The holidays are upon us. Once again. How does this time of the year always sneak up on me? I feel like I should have my shopping done, but here I am with 5 tabs open, hunting for a Patagonia hat that conveniently seems to be out of stock EVERYWHERE. I've never been very good at this whole planning ahead thing.
And that is why I'm thankful for Amazon. I can avoid malls, Wal Mart, Target, etc. and just make/eat meatballs while I wait for gifts to arrive.
This Thai turkey meatball recipe has become one of my favorites for several reasons.
The first – and perhaps most obvious reason is that it is delicious. I mean, really, really good. One-of-the-best-things-I've-ever-eaten good.
Second – I didn't know what we were going to make when we started cooking. We just had turkey and other assorted ingredients and went to work.
Third – I love this recipe because it was a harmonious and magical joint effort between the two of us. Clark handled the meatball-making as he has mastered the art of making ground turkey both juicy and flavorful – two things that it inherently, is not. And when he was done, he stepped away and handed the baton to me. "Your turn. You're the sauce-master, you should make the sauce for them." 😒 <- My reaction.
At some point along the Fitchen way, Clark began to refer to me as the sauce-master and the nickname stuck. I think it all started with a creamy pasta sauce. (Which, between you and I, was a stroke of luck.)
But this time, I had really just planned on following Clark around with the camera and then shooting the finished meatballs covered in some kind of tasty sauce that he created. But alas –
Clark used lots of fresh, bright flavors for the meatballs, so I made up a creamy sauce with a hint of heat. As the mixture cooked down, it all started to come together. Sometimes the best things are unplanned.
These That turkey meatballs are tender and juicy with a hint of crisp from their quick pan sear. And when you smother them in that thick, rich curry sauce and serve them over a bed of steaming basmati rice, magic happens. Christmas magic.Print