Sunday, December 8, 2019

Turkey & Rice Meatballs (Albondigas) – Perfect For Spanish Thanksgiving

Making delicious meatballs alongside fatty, flavorful beef is no nifty feat, but creating something equally delectable using the world turkey is about other story. As the one-time joke goes, it may endure bland, but at to the lowest degree it’s dry. So, you’re going to ask a really specialized strategy, together with past times “specialized strategy,” I hateful about cold, leftover rice.

As these simmer inwards your sauce or soup, the grains of rice absorb moisture, swell up, together with usage a relatively tender, moist meatball. Above together with beyond that, you’ll besides desire to hold back for the world turkey thigh meat (available at most of your higher-priced grocery chains).

By the way, similar all meatball/meatloaf recipes, yous tin plough over the sack exam your seasoning past times cooking a little slice of the mixture earlier rolling your ball. Even though the meat hasn’t simmered inwards the sauce yet, at to the lowest degree yous tin plough over the sack encounter if it needs to a greater extent than salt. I’ll simply modest upwardly a picayune patty, together with conform if ask be, together with advise yous usage the same.

I didn’t intend this recipe to endure a Thanksgiving dinner alternative, but forthwith that I recollect close it, these could genuinely work. Maybe yous convey a little group, or don’t similar looking at a giant carcass on the tabular array (hey, about people are weird similar that), or your in-laws are Spanish, together with yous desire to exhibit them yous tin plough over the sack pronounce “albondigas.”  Whatever the occasion, I promise yous plough over these a endeavor soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients for close 20-24 little meatballs:
1 pound the world turkey thigh meat
1 packed loving cup cooked white long grain rice
3 cloves crushed garlic 
1/4 loving cup chopped Italian parsley
1 large egg
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly the world dark pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon the world cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon olive crude

For the sauce (I didn’t stair out these ingredients, together with thence these are simply guesses)
2 1/2 cups prepared love apple tree sauce
1 loving cup chicken broth, addition to a greater extent than equally needed
1 teaspoon paprika
1/3 loving cup crème fraiche or heavy cream
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
2 tbsp chopped Italian parsley
salt together with pepper to gustation