Monday, 25 February 2013

Meatloaf you say?

I am not a fan of meatloaf. Never have been. I find that it just sits like a large lump of wet paper in my stomach after I eat it and then so begins a night of sipping ginger ale and popping antacids. So when I found a lighter recipe on Martha Stewart's website made with turkey, I was intrigued. Especially since one of the ingredients was fontina cheese. Well, anything cheese in general catches my attention. I printed it out and then made it.

For this recipe I used ground chicken breast instead of turkey as the supermarket was out of ground turkey. Next best thing I say if you cannot find the other.

Right! I set about putting the dish together and voila! I was so proud of myself I forgot to take a picture of the finished product! Good grief! Once tasted, it was devoured by Monsieur Cuisine and myself. Here are the pictures I did take though whilst putting it together. 

Browning the mushrooms.
Softening the leeks and garlic.

Mixing the sauteed mushrooms, leeks and garlic and then letting it cool.
Adding cheese, bread, egg and sage.

Mixing in Fontina, bread, egg and sage. Next add the meat.

Molded on the pan ready for the oven.
I served it with some steamed carrots and asparagus. It was delicious and it makes great sandwiches the next day for lunch.

So, am I a meatloaf convert? I have to say - with all honesty - no. Why? Well, it is still meatloaf isn't it? Will I make this particular recipe again - yes. And that is an honest answer. Just maybe not in the too near future.

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