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Spicy Thai Turkey Meatballs

Spicy Thai Turkey Meatballs

“Thai food ain’t about simplicity. It’s about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish. Like a complex musical chord it’s got to have a smooth surface but it doesn’t matter what’s happening underneath. Simplicity isn’t the dictum here, at all. Some westerners think it’s a jumble of flavours, but to a Thai that’s important, it’s the complexity they delight in.” David Thompson

Thai food is known for its enthusiastic use of fresh (rather than dried) herbs and spices. Common herbs include cilantro, lemongrass, Thai basils and mint. Some other common flavors in Thai food come from ginger, galangal, tamarind, turmeric, garlic, soy beans, shallots, white and black peppercorn, kaffir lime and, of course, chilies.

Turkey escalopes with capers and lemon sauce

Turkey escalopes with capers and lemon sauce

Making turkey escalopes is very easy and even cooking beginners could do it easily. A staple of bistro cooking, these thin slices of poultry or meat, called escalopes, cook very quickly and can be served with all kinds of interesting sauces. For this recipes we choose capers sauce. Escalopes is a French term meaning a “very thin”, boneless slice of meat such as: veal, pork, turkey, or salmon. Escalopes are thinner from using a meat mallet or rolling pin to thin out. The cooking time is very short because they are so thin. In the US, this cut is known as “scallop”.

Turkey burgers with herbs

Turkey burgers with herbs

Burgers are very popular food, but nowadays usually considered as junk food. Well, the burger is not always synonym for unhealthy and cheap food sold on the street corners or chain restaurants.   Ground turkey is typically much leaner than ground beef. In order to keep the burger from being too dry it helps to use ground dark meat from thighs and legs if you can get it. Adding a little olive oil to the mix helps too.

Lasagne with turkey

Lasagne with turkey

Lasagne is a wide and flat type of pasta and possibly one of the oldest shapes. The word also refers to a dish made with this type of pasta. As with most other types of pasta, the word is a plural form, lasagne meaning more than one piece of lasagna ribbon. Traditionally, the dough was prepared in Southern Italy with semolina and water and in the northern regions, where semolina was not available, with flour and eggs. Nowadays in Italy, since the only type of wheat allowed for pasta is durum wheat, lasagne are made of semolina (from durum wheat) and eggs.

This easy-to-make baked pasta dish is delicious made with cooked turkey left over from the roast dinner and broccoli florets in a creamy cheese sauce.