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On Sunday I had the pleasure of doing an event for the Malibu Boys & Girls Club hosted by Shelley Litvak and Jaye Eigler. We wanted to use a bit of nautical as it was at Shelley's home on the beach. Incorporating Sail rope, buoys, and shells is an easy way to Luluize any gathering. Its makes it fun, and a little outside the box.
Turn any wooden surface (the buoy) into an impromptu sign with a chalk paint pen. It's easily erasable with a damp cloth. Wrapping sail rope around the silver wine vessel makes for a more casual & creative look.
A favorite of the night was my signature Turkey Meatballs with tomato jam, feta, & fresh basil. Try my scrumptious recipe below;
Makes 8 burgers or 40 mini meatball PRE HEAT OVEN TO 400 DEGREES THIS RECIPE CAN BE USED FOR MEATBALLS,SLIDERS,TACO’S JUST ABOUT ANYTHING......... 1LB GROUND TURKEY 1LB SPICY TURKEY SAUSAGE OR REG SAUSAGE (YOUR CHOICE) 1 CUP RICOTTA 2 EGGS 1 CUP GROUND BREADCRUMBS 1⁄2 CUP PARSLEY LEAVES 2 TABLESPOONS OREGANO LEAVES 1⁄4 CUP OLIVE OIL 2 TSPNS FENNEL SEEDS 1/8 TSP RED CHILI FLAKES (OPTIONAL) SALT TO TASTE
PUT OLIVE OIL, PARSLEY, OREGANO, FENNEL SEEDS AND RED CHILI FLAKES ALL IN A BLENDER AND BLEND. MIX THE TURKEY, SAUASAGE, RICOTTA, EGGS, BREADCRUMBS AND HERB MIXTURE WITH YOUR HANDS. Form into any size ball you want to or burger. Depends on what you feel like.
NOTE: I ALWAYS FRY A LITTLE MEATBALL UP TO TASTE SO I CAN ADJUST THE SEASONING
TOMATO JAM: 1⁄2 CUP OLIVE OIL 1 LARGE ONION (JAY OMIT THIS AND ADD 3 MORE CLOVES GARLIC) 3 CLOVES GARLIC 1 BAY LEAF 2 TABLESPOONS TOMATO PASTE 2 28 OUNCE CANS DICED TOMATOES
*SOMETIMES I EVEN THROW SOME CARROTS INTO THE SAUCE. THEN BLEND IN BLENDER OR USE FRESH TOMATOES WHEN IN SEASON.
HEAT OLIVE OIL IN A PAN. ADD THE ONION, OREGANO, BAY LEAF AND GARLIC. COOK UNTIL SOFTENED. ADD THE TOMATOES,TOMATO PASTE AND BRING TO A BOIL THEN TO TURN TO SIMMER. TRY IT AND ADJUST THE SEASONING. I LIKE TO KEEP IT COOKING SO ITT GET’S THICKER. WHEN YOU FEEL IT’S DONE,TURN OFF. PUT THE MEATBALLS IN A PAN FITTED TIGHTLY WITH SIDES. POUR OVER SOME OF THE SAUCE. BAKE FOR 20 MINUTES.