19 de abril de 2016

Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce RECIPE FOR TODAY

Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce
adapted from The Food You Crave, by Ellie Krieger
Sauce:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup grated carrot
3 tbsp tomato paste
one 28 oz can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
1 tsp fincely minced chipotles in adobo
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
6 leaves basil, roughly torn
a glug of wine, if you happen to be drinking some
Meatballs:
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 slice stale bread, soaked in milk, wrung out and torn up
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, pressed in the garlic press
2 tbsp minced parsley
1 tsp dried thyme
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper
Spaghetti:
1/2 box whole wheat spaghetti, cooked according to package
1/3 cup grated parmigiano reggiano
minced basil for garnish

To make the sauce, saute onions in olive oil for a few minutes, add garlic and saute another minute, and finally add carrots. Stir in tomato paste and can of tomatoes, including all their juices, as well as chipotles, oregano, red pepper flakes, optional wine, and salt and pepper. Cover partially and simmer away while you prepare the meatballs.

To make the meatballs, combine your ground turkey, garlic, beaten egg, milk-soaked bread bits, carrot, onion, dried thyme, parsley and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Remove all jewelry and squish away until your stress level is down to zero, or your ingredients are fully combined. Preheat broiler. Roll meat mixture into 1 1/2-2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking oil. Broil for 12 minutes, flipping halfway.
To plate, combine a lovely tangle of noodles, a heaping ladle of sauce, a few sizzling meatballs, garnish with parmegiano and basil, and enjoy!