Saturday, October 4, 2014

Saturday Recipe

I am not a big fan of meatballs but these looked as if they would make a good starter or cocktail bite. Being pork and turkey they should be very flavourful.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs


WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com


Sweet & Sour Meatballs
These bite-size sweet-and-sour meatballs, drizzled with a pineapple- and soy-based sauce, make a great appetizer. Shredded carrot and finely diced pineapple keep the meatballs moist, while fresh ginger and Chinese five-spice powder amp up the flavour.

Ingredients

  • 1   20-ounce can pineapple chunks
  • 3   tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2   tablespoons ketchup
  • 2   tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1   tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2   teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4   teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1    large egg
  • 1   medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/4   cup finely chopped scallion whites
  • 2   tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2   teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 3/4   teaspoon salt
  • 8   ounces ground turkey breast
  • 8   ounces ground pork
  • 2   teaspoons canola oil
  • 1    large red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2   cup sliced scallion greens
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  2. Drain pineapple juice into a small bowl. Whisk in vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch and crushed red pepper. Set aside.
  3. Finely chop enough pineapple to yield 1/2 cup. Press out excess moisture with paper towels. Reserve the remaining pineapple chunks for the sauce.
  4. Lightly beat egg in a large bowl. Stir in carrot, scallion whites, ginger, five-spice powder, salt and the finely chopped pineapple. Add turkey and pork; gently mix to combine (do not overmix). Using a scant 1 tablespoon each, make 36 small meatballs. Bake on the prepared baking sheet until just cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and cook for 1 minute. Whisk the reserved juice mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the remaining pineapple and the cooked meatballs.
  6. To serve, thread a meatball and a piece of pineapple and/or pepper onto a small skewer or toothpick. Transfer to a platter, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with scallion greens.
Have a great weekend
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6 comments:

  1. I love meat balls. These sound delicious!

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    1. As I said, I don't love them, but do think these sound good.

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  2. Pineapple is an interesting addition Jo. I've always liked pineapple on ham pizzas so I'm sure they go with meatballs perfectly.

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    1. We eat pineapple with ham steaks so I agree with you Pinky.

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  3. My guys like meatballs. I just don't make them very often. These meatballs look good.

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    1. Especially with the different flavour.

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