Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chicken Meatballs with Ginger


This was my first time using minced chicken meat, and while I was a bit wary to handle it, it turned out to be delicious. Titus loved these and so did we - definitely something we'll make again! Add a little chili if you want more of a kick - these are aromatic and flavorful but not hot at all.

We loved this stuffed in pita breads with various veggies - grated carrots, avocado slices and pickled red onions. (Slice, sprinkle with a little salt and sugar, and add a tasty vinegar, let it sit for half an hour.) We also made one of my favorite cold sauces - "raitziki". It's really a tzatsiki but with added coriander and a pinch of sugar, recipe can be found here.

I'm sure it would work just as well with turkey, if that's easier to find. (It's really hard to find here, where turkeys aren't very popular.)

Chicken Meatballs with Ginger
(printable recipe)
Serves 3

400 g minced chicken
50 ml cream (full-fat)
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
good handful fresh coriander, finely chopped
salt, pepper

Mix all ingredients gently. Shape into small balls, and flatten them a little. Fry in a little butter on medium heat, a few minutes on each side. Check to make sure they're cooked through - it can be a little hard to tell.

Serve with warm pita breads, with avocado, pickled red onions, grated carrots and raitziki.

Recipe in Swedish:
Kycklingfärsbollar med ingefära


Meggy said...

Anne these meatballs are stunning!
Very spicy and light due to the chicken meats.
Served in the pita bread with vegetables they look like a sort of kebab, I love it!
Good job.
Have a nice day!

Hana said...

looks great and I bet it tastes delicious...but why arent turkeys popular in sweden?? 'cause to me, minced turkey tastes better than minced chicken.

J said...

I made them yesterday and it was a hit! Yum!

LeX said...

those look amazing. but, i'd have to make it with turkey. my kids would love it.

Karin said...

Wonderful, I made them yesterday together with raitziki and pickled onions and it was delicious. Will definitely make them again.