I suppose I've decided to make this week all about being ready. How could I not touch on food? On Sunday, while meal planning, I was browsing through "Cooking Light" and came across this super different and fast recipe. I've never cooked with Polenta and was so excited to try something different!
The flavors were such an interesting pairing! I loved this recipe! The meatballs had a sweet heat to them and it went so great with the creamy Polenta. Turns out that cooking with this is pretty easy.
Here is the recipe!
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 1/4 pound ground 93% lean turkey
- 2 tbsp oil
- Cooking Spray
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tbsp Sriracha
- 1 1/2 soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tp Worcestershire sauce
First bring stock and salt to a boil on medium high heat and slowly add Polenta and consistantly whisk it. Reduce heat and let simmer for 25 minutes, or until Polenta is thick. Add butter and stir until melted. In a bowl combine turkey and oil (I left this step out, just turkey for me), make as many meatballs as you can. Coat a different pan with cooking spray and add the meatballs and cook. Take the meatballs away and add 1/4 to the pan then add the reat of your ingredients to pan, stir with whisk and bring to boil. Return turkey balls and lower heat. Serve them over the Polenta.
I feel like the takeaway from this, is to always try new things and expand your horizons. I will deffianetly use this recipe in the future!
Note: If you wanted a more traditional meal, use rice instead of Polenta.
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup Polenta, 5 meatballs. Calories 428 per serving)