Ok, the meatballs don’t really have wings, but the meat that contributed sure did. The hubs wanted some meatballs and we thought it would be fun to make them out of something other than beef or pork. I think these turned out great. They are light and fresh and great for a spring dish.
Turkey & Chicken Meatballs. Makes 22 quarter sized meatballs (about 3/4 ounce each).
1/2 lb ground turkey (fresh from the meat counter if possible)
1/2 lb ground chicken (fresh from the meat counter if possible)
1T fresh chive
1 medium carrot, shred
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1/4 t smoked paprika
1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 fresh cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Form into balls the size of a quarter. You may find that putting a little olive oil on your hands makes rolling these fairly sticky balls easier.
Bake on a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet for 20 minutes. Remove and serve with your pasta of choice. I tossed mine into this Pasta with Meyer Lemon & Basil from Serious Eats.