I’m sharing another recipe from my recipe exchange last week. While some of my friends weren’t thrilled with the recipes they received –apparently dishes comprised of mainly processed canned foods— I lucked out and have already experimented with three of them.
The requirement for the exchange was to submit a recipe that’s simple, contains only a few steps, that can be easily memorized. The first recipe I received, the Hawaiian Chicken recipe, was such a hit that I made it again on the grill over the weekend.
Yesterday morning I received a recipe from Kim Gilroy for Turkey Meatballs. Kim is a Holistic Wellness Coach. Her enthusiasm, passion and knowledge of food allows her to take her clients beyond diet plans, navigating the way for a personal approach to her clients’ wellness needs. Kim enjoys sharing nourishing and delicious personal recipes, healthy tips and stories of her journey to feed herself and her family wholesome good food. Needless to say, I was excited to have received one of her recipe faves.
The minute I glanced at Kim’s meatball recipe and noted that it didn’t contain the traditional breadcrumbs and eggs but rather bok choy, carrots, soy sauce and MAPLE SYRUP, I knew I’d be making them for dinner that very night.
Lucky for me, I had most of the required ingredients (except the bok choy and the carrots) on hand and was calmly able to make the meatballs after arriving home from a late baseball practice at 5:30pm. By 6:15, we were ready to sit down and eat.
I usually cook my meatballs in a little olive oil in a skillet on the stovetop and was giddy at the prospect of placing them in the broiler for less than 12 minutes.
The meatballs were eaten up immediately with a side of ketchup. Sadly, there were no leftovers.
Next time around I would add more maple syrup to augment the sweetness of the meatball and would make sure the onions are truly minced.
Hope you enjoy.
adapted from Kim Gilroy
makes 12-15 meatballs
- 1 pound of ground turkey meat or chicken meat
- ½ teaspoon of black pepper
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon of molasses or maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon of gluten free soy sauce, Braggs amino acids or tamari
- ¼ of an onion finely minced
- 1 garlic clove finely minced
- 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
- 4 bok choy leaves finely minced
- 2 minced carrots
- Preheat oven on broil.
- In a medium bowl place meat, pepper, salt, molasses and maple syrup.
- In a food processor place garlic, onion, ginger, bok choy and carrots and blend together until finely minced.
- Place ingredients from food processor into bowl with meat mix well with clean hand and make meat balls.
- Place meatballs on a tray and broil on each side until slightly brown and middle is cooked through.