Baked Lemon and Thyme Meatballs
I was inspired to make these after reading the meatballs recipe on http://foodismylife.wordpress.com/ and remembering some delicious lemony meatballs that my lovely son-in-law made some time ago.
- 400g low fat pork mince
- 400g turkey mince
- 100g granary bread crumbs
- grated rind from 1 and 1/2 lemons
- juice from 1 lemon
- a handful of chopped fresh thyme
- grated ginger to taste, I used 1 1/2 teasps
- a good shake of garlic pepper
- low salt soy sauce to taste
2 Test fry a couple of small balls and taste for flavour and seasoning. Mr S is always ready to taste and advise on flavour. You can alter the proportions of any of the flavourings to suit your tastes.
3 Add some soy sauce and mix well all together until individual ingredients are no longer visible.
4 Using small meatball shapers or two teaspoons, dipped into water between each ball, make 30 -35 meatballs. You can shape them with your hands if you like.
5 Bake for between 25-30 mins at 180 in a fan oven.
I cooked these for a few moments too long so that the juices had dried up a bit. They can be reconstituted by adding just a little water and reheating.
6 Serve on pasta with a tomato sauce or just the meaty juices poured over and enjoy!