Meatballs: Winter’s Ballsy Comfort Food

January 10, 2012 6:30 pm
January 10, 2012 9:00 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President Street, Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

Glamorous in not a word that typically comes to mind when we think of meatballs. They certainly sound simple enough: meatballs. Meatballs, made of ground meat, typically seasoned with herbs and spices and held together with eggs or other binding ingredients, can put any meal over the top. Plus they provide opportunity to explore your creativity! You can use ground turkey, ground chicken, fish… anything ground or even chuncked goes. They can be sautéed, fried, baked, steamed or braised in a thick, delicious sauce. When you throw some surprise ingredients into the mix (as we at Ger-Nis love to do), the taste can be refreshingly complex. Fennel? Mint leaves? Sounds great. Currants? Pine nuts? Throw ‘em in! Come get your hands dirty and roll yourself some versatile protein-rich food. And hey, let’s rebel against the notion that meatballs can’t be glamorous. Ger-Nis is using some of Nissa’s best and ballsiest recipes for this class, sure to be winners in this winters cold spell!

Recipes: Baked Salmon Ball Appetizers with Lemon Dill Pesto, Sicilian Style Herbed Meatballs; Sausage Parsley Fennel Meatballs with Tomato Cream Sauce; Mexican Herbed Chicken Albondigas Soup; Chicken Pesto Meatballs; and Lamb Kefta with Herbed Yogurt and Pomegranates;

Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: Learn the art of rolling meat into a ball, with amazing flavors that will blow your mind!

Ashton Keefe

Ashton Keefe is a private chef, caterer, and food stylist in New York. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a BA in English and Entrepreneurship she studied Classic Pastry Arts at The French Culinary Institute. Ashton also contributes to Leslie Sbrocco’s Thirsty Girl, and has written, developed and tested for magazines such as O Magazine and Everyday with Rachael Ray. Check out Ashton’s personal blog Diary of a Sweet Tooth at Contact Ashton

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