Friends, we're going Thai this week! I was browsing Pinterest for recipe inspiration the other day, and stumbled upon a recipe for cocounut curry meatballs posted by Bewitchen' Kitchen. Immediately hooked. Well, obviously, because "coconut." I was happy to discover there's coconut milk involved. Once I read more, my heart was seriously set on this recipe. I didn't follow the original one step by step exactly. I like putting my own spin on things. And that's the beauty of cooking. There are rules, but at the same time, there are no rules. It's good to be smart with your ingredients, but also experimental. Here is everything you need to make these delicious baby meatballs in a warm rice bowl, or as I like to call it - a rice nest.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Ground Turkey
- 1/4 of a red onion
- 3-4 garlic cloves
- 1 lime (juice)
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 1 tbsp of Thai red curry paste
- 1 tbsp of Almond Butter
- 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp of cumin
- 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp of nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp of coconut amino
- salt and pepper to taste
- Jasmine rice
- Chopped parsley for garnish
1.Pre-heat oven at 400 degree F, and start boiling your water for your rice.
2. For the meatballs, combine ground turkey with chopped red onion, fresh garlic, nutritional yeast, 1/2 tsp of cumin, 1/2 of a lime (juice). Mix ingredients in a large bowl until even.
3. Roll ground turkey mix into small balls, and lay on an oiled baking tray. Make sure you make each meatball similar to size to ensure an even bake for all of them.
4. Bake meatballs for 20 minutes. Add rice into pot of boiling water. Stir and cook for 20 minutes
5. For the curry sauce, heat pan under medium high and pour coconut milk. Stir until mix is even. Add the remaining ingredients: almond butter, thai red curry paste, red pepper flakes, coconut amino, garlic powder, and the other remaining 1/2 of a lime (juice). Stir constantly.
6. Add meatballs into the sauce.
7. Reduce flame and stir meatballs around occasionally.
8. Turn heat off under pot containing rice. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
9. Scoop some rice and put onto a plate. Make a hole in the center for the meatballs to go.
10. Drizzle extra curry sauce over your dish, and garnish with some parsley. Voila!