WENT TURKEY FOR EASTER! #TURKEY LOAF WITH SWEET/SOUR SAUCE

On this Easter day, I decided to be in company of the other feathery one. My protein of choice was  turkey. Transformed my lean protein into a succulent loaf. And, because turkey is somewhat bland, I decided to incorporate diced vegetables, spices, herbs and other ingredients so as to boost the taste in a huge way.

Before I added veggies, I sautéed in a drizzle of olive oil and  seasoned along with a pinch of salt, black pepper, etc.

SAUTEED VEGGIES FOR TURKEY LOAF
SAUTEED VEGGIES FOR TURKEY LOAF

After vegetables cooled these were added to seasoned turkey along with other ingredients.

MAIN INGREDIENTS FOR TURKEY LOAF
MAIN INGREDIENTS FOR TURKEY LOAF

All ingredients were added to turkey and combined without overworking. A loaf was made and a home-made sweet and sour sauce brushed on.

SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE
SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE
TURKEY LOAF READY FOR OVEN
TURKEY LOAF READY FOR OVEN

Turkey loaf was baked for 50 minutes at a temperature of 350 degrees fahrenheit. Then, additional sauce was brushed and loaf was placed under broiler for a another 2 minutes for sauce to set.

Turkey loaf was served with garlic-flavored mashed potatoes along with spring green beans and broccoli.

 

 

ASIAN/ITALIAN STICKY TURKEY BALLS

Went for a healthy alternative to beef meatballs. Decided go ‘Turkey’. To boost the taste of the bland one, I included the following spices and ingredients:

  • Basil (dried)
  • Oregano (dried)
  • Parsley (fresh)
  • Thyme (fresh)
  • Onions (diced)
  • Garlic (crushed)
  • Celery (finely chopped)
  • Carrot (finely chopped)
  • Bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • Grape tomatoes (chopped)
  • Soy sauce
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt/black pepper
  • Sugar(sprinkle)
  • Scallion

Tried to keep a fine balance. Thus, I forego frying the balls and decided to bake at a temperature of 400 degrees fahrenheit for approximately 20 minutes. With a drizzle of olive oil, my balls were ready for a preheated oven.

TURKEY BALLS READY FOR OVEN
TURKEY BALLS READY FOR OVEN

On the side, a slightly sweet and sour sauce simmered.

SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE FOR TURKEY BALLS
SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE FOR TURKEY BALLS

The turkey balls soaked up all the sticky and delicious flavors of the slightly sweet and sour sauce. The result was  super-moist turkey balls that made my taste-buds jumped for joy.