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Monday, April 24, 2017

Meatball and Bell Pepper

Prep time:  35 minutes
Grilled time:  15 minutes
Calories per serving:  Approx.  520
Serves 4:

1 onion
1 clove garlic
1 bunch parsley
4 oz. feta
2 green bell peppers
1-1/4 lbs. ground beef
2 tbsp. low-fat quark
freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp. mustard
2 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan
1 tbsp.  olive oil
4 long skewers

1.  Peel onion and dice finely.  Peel garlic and mince.  Rinse parsley, shake dry and chop.  Cut feta into 24 small cubes.  Rinse bell peppers, cut in half, and cut each half into 6 pieces.

2. Mix together ground meat, quark, salt, pepper, mustard, parsley, onion, garlic and Parmesan.  Wrap each feta cube in the meat mixture and shape into a ball.

3.  Alternately thread meatballs and bell peppers pieces onto skewers and brush with oil.  Grill skewers 15 minutes, turning occasionally.

Side dishes:  Flatbread, tzatziki, marinated olives
Drinks:  Dry white wine

serves 4 - 6
2 cups plain yogurt
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 cucumber
2 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper

1.  Stir yogurt until creamy.  Stir in lemon juice and oil.  Peel cucumber, halve lengthwise, remove seeds and grate coarsely.

2.  Peel garlic, squeeze through a press and add to yogurt.  Stir in cucumber.  Season to taste with lots of salt and pepper.

Goes with:  Fish skewers, vegetable
Variation:  Use 1-1/2 cups yogurt and 1/2 cup creme fraiche.

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