You know when you get into a fight with a friend… and they are just flat out wrong but they refuse to apologize. Instead they do one of those faux-pologies where they say something like, “I’m sorry that you thought I was behaving that way” or “I’m sorry that you thought that.” You know? In my opinion, those faux-pologies are even worse than just not apologizing at all. It’s fucking (sorry ma, but this needs an F-word to describe my feelings) irritating and it’s annoying and it’s F-ing rude. Normally, after I cool off, I can see the other person’s perspective, but it’s been a week and I’m still ticked off. I’m not one to hold grudges either, so I know for a fact that I’m not being crazy or weird. He tried again to make up with me and then promptly got drunk at brunch and blew me off for dinner. Talk about adding insult to injury. So all I hear when he talks right now is… blah blah blah. rwor blah blah rwor snore. blah.
Anyway, while I was stewing last week about how pissed off this friend makes me, I made these meatballs. And my soul immediately felt a bit better. There is nothing like a patient and methodical couple hours of patting meatballs together, baking a couple pans of cookies, and letting the pieces fall back into place. Peacefully!!
I’ve interpreted this recipe from Health-Bent, and excellent website for healthful and fun recipes.
Thai Basil Meatballs (adapted from Health-Bent) ~ I left out the almond flour (because I didn’t have any) and roasted red peppers (because I find them just really slimey and gross)
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced finely
- 2 pounds of ground beef
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce (I only had a deeply flavored Korean kind, which I know to be very salty, so I scaled this back and only used 2 tablespoons)
- 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
- 1 bunch of basil, chopped
- 1 lime zested
- Preheat the oven to 400F
- Mix together all of the ingredients and pat the meat into golfball sized meatballs
- Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil
- Arrange the meatballs on the cookie sheet
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through.