Far too much and too many spices! I love curries and tagines, but this recipe just had too much going on, spice-wise. And, Lamb would be a much better choice of meats. So, if I make it again, I will use Lamb and cut the spice measurements in half.
Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Meatballs
Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Meatballs are a great pick-up appetizer or main dish. Serve in flatbread and top with Avocado-Mint Tzatziki.
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Grill: 6 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hour
Total: 1 Hour, 36 Minutes
- 2 slices firm white sandwich bread, torn into pea-size pieces
- 1 pound ground dark meat turkey
- 1/2 cup minced red onion
- 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Avocado-Mint Tzatziki
- Flatbread, cut into squares
- 1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°).
- 2. Combine first 14 ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stirring until well blended. Divide mixture into 16 portions; shape each portion into a cylinder. Brush each meatball evenly with olive oil.
- 3. Grill meatballs, turning once, 6 to 10 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with Avocado-Mint Tzatziki and flatbread.
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