Italian-Herbed Turkey & Pork Meatballs with Greek Cumin and Greek Yogurt Sauce
Fabio stops by with a flavorful new take on meatballs!
Ingredients for the meatballs:
1 lb. Lean Ground Turkey
½ lb Ground Pork
½ cup Grana Padano, grated
¼ cup Ricotta Cheese, moist
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/3 cup flat leaf Parsley, chopped
¼ cup Oregano, fresh, chopped
Worcestershire Sauce (to taste)
1 tsp. Crushed Red Chili Flakes
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
Ingredients for the Yogurt:
7 ounces whole-milk Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Zest of 1 medium lemon, minced
Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 350* F.
Combine all ingredients and mix together in a large mixing bowl with your hands. Take a small piece and sear in a pan to taste for seasoning. After satisfied, form the meatballs into Ping-Pong ball sizes.
Lay parchment paper on a sheet tray and place meatballs on it. Bake for 10 minutes, or just until slightly pink. Carry over cooking will finish them outside of the oven.
Fabio's new cookbook, "Fabio's Italian Kitchen," is available at www.amazon.com. For more information on the chef and to subscribe to his newsletter, "Fabio's Kitchen Academy," go to www.fabioviviani.com.