Persian-Influenced Meatballs

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

A recipe I put together last night for dinner. I was running late prepping dinner but I knew I wanted something Middle Eastern/Persian meatballs were served with Persian-style plain basmati rice ('kateh'), pan grilled zucchini and broccoli, and cantaloupe and watermelon slices with orange blossom water sprinkle for dessert.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine all the meatball ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix just until combine.
  3. Shape into about 18 meatballs and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes or until brown.
  5. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with a bowl of plain yogurt. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of the date molasses on top of the yogurt (do not stir the date molasses into the yogurt) and garnish with a few saffron threads and a light crumble of dried rose petals.

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