Cooking shouldn’t necessarily be long and tedious and the food processor is very helpful in making a cooking routine fast and even pleasant. I use my Kichenaid extensively for shredding, grinding, chopping, mixing and pureeing: it is a real time saver! I particularly like the idea of throwing everything into a food processor and ending up with an interesting dish out of an ordinary set of products. Indeed, if I didn’t have my KichenAid I wouldn’t even think of making this dish…
It was one of those days when I had to prepare something urgently but fridge didn’t offer much of a choice. However, I happened to have carrots and turkey thighs sitting in the fridge. I proceeded by mixing a couple of carrots with turkey meat and, as the meat seemed a bit runny, I thought that maybe coconut flakes could help to hold it together (I thought of coconut flour initially, which also happened to be used up). So, I proceeded with the coconut flakes, thinking that it was a weird idea, considering that I used coconut flakes for desserts only before, but it worked! I also added some spices and parsley leaves and my turkey coconut meatballs were ready in no time! Later on I tuned up the recipe a bit, but it is still very similar to its original version.
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Start by cutting turkey meat into large chunks.
- Grate the carrot in a food processor or by hand.
- Add the turkey meat, shredded coconut, herbs, spices and the oil and pulse everything several times.
- Set your food processor on a low setting and process until everything is well incorporated.
- Form meatballs, arrange them in a greased baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!