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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Turkey Goat Cheese Meatballs

You know how this story starts. I had some turkey and a hankering for goat cheese, so I looked for an easy way to combine them. Hence, meatballs. Turkey goat cheese meatballs. Balls of meat oozing goat cheese.

It's like a mini version of food nirvana for me.

Since I was only cooking for two, I used half a pound of ground turkey meat. And about two ounces of soft herbed chèvre. If I hadn't put it in the meat, I would've spread it all over crackers. This is an arguably healthier option.

This is just about when I discovered lemon pepper, too. I've had it for a while, but have been hesitant to use it. This time I threw caution to the wind. Somehow the lemon pepper, turmeric, coriander, and paprika were perfect together. Quite deliciously perfect.

I also made a very quick cilantro yogurt sauce for them (chop cilantro and add to Greek yogurt with ground ginger, ground coriander and garlic powder). It was a damn good combination overall.


And disappeared far too quickly. Next time, I'll go for the full pound of meat.



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Easy Bake Turkey Goat Cheese Meatballs
A simple baked meatball recipe, stuffed with creamy goat cheese goodness.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 2 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 ounces soft herbed goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly spray with cooking spray.2. Combine all the ingredients until well mixed. Make sure cheese is evenly spread throughout.3. Roll the mixture into golf ball-size balls. Space evenly on the baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes until golden brown. Cheese might ooze out.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 9 meatballs

2 comments:

Misty said...

Hi Paulette! How many serving is this recipe? I'm planning to add this to our Sunday meal. I'm sure my mom will like it if I add more of turmeric powder, as she like spicy foods. :)

Paulette E. Fontanez, CMP said...

Hi Misty. You can get about 8-9 golf ball size meatballs out of half a pound. If you use the whole pound, probably 16-18. Enjoy!