish Green Curry with Asparagus and Peas

9 comments:

Tieghan said...

Alright, this is the best looking meatloaf I have ever laid eyes on!! Normally meatloaf is really just not my thing, but I have been trying some recipes lately since my brother has been begging me for meatloaf. This though? Wow! Most creative and awesome meatloaf. I have never seen anything like it and I love it!

Kalyn Denny said...

Oh yes, this sounds just delicious. I really like that there is a minimal amount of breadcrumbs too!

SmilynStef said...

That looks fabulous.

LunaCafe said...

Zucchini in meatloaf? What a great idea. Can't wait to try it. I love the Thai flavors.

Anonymous said...

Can I use soy sauce instead of fish sauce always as I can't find fish sauce where I live? How di you make your green thai curry paste? That is something I can get here. Which is hotter, green thai curry paste or red? I love curry. Oh I can't get limes or Kaffir lime leaves.

Zapzimzod said...

This is a colorful meal that looks flavorful too.

Jenny Flake said...

Dying to try these flavors Kevin!!

Becki's Whole Life said...

I would never think to put a Thai twist on meatloaf, but I would say this is brilliant!!

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Yes, you can use soy sauce instead of fish sauce. Click on the link in the ingredients for the Thai green curry paste recipe. I prefer homemade but the store bought would also work. You could try replacing the lime with lemon.

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