Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Turkey & rosemary meatballs...

I know... I've been away for quite some time - a month to be exact. I know there's no excuse for neglecting my passion - which is cooking & baking and I DID neglected it, not only My Kitchen (blog) but cooking/baking in general... and I also neglected you. I'm sorry.
My life is a little bit hectic recently. I'm a little bit lost in all that but... During last week I've found that cooking and even more so  - baking, brings me peace, relax, takes me away from everyday life rush, worries, troubles. Allows me to spend some quality time with my Lil Baby J - who LOVES baking with her mummy - and also allows me to be alone, in my kitchen, busy behind the stove or putting together a cake or something sweet. Gives me a little bit of "me time" - which all of us need from time to time. Fortunately no big "dramas" in my life - just everyday life: work (which gets to me quite badly recently), money, what to do in life/future etc. To do something for myself I've started walking (don't know what's the proper name for it - power walking/fitness walking?). It allows me to clear my mind, keep in shape and achieve some personal goals, prove myself in some way, shape or form and I already have some personal achievements on that front (finishing of 10K race).

Back to cooking and baking - I'm back for good! You won't get rid of me so easily ;) So I hope you're back with me too! Ready for some delicious sweet and savoury dishes!
And we're starting with something easy, quick and perfect for summer BBQ! Enjoy!



How to make it...

Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
- 400 g minced turkey
- 80 g porridge oats
- 1 medium red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
- 1 small onion, very finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- salt and pepper
- olive oil for brushing



Place turkey, oats, pepper, onion, rosemary and paprika in a bowl. Season to taste and mix thoroughly (I find it the best to mix it with hands). Shape into small equal in size balls. Brush with some olive oil. Preheat the grill or pan and grill/fry for about 15 minutes, turning few times to make sure it browns equally on each side. Serve hot with some Greek yogurt and/or fresh green salad.




Smacznego!

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