Dinner - two words: SO GOOD.
(Five actually descriptive words: thai turkey meatballs with zoodles)
As backstory to this dinner, I ended up leaving work 2 hours later than I usually do and was so ready to eat before I even got on the metro. Naturally, the whole way home, I was thinking about what in my fridge and/or pantry I could throw together to cook. I decided I was in the mood for something warm, not just in terms of temperature, but you know, something warm. So I thought, why not do something with a thai curry? I love how the richness of the coconut milk and red curry paste balance each other out, but still give you that deep flavor that’s really rich and, you guessed it, warm :)
I bought ground turkey on my grocery run the other day that I had yet to use/throw in the freezer, so I took that out and combined it with chopped basil, ground ginger, curry paste, crushed red pepper and a little bit of coconut milk. I’ve heard that adding zucchini to meatballs is a great way to add body - not to mention an extra serving of vegetables - so I added in one grated zucchini as well (after squeezing the water out). After forming the meatballs, I seared the outsides in a pan with hot melted coconut oil for a few minutes and then poured a simple sauce (coconut milk, red curry paste, tomato paste) over the meat and let it simmer.
While the meatballs were finishing cooking, I spiralized two zucchini and cooked them for a few minutes in a pan with olive oil. Once the meat was done, I served the meatballs over the zoodles, poured some extra sauce over it all and sprinkled some cilantro on top for garnish.
Three words: dinner is served.