It’s time for Spring Cleaning! The Recipe Redux theme for April had us cleaning out the refrigerator and pantry to use up those ingredients that have been hanging out for a while. We all have those long forgotten items in the back of the pantry. It’s time to pull them out and put them to use (as long as they’re still safe, of course!). I think most of you will be able to relate to the ingredient I uncovered in my pantry–saltine crackers.
Here’s what happens: 1) you get a cold or the flu during the winter months and buy a giant box of saltine crackers to go along with all the chicken noodle soup you’ll be eating 2) you get off the soup and cracker diet once feeling better and forget about that giant box of crackers 3) months later, the ancient crackers are discovered.
Sound familiar? I only eat saltine crackers when I’m not feeling well so I tend to look pass them at all other times. But not this time! This year, my saltine crackers have more purpose than just being paired with soup. It’s time to make some meatballs!
On a recent trip to Chattanooga, I had a tapas dish of lamb meatballs in a tomato curry sauce that was absolutely heavenly so it was my goal to recreate it to the best of my ability. If you enjoy Indian food, this recipe is for you. The tomato sauce is rich and full of flavor, and ground lamb has become one of my new favorite meats to cook with. I’m very pleased with how this recipe turned out and think it’s pretty close to the Tupelo Honey Cafe recipe!
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