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Friday, September 12, 2008

Turkey and Shrimp Meatballs

Bold, is how I describe it. You can't find these at IKEA or Trader Joes...maybe not anywhere. Why? Not because they're not amazing, but because people stick to what they know. Don't be one of those people...try this:

1 pound of ground turkey
1 pound of raw scrimp
1 handful of fresh mint
1/2 handful of fresh Italian parsley
1 small chili
1 egg
Olive oil

Here's what you do:

Drop the turkey in a working bowl. Mince shrimp until they're almost like a paste...add to your turkey. Chop your mint and parsley, drop it into your bowl. Dice your chili and drop it into the bowl. Add salt and pepper how you like it. Add at least 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Take 1 tablespoon of cumin and dry toast it until fragrant, then grind it into a powder and drop it in.

Mix up the stuff well, and drop 2 glugs of olive oil in for good measure. While you're at it, crack an egg in too. Mix it all very well with your hands.

Let it set in the fridge for 30 minutes. Take it out and roll into as many 1 inch balls as you can make.

Pour some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and let it warm up. Cook them bad boys for about 10 minutes, shifting them over and around often.

They're good by themselves, or with your favorite condiment - ketchup sweet chili sauce, etc.

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