15/11/2013

TexMex Frikadeller [Fun with Fusion]

Frikadeller
Frikadeller are simply, Danish Meatballs, usually served with red cabbage alongside.

Most often made with pork, I made up a batch with turkey mince ... and gave it a little twist.

Friday night is our Tex Mex night. We have Chilli, Fajitas, Enchiladas, that sort of thing on a Friday, so tonight, is a kind of fusion - Danish Meatballs with a Red Cabbage Salad made Mexican (italicised).

I'm justifying it as a meeting of the two cultures somewhere, somehow, like how Enchiladas Suizas came to be - a meeting of Mexican and Swiss.

Ingredients

Frikadeller - turkey mince, cassava flour, lemon zest, ground coriander, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, celery salt and dill, goose fat for frying

Salad - Red cabbage, tomato, cucumber, radish, spring onion, red chilli, green chilli, black pepper, dill and a sprinkle of cider vinegar

Sides - Holy Guacamole! ... with dill, and Greek yoghurt with lemon and dill.

Frikadeller

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and begin forming meatballs. See? Nordic Meatballs ... but spicy!

In a couple of batches, fry off the meatballs in your favourite paleo fat (all together now ... "goose fat, for me"), flip after a couple of minutes and then roll them around the pan after another couple.

We'll cook through in the oven - this is just to seal them.

Frikadeller

Mount up in an ovenproof dish and settle into the oven set to 200C for about 20 minutes.

Salad

Shred up all the ingredients, slosh the cider vinegar over and place in the fridge to chill.

Red Cabbage Salad

Sides

Holy Guacamole is simply a case of blending avocado with lemon juice and a little sea salt. Today, I added dill. NordiScandiWegians love dill! Place in the fridge to chill.

Greek yoghurt with lemon juice, touch of sea salt and more dill. Place in the fridge to chill.

Serve

Big bowl of 'balls, bowl of salad, bowls of sides ... you don't need a map.

Eat, drink and wind down - it's Friday!

2 comments :

  1. I have a meatball obsession, and these look lovely! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you, Gabriela - So quick to make up and so versatile. Great as leftovers sliced over a salad for lunch, too.

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