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Ep8: Turkey Meatballs with Chef David Guas
If you're on a neutropenic diet from cancer treatments you have to follow some pretty strict rules when it comes to food. Here at Bayou Bakery in Arlington, VA, Chef David Guas has a turkey meatball recipe that fits the dietary bill, tastes great, and is easy to make at home.
Turkey Meatballs (12-15 Meatballs)
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  • 1 lb ground turkey [93/7]
  • 1/2 cup sweet onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 11/2 tsp salt, kosher
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1 whole egg, grade-A, large
  • 1-11/2 cups breadcrumbs [plain]
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tbsp basil, dried [+ 1/4 cup fresh basil,
  • chopped]
  • 1 tsp thyme, dried
  1. Place the onion, bell pepper, and garlic in a blender and puree until completely broken down [45 seconds].
  2. Pour over the ground meat in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, spices, herbs, cheese, and only cup of breadcrumbs to start and mix well [you may find the mix to be a bit wet, if so you may add the additional 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs].  
  3. Using an ice cream scoop [just slightly bigger than the size of a golf ball], portion the meat filling and, with damp hands, roll into balls.
  4. Bake in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
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David Guas
Bayou Bakery
1515 N Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
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Lauren Mauro, MD
The GW Medical Faculty Associates
Cancer & Blood Disorders

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