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Phil Vickery's lemon turkey meatballs

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Lemon Turkey Meatballs
Lemon Turkey Meatballs
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Celebrity chef Phil Vickery's recipe combines two delicious superfoods, British turkey and broccoli: both are packed with essential vitamins and minerals

Ingredients

  • 500g (18oz) British turkey mince
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 225ml (9fl oz) whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper

For the sauce:

  • 200ml (7fl oz) chicken stock
  • 2 heads of broccoli, cut into small florets, cooked
  • 300g (11oz) cooked pasta ribbons

These meatballs taste great with any pasta, not just tagliatelle. Try spaghetti instead if you prefer.

Method

  1. Cook the onion and garlic in a little oil for about 10 mins to soften.
  2. Place the mince, cooked onion, pine nuts, lemon zest, olive oil, breadcrumbs and 1tbsp whipping cream into a bowl and mix well. Season well with salt and pepper.
  3. Form into 20 small balls, then chill well.
  4. To make the sauce, boil the chicken stock and lemon juice to reduce by two thirds. Add the remaining cream and reboil, the sauce should thicken straight away. You may need to add a touch of stock if the sauce thickens too much. Season well with salt and pepper, and keep warm.
  5. Place a couple of tbsp of oil into a non stick frying pan.
  6. Add the meatballs and gently cook for 15 mins to lightly brown and cook through. Serve with warm pasta and broccoli. Spoon over the hot lemon sauce.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 314(kcal)
  • Fat 9.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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