1. Headline
  1. Headline
updated 7/8/2008 4:12:30 PM ET 2008-07-08T20:12:30

Recipe: Spicy duck meatballs

  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, very finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground duck
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons chile sauce, such as sriracha or sambal
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 shallots, sliced crosswise
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 8 cups Veal Stock
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and 3 cloves garlic. Cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes; remove from heat and let cool.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Remove duck mixture from refrigerator and form into 1 1/2-to 2-inch balls. Transfer to a baking sheet. Transfer baking sheet to oven and cook for 10 minutes.

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add remaining 2 cloves garlic, 1 shallot, and plum tomatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add wine and cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Add veal stock and thyme; let simmer for 20 minutes.

Strain liquid through a fine mesh strainer set over another large saucepan, discarding solids. Transfer meatballs to liquid and place over medium heat. Let meatballs simmer until cooked through, about 30 minutes.

Heat remaining teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add remaining 2 shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add meatballs and their cooking liquid, butter; let cook for 2 minutes.

Serving Size

Serves four

Recipe: Edamame falafel

  • Falafel
  • 2 pounds shelled soybeans (fresh is best, but frozen can be substituted)
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon minced chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Canola oil
  • Sauce
  • 1 pasteurized egg yolk (available in the frozen food section of most grocery stores)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon tahini
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Sambai chili
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Mince soybeans in a food processor. Put beans in a mixing bowl along with remaining ingredients except oil. Roll into one-ounce balls. Half fill a medium saucepan with canola oil and heat to 375 degrees. Fry balls for approximately three minutes over medium heat until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and season again with salt and pepper.

Combine egg yolk, Dijon mustard, cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, salt, pepper, and chili in food processor and blend on high for about one minutes. Slowly add half the olive oil then add all the water. Add the remaining oil and season to taste.

Serving Size

Serves 12


Discussion comments


Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments

More on TODAY.com

  1. Ann and Steve Toon/Solent News

    Two abandoned baby hedgehogs get some TLC after a prickly start

    7/30/2014 6:42:41 PM +00:00 2014-07-30T18:42:41
  1. Michael Dwyer / AP

    Five cases when buyer's remorse will cost you big

    7/30/2014 9:03:12 PM +00:00 2014-07-30T21:03:12
  1. Courtesy Graves family

    Death-defying: Mom battled cancer while ‘feisty’ baby waited for a new heart

    7/30/2014 2:52:11 PM +00:00 2014-07-30T14:52:11
  1. Strike on Gaza shopping area kills at least a dozen, wounds 150

    An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, just hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school, Gaza health officials said.

    7/30/2014 5:38:37 PM +00:00 2014-07-30T17:38:37
  1. Twitter.com/SarahDrewGreys

    'Grey's Anatomy' star Sarah Drew reveals her baby bump

    7/30/2014 5:07:52 PM +00:00 2014-07-30T17:07:52