I'm in a cooking kind of mood! Today, I tried a Mediterranean meal.
To start, a green salad with tomatoes, olive oil, salt & pepper. Is that Mediterranean? I don't even know:
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
1/3cup grated onion (If you actually grate an onion, be sure to wear eye protection!)
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2tbsp chopped raisins
1tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans (I used walnuts)
1tbsp minced fresh parsley
salt, to taste
1 1/2tbsp margerine, melted (We only had the real deal.. butter)
1 to 2tbsp vegetable oil (I used olive oil & only enough to stop the balls from sticking)
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium mixing bowl, knead together all the ingredients, except the oil until well mixed and smooth. With wet hands, form the mixture into 1-inch balls.
In a frying pan, heat part of the oil. Fry about a third of the balls at a time on medium heat, shaking the pan to keep the balls rounded and brown on all sides. Cook until brown all over. Drain on paper towl and then put in a 2qt casserole. Brown the remaining turkey balls in batches, using more oil if necessary.
When all the meatballs are browned, bake the casserole for 30 minutes to complete cooking. If you prefer, refrigerate the casserole to pull out and finish cooking just before serving. Good both hot and cold.
Oh I forgot to mention, it wasn't just Jason and I for dinner tonight. Someone finally figured out how she could be with us at dinner time WITHOUT sitting on the table and getting sprayed with water:
JASON'S REVIEW: The spices and texture was perfect. I really enjoyed this meal. I enjoyed it so much, I organized the dish towels.