Tonight’s cooking adventure was Baked Chicken Meatballs and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus. I was heading to a pot luck dinner so I needed a few recipes I could bring. I made the Chicken Meatballs found here: http://dandydishes.blogspot.com/2011/06/baked-chicken-meatballs.html and the Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Bundles here: http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2011/12/prosciutto-wrapped-asparagus.html. See comments below for the modifications I made to each recipe.
Net Carb Count*:
Chicken Meatballs: 10 net carbs (for the entire recipe with the modifications described below)
Asparagus Bundles: 12 net carbs (for the entire recipe with modifications)
*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts.
Comments: I made some modifications to the Baked Chicken Meatballs recipe. I used a shallot instead of the onion and I put an extra tablespoon of sauce into the meatball mixture. Also, I accidently used the whole egg, but it still turned out well. I made a double batch of the tomato sauce/oil topping in order to cover all of the meatballs. Once the meatballs were cooked I threw them in a crockpot with some low carb marinara to keep warm and so I could easily transport them to the party.
For the Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus the only modifications I made was cutting the asparagus in half and wrapping a half piece of prosciutto around each bundle to make them party sized. Next time I might not bake them and just serve them as cold appetizer. I think they would work better for a pot luck served cold.
Both recipes were very tasty and I would definitely suggest making them!This content will be shown after all post