Thursday, July 10, 2008

L'eau de Cilantro

My hubby loves cilantro. In fact, the other day after I made a cilantro cream sauce, I walked past him and he complimented me on my perfume. This silly man must have forgot I don't wear perfume... but what he was smelling was cilantro!

Tonight I wanted something light and citrusy so I made Cilantro Turkey meatballs with Lemon Couscous. I basically followed my usual Cilantro Turkey Burger recipe and shaped into small meatballs, which I sauteed until nicely browned. Here's my recipe for Cilantro Turkey Meatballs:

1 pound lean ground turkey
1 half large red onion
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt olive oil

In a bowl, grate onion. This allows it to add moisture to the turkey and even cooking.
To the grated onion, add turkey, cilantro & spices.
Combine thoroughly without over handling.
Shape into meatballs, (walnut sized).
Heat up saute pan.
Add a little oil and cook the meatballs until nicely browned.

**I'm also submitting this to the Culinarty Original Recipes blogging event hosted by Lore! Check out Lore's site for additional recipes and the upcoming round up for this blogging event next week!**


Angie said...

Mmm! Those sound great! And that perfume you're wearing is lovely! :-)

Rachel said...

Those look really good! It sounds like it would go so good with the couscous. Ive just recently come around to ground turkey, so I will have to give these babies a try.

Maryanna said...

This is a good recipe for me to try since I've got some cilantro growing.

bettylou79 said...

Those look delicious. I will have to make those soon.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

We're also a cilantro-loving people, so I'm going to be all over this one.

BMK said...

We love cilantro too! I'm bookmarking this one. Looks like a light summer meal.

Katie said...

I am a big meatball, lemon & cilantro fan. What a great combo. Good luck with the blogging event!

Cate said...

I can't wait to try this. I wish my cilantro would grow faster!

Lore said...

These look great and I'm sure they were a delight with couscous.
Thank you for your entry!

Brooke said...

LOL at cilantro perfume. DH has asked me numerous times if I could find a bacon-scented perfume.

Tammie said...

This recipe sounds so good. I love cilatro too! I'll have to try it next week. :-)

Jaime said...

i LOVE cilantro too! i'll have to try this recipe :)

lovestoeat said...

youve been tagged..see my blog for rules!

Angie said...

RYC: It's so funny you left that comment! I read my trial issue of CI and LOVED it! I'm definitely getting myself a subscription!

Stephanie said...

I am going to have to try these! Yum!!

Ben said...

Oh they look so good. Anything with cilantro and turkey is welcomed here.

Dragon said...

I love anything with cilantro also so I can understand your husband's addictions. The turkey balls look great!

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