Sunday, March 21, 2010

Meat Balls for noodles

Meat Balls for noodles

1 lb ground meat( I use turkey)
1 onion chopped
3 garlic cloves crushed
1 egg ( I leave out)
1/4 c bread crumbs
3 T Ketchup
1/4 c Parsley fresh(I used less dried)
1/4 c Parmesan
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper

Mix together and form in to balls 1-1 1/2 in.
Fry in 3 T oil. Mix into sauce, serve with noodles.

Chicken toes

1 cup corn flakes

1 cup plain bread crumbs

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders, 2 packages, cut into 2-inch pieces

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

2 eggs, beaten


Preheat oven on to 375 degrees F.

In three shallow pans place

1. Corn flakes crushed,bread crumbs, brown sugar, salt, pepper and allspice.Drizzle about 3 tablespoons vegetable oil evenly over the breading, tossing and turning it to mix the oil all through the bread crumbs and crushed-up corn flakes.


3.Beaten eggs

Turn the chicken in flour, eggs and then in the special crunchy breading. Arrange the chicken toes on a nonstick baking sheet. Place the chicken toes in the oven and cook 15 minutes or until crisp and brown all over.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and sour chicken

1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons ground white pepper
1 egg white
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
2 tablespoon grated ginger
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon orange marmalade( I didn't have so I added the pineapple juice)
1 (8-ounce) can sliced bamboo shoots, drained
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained


In a large bowl, mix the cornstarch, white pepper, and egg whites. Add the chicken and toss until well coated.

Heat a large nonstick wok until blazing hot. Coat the bottom of the pan with the canola oil. Add the chicken to the pan and move continuously to prevent chicken from sticking together. Saute for about 1 1/2 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the wok and keep warm.

Over high heat, add to the wok the soy sauce, tomato paste, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ginger, vinegar, and marmalade. Lower heat and simmer for approximately 30 seconds to thicken. Add bamboo shoots and warm through.

Once sauce is thick and warm, whisk in the pineapple.

To serve, arrange chicken strips on a platter and pour the sauce over the chicken. (I mixed it all together and served)

Recipe from Food network

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Moroccan Beef /turkey Meatball Tagine

Moroccan Beef /turkey Meatball Tagine
From Bon Appetit

Brian came home from the dentist last week with the magazine and ask me to try some of the meat ball recipes. We loved this one... well Brian and I did, the kids might come around next time. It is a little different.

1 1/2 lb ground beef (I used turkey)
1/3 c coarsely grated onions
1/3 c bread crumbs
1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro
1 egg
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp coarse kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger

mix all ingredients together and form in to 1 1/2 in balls. Set aside.

1 T olive oil
3 1/2 C chopped onions
4 cloves garlic minced
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp saffron thread
2 c beef broth
1 14.5 oz can chopped tomatoes in juice
1/4 c golden raisins
2 c 1/2 in thick carrots sliced (cut diagonal)
1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro
1 5 oz package baby spinach leaves

In oven safe pot heat oil, Add onions, saute about 15 min. Add garlic, cinnamon turmeric and saffron stir 2 min. Add broth, tomatoes with juice and raisins. Preheat oven to 350. Bring stew to simmer. Add Carrots. Carefully submerge meatball. sprinkle 1/4 c cilantro on top. Cover, place in oven. Heat until carrots and meatballs are cooked, about 35 min. Sprinkle spinach over stew, cover and bake until spinach wilts about 5 min. Gently stir in spinach careful not to break meatballs. Remove cinnamon sticks.


2 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 2/3 c water
1 tsp finely grated lemon peel
1/2 tsp coarse kosher salt
1 1/2 c plain couscous
1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro
2 T fresh lemon juice

Heat oil in med sauce pan, add garlic and turmeric, stir 1 min. Add water, lemon peel, and salt.Bring to boil. Remove from heat add couscous. Let stand 5 min. Fluff with fork and mix in cilantro and and lemon juice. Season with pepper and course salt.

Serve stew over couscous.