They also allow us to incorporate vegetables and other ingredients to make them more nutritious and tasty, as is the case with this recipe for turkey meatballs with mushrooms.
At home, we like that they are somewhat rustic, using coarse and floured minced meat or without using too many breadcrumbs later, although that will suit everyone’s tastes. If you do not want a spicy dot, skip the chili paste, and if on the contrary, you are passionate about strong flavors, do not cut yourself by adding a little more.
For 12 units
- Minced turkey meat (or chicken)500 g
- Mushrooms (approximately)160 g
- Medium Scallion1
- Garlic clove1
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- Fresh coriander or parsley, a handful
- Egg L1
- Cornstarch 2-3 tablespoons
- Dijon mustard (optional)5 ml
- Red chili pepper paste or concentrate (or to taste)
- 5 ml sherry vinegar
- Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Extra virgin olive oil
How to make turkey and mushroom meatballs
- Total time50 m
- Elaboration25 m
- 25 m cooking
Wash and chop or laminate the mushrooms. Chop the scallion and garlic clove. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and poach the onion for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic clove and cook a few more minutes. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they are well cooked and have lost the juices. Season with pepper and let cool.
Place the minced turkey meat in a bowl, drying it a little with paper towels to remove possible moisture. Season with thyme, paprika, nutmeg, cilantro or chopped parsley, salt and black pepper to taste. Add mustard, chili paste, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Mix, add the egg and mushrooms.
Work the mixture well and add cornstarch little by little until you get the right consistency. The easiest is to work with clean hands or wearing gloves. Take more or less equal portions of dough and form the meatballs, leaving them on a plate or dish. Flour or go through breadcrumbs if desired. Fry in batches and serve to taste.
With what to accompany the turkey meatballs and mushrooms
We can serve turkey and mushroom meatballs as is freshly made, add them to a good broth or finish cooking them in a good tomato sauce, as has been our choice, ideal for tupper. They work very well as a main course or as a single menu if we add a side of rice or vegetables.