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Edible Experiments is a series designed to test out recipes from various blogs, websites and cookbooks. Enjoy!

Readers, if you are like me, you would never have guessed what recipe this first edible experiment post will feature. But, this was a compelling experiment and I wanted to give it a try.

I regularly read several gluten free blogs for meal ideas, support, and information. One of my favorite blogs to read is Karina’s Kitchen. She has beautiful photographs and almost all of her recipes have turned out great. In fact, you may find that I regularly try out her recipes and may feature them with this series. After being introduced to delicious Asian-Mexican Fusion, I was itching to try out my hand at some of my own fusion. Then I stumbled across this recipe for Turkey Meatballs with Asian Noodles, which simply screamed “try me!” So what could I do? Try them I did. Check out the results.

Delicious! First, according to her recipe, Karina calls for a blend of three herbs: mint, cilantro, and parsley. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the mint on hand; I have yet to cultivate mint in my porch pots. So, I left it out. I use Trader Joes Turkey, which is affordable and guaranteed hormone-free. For bread-crumbs, I used part of a loaf I mixed up in my bread maker. I found it reasonably easy to form the meatballs, although, I may have made them a bit large and both the Musician and I ended up cutting them up to distribute equally with our pasta. For noodles, again Trader Joes was my hero, since they have Thai-style rice noodles. Making the trek to Asian supermarkets is well worth it, but we have been trying to ride our bikes to the grocery store, so TJ’s it is! Everything else, we did according to her recipe. In the end, I found the noodles a bit dry and added in a bit more Tamari and sesame oil over the top.  If I were to make it again I would make the meat a day ahead since the flavors were very strong and didn’t quite meld in a nice way I would have liked them too. Leftovers were perfect however, and the meatballs kept quite well. Rice noodles are not known for their longevity however, so plan accordingly.

Overall, a tasty treat fit for a dinner party or gathering of friends, a bit complicated for a weeknight dinner, and made great leftovers. In short, Turkey Meatballs with Asian Noodles gets a strong recommendation from our trailer.

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