Paleo Turkey Coconut Curry Meatballs

Ingredients Meatballs: 1.5 lbs ground turkey breast (higher fat works great and holds the meatballs together) 1 carrot 4 garlic cloves 1/2 cup shredded coconut (organic section of grocery store, unsweetened) 1 egg 2 tsp thai green curry paste (look in "ethnic" section of grocery store and aim for no sugar, etc.) handful of cilantro [...]

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey breast (higher fat works great and holds the meatballs together)
  • 1 carrot
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (organic section of grocery store, unsweetened)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp thai green curry paste (look in “ethnic” section of grocery store and aim for no sugar, etc.)
  • handful of cilantro

Green Curry Sauce:

  •  4 tbsp thai green curry paste (same type as for meatballs)
  • 1 14 oz can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 sliced jalapeno if you like spice

Directions:

Meatballs:

Put all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until smooth . Use your hands to form shapes resembling meatballs.

Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil  over medium-high heat and add the meatballs (probably half of your batch). Cook for a few minutes over medium-high heat and then flop the meatballs over. It should take about 15 minutes to cook thoroughly.

Sauce:

Heat coconut oil with green curry paste and sliced bell pepper with jalapeños over high heat in a saucepan. Let boil for two minutes then add coconut milk and reduce to moderate heat. Let simmer and thicken for 15-20 minutes.

Serve meatballs with sauce with your choice of anything really. My recommendations are cauliflower rice or a vegetable like bok choy. Enjoy!

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Ilana is a native of Southern California. She is an accomplished rock and ice climber and is the brains behind Thrillseekers Anonymous. Currently residing in Colorado, she is a Registered Surgical/Trauma Nurse, who can be found leading her own adventures on days off. Ilana is a sponsored athlete with GoMacro, WoolX, and an Arcteryx Denver ambassador. She has been featured in various media outlets including the February 2015 issue of ‘Climbing’ magazine, December 2013 issue of ‘Rock and Ice’ magazine, December/January 2013 issue of ‘Gripped Climbing’ magazine, Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons (How To Climb Series) by Dave Black and Pasadena Magazine as well as a Climbing Expert on MTV’s Parental Control (Season 7 – “Heather”).

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