A side note: With this meal I used a pantry staple I talked about a few posts ago. A container of dried mushrooms I picked up at Costco! I love these because sometime when you want to make a quick risotto or perhaps a sauce of some type, you can always substitute the dried mushrooms. They do have a smokey flavor compared to regular fresh mushrooms but I found them to be handy to have around!
|Some ingredients for this meal!|
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 cup chopped onion (I put in Cuisinart, and chopped fine)
3/4 cup chopped yellow or orange carrots (Chopped in Cuisinart as well.)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup reconstituted dried mushrooms, chopped in the Cuisinart
2 sprigs of lemon grass, diced small (optional)
1 teaspoon lemon rind, diced
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
1 cup bread crumbs
1 lb. ground turkey, (preferably mixed light & dark meat)
1/4 cup white wine
1 teaspoon ground sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 large egg
3 tablespoons ketchup
1) Saute onions, carrots, garlic and mushrooms in the olive oil on the stove top until onions become opaque.
2) Pour the sautéed ingredients into a bowl large enough to hold all ingredients. Deglaze the pan with the white wine and cook down until only 2 tablespoons remain. Pour into bowl with other ingredients.
3) Add lemon grass, lemon rind, parsley, bread crumbs, ground turkey, ketchup, salt and pepper, mix well.
4) In a separate bowl, lightly beat an egg then add it to the bowl with all the ingredients. Mix together well, and form into a football shape (American Football that is).
5) Place on baking pan lined with parchment paper to keep from sticking. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes, or until thermometer inserted in the center registers 175. Let stand for five minutes and serve!