Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Spicy Meatball? - Fictional Food - July/August 2010

I have been absolutely inspired by the entries so far for this month’s challenge. The posts have been awesome, inventive, and mouth watering. I knew I had to bring my A-game. So, I chose that old classic of western culture…the television commercial. I went with Magdalini’s Meatballs from the Alka-Seltzer commercial. You know, “That’s a-spicy meatball-a!!”
I adapted a Madhur Jaffrey recipe for kebabs as follows:

1 pound of ground beef
1 pound of ground pork
1TBSP coriander seed (whole)
1 TBSP cumin seed (whole)
2tsp fresh black ground pepper
2tsp dried crushed jalapenos
2TBSP chickpea flour (toasted)
2 eggs
Bunch of fresh cilantro, de-stemmed

The recipe calls for the meat to be very finely ground. So, I figured what better chance to use my Kitchenaid meat great attachment. There were a few missteps along the way, though. Well, the video below is short and you can see for yourself:

Luckily, my crème brulee torch cauterized the wound long enough for me to complete the challenge. AND I was able to get most of the bits of me out of the mixture. I added the meat and all the ingredients into the bowl and used the safer flat blade attachment to complete the mixture.

I was having trouble forming the meatballs with one hand, so I pressed the mixture into a flan pan. Baked at 450 F for about 20 minutes.

Something weird happened during the cooking though. It turned green.

Then it dawns on me:

Soylent Green it’s not just people.
It’s ME!!
And I’m delicious.

1 comment:

  1. You rat! LOL You drew me in and then made a perfect feint right around me and scored on the soylent green right at the end. Why didn't I see it coming? GOAL!