Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I am always looking for a good recipe with Ground chicken, and this one is full of flavor.
This Recipe I found at wwwfood52.com here is the link
For the meatballs:
  • 1 pound ground chicken thigh meat
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, minced
  • 3/4 cups fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
For the masala sauce:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vegetable or other neutral oil

  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

  • 4 shallots, minced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 cup canned tomatoes

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 serrano chile, halved lengthwise

  • 1/4 cup cilantro

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the meatballs. Form into small golf-sized balls (you should get 24-26), and arrange them about 1 inch apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Peak inside and make sure they’re no longer pink before eating 

  •  Make the sauce: Combine the diced tomatoes and tomato paste in a mini food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.  Heat the oil over high heat in a large cast iron pan until smoking. 

  • Add the mustard seeds and cover immediately, and wait til they stop popping (15 seconds). Turn the heat to medium-low and add the shallots, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring nearly constantly, until the shallots are quite golden. Add the cumin, coriander, and cayenne, and cook for another minute or so, to toast the spices. 

  • Pour in the pureed tomato, and cook down for 3-4 minutes. It should be reduced to an almost paste-like consistency.  

  • Pour in the coconut milk, the salt and sugar, and about 1/4 cup of water. Bring to a boil.

  • Simmer covered for 5-10 minutes, to let the flavors meld. Taste for salt and spiciness.
    Add the meatballs and the cilantro to the sauce. Toss well, heat the meatballs through, and serve.

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