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This is a great kid pleaser and easy to make.
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- 1 lb bucatini pasta (hollow spaghetti that looks just like worms)
- 1 small red bell pepper
- 1 1/2 lbs ground chicken breast (1 package)
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped ginger
- 2 scallions, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce (Chinese-style barbecue sauce, available in the Asian foods aisle)
- salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup preshredded carrot
- 1 cup bean sprouts (a couple handfuls)
- 1 cup snow pea pods
- 1/2 cup tamari, eyeball it (dark soy sauce)
- 1Have your GH preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Put a large pot of water on to boil for the pasta.
- 2Cut off about a quarter of the bell pepper, and have your GH chop it finely. Slice the rest of the pepper yourself.
- 3Combine the chicken, garlic, ginger, scallions, finely chopped red bell pepper, hoisin sauce, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
- 4Roll the mixture into meatballs the size of chicken eyeballs and place balls on a nonstick cookie sheet, coated lightly with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
- 5Roast the chicken eyeballs 10 to 12 minutes.
- 6When the pasta water comes to a boil, add the pasta and cook according to package directions, just until al dente, that is, with a bite left to it -- just like Dracula would like, right?.
- 7When the pasta is almost cooked through and the meatballs are about 5 minutes from coming out of the oven, start stir-frying the veggies.
- 8If you are not used to cooking at the stove, have the GH do the frying of the veggies; you can hand over the veggies as the GH needs them. Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat and add the remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (2 turns of the pan).
- 9Add the sliced red bell pepper, the carrots, sprouts, and pea pods. Stir-fry veggies 1 minute. Have the GH drain the noodles and add the worms to the vegetables. You pour in the tamari while the GH tosses the worms and veggies to combine and evenly coat.
- 10Transfer noodles to a serving platter. Remove the eyeballs from the oven and roll them on top of the worms, then serve.
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Nutritional Facts for Rachael Ray Worms and Eyeballs
Serving Size: 1 (56 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 30
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 103.6
- Calories from Fat 17
- Total Fat 1.9 g
- Saturated Fat 0.3 g
- Cholesterol 13.2 mg
- Sodium 303.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 13.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
- Sugars 1.0 g
- Protein 7.9 g
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snow pea pods