Thursday, September 30, 2010

Marx Foods Blogger Mushroom Recipe Challenge

Roasted Large Herbed Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Tossed with Red Wine Marinara, Porcinis and Chanterelles

Serves: 4
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

2 c. water
1/4 oz. Marx Foods dried porcini mushrooms
1/4 oz. Marx Foods dried chanterelle mushrooms
1 lb. ground turkey
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. dried oregano
1 t. fresh sage, minced
1 T. fresh parsley, minced
1 T. capers, finely chopped
1/4 c. parmesan, freshly grated
1 T. olive oil
1 shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. dry red wine
26 oz. marinara sauce
1/3 c. reserved mushroom stock
1/2 lb. spaghetti
water, for boiling
1/4 c. parmesan cheese, freshly grated
12 small fresh basil leaves (garnish)
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  For the mushrooms bring 2 cups of water to a boil and pour over mushrooms that are placed in a microwavable safe bowl.  Let sit for 20 minutes to rehydrate then drain reserving mushrooms stock and setting aside rehydrated mushrooms. 
    For the meatballs combine ingredients in a large bowl and using your hands mix until well incorporated.  Break down the turkey into 12 large even meatballs and place onto a baking sheet lined with foil.  Roast until browned about 30 minutes turning half way through cooking. 
    In the meantime heat oil over medium in a large pot and add shallot and garlic and cook a few minutes being careful not to burn garlic.  Deglaze pot with red wine and let cook a couple minutes before stirring in marinara sauce along with reserved mushrooms stock.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer about 35 to 40 minutes.  While sauce and meatballs are simmering bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the spaghetti.
  Cook until tender about 8 to 10 minutes. 
    To plate dish place spaghetti onto center of plate, next spoon sauce across top, place three meatballs onto each plate then grate 1 tablespoon of parmesan onto each serving.  Garnish each plate with a few small fresh basil leaves. 

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