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Week 20 - Dinner One:

Pasta and Turkey Meatballs

 

Recipe from Naomi of The Taste Traveller

Prep Time: 30 min/Total Time: 45 min.

Serves 4.

 

 

Can I Get the Recipe Tip: Leaving some of the flax seeds un-ground adds a nice texture but if you don’t have whole flax seeds, no worries! Using all ground flax will work very well.

 

Ingredients:

1 pound (500 grams) ground turkey

2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

2 tablespoons flax seeds (ground and un-ground)

1 cup fresh bread crumbs (about 2 slices of toast)

1/2 cup onion (about 1/2 medium sized onion), finely chopped

1/2 cup carrot (about 1/2 medium sized carrot), finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoons dried oregano

2 tablespoons dried basil

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped

juice of 1 lemon

1 egg

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated

16 ounces your favourite pasta

1 jar of your favourite pasta sauce

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Directions:

Put the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl. Take a fork or spoon and break it up.

Finely chop the carrot, onion, garlic. Add to the bowl with the ground turkey

Toast two slices of bread and grind in a food processor or coffee grinder (I have one I use just for this and flax seeds). Add to the bowl with the ground turkey, carrot, onion and garlic. 

Grind the flax seeds. Add to the bowl with the other ingredients

Chop the rosemary. Add this and the other herbs to the bowl with the other ingredients. 

Grate the parmesan cheese and add to the bowl with the other ingredients. . 

Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the bowl with the other ingredients. 

Add the egg to the bowl with the other ingredients. . 

Add a pinch of salt and a few grinds of fresh pepper to the mixture. 

Take a fork or spoon and mix all of the ingredients together. When well mixed, form the mixture into little balls with your hands.

In a suitably sized saucepan (non-stick or well-seasoned cast iron), over medium high heat, with the olive oil or vegetable oil added to the saucepan, lightly brown the meatballs all over and then cook until cooked through.

Serve with your favourite pasta.