I really had fun making this dish. What made it so fun was to have my daughter in law help me come up with the idea, and make it with me 🙂 Watching her slowly cut the veggies up to a chefs precision was delightful! Not to mention being able to glance to the side to see Baby Eden watching me cook with absolute delight in his eyes when he sees me. I die! Cooking with her while listening to Stevie Nicks Stand Back sipping on sparkling cucumber water made for a delightful evening, especially when everyone who got to eat it says “That’s a Favorite, that’s a favorite!!” I look forward to coming up with new ideas on how to make some of our favorite foods waistline friendly with her.
So that you can get to making this dish for someone you love, I will tell you….
What You Will Need:
I Pkg Lean Ground White Turkey Breast
2 Lg Red Bell Peppers, chopped in to 1 inch pieces
1 Bunch Green Onions, minced with the white and green parts separated
1 Lg can of Pineapple chunks (NO SUGAR ADDED!) separate the pineapple from the juice, but save it for your sauce. Set aside 1/2 Cup of the pineapple and mince.
1 Lg Carrot, shredded
2 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, grated and minced
2 Tbsp Chinese Five Spice
For the Sauce:
Juice from the pineapple
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Crushed Red Peppers
2 Tbsp Ketchup
4 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar (Or rice wine vinegar)
Now that you have what you need,
Prep your Mis en Place 🙂
I need to stress a little how easy it is to make this dish. Most meals are very easy to make if you do your Mis en Place first.
Pre heat your oven to 350.
In a bowl, combine the turkey, shredded carrot, minced green onion (White and light green parts only), minced ginger, chinese five spice, and minced pineapple.
Roll into bite sized balls and place on parchment paper then bake in the oven for 12 minutes.
While the meat is cooking, in a glass bowl combine the pineapple juice, crushed red peppers, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, ketchup, and brown sugar.
In a pan on the stove set to medium high heat, add in the green parts of the green onion with the red bell pepper.
Cook untill small black marks appear on the bell pepper then add in the remaining pineapple.
By now the meat should be cooked, so add the meat into the pan with the bell peppers in it.
Add the sauce you made to the pan.
Simmer for three minutes and remove from heat.
Assemble your skewers meat, bell pepper, pineapple continue.
Drizzle with the sauce from the pan, then pour yourself a glass of wine and watch your loved ones face light up when they take their first bite!
Makes 4 Servings:
243.5 Cals, 1.2 G fat, 29.6 G carb, 2.3 G fiber, 28.6 G pro, 17.5 G sugar
Extra: You can always make a double batch of these to freeze for a later date.
Cheers!! To Another Waistline Friendly Meal!
***In Loving Memory of Peaches….. He was OUR baby.