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Playing Turkey Meatloaves and Smashed Sweet Potatoes, Peas and Radishes


  • 5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • Salt
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted and buttered, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 rounded tablespoons marmalade
  • 2 rounded tablespoons grainy mustard
  • EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Splash of orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 10 ounce boxes green peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped radishes
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup cream or half-n-half
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste


Serves: 6


Preheat oven to 425F.

Place the potatoes in a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil; salt water and cook to tender.

Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Meanwhile, mix meat with bread, a splash of stock, egg, shallots, thyme, marmalade combined with mustard, salt and pepper. Form 6 mini meatloaves and arrange on parchment paper, cover with some EVOO and roast to golden, 20 minutes or so.

For gravy, over medium heat in skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter, whisk in flour 1 minute, then whisk in a splash of orange juice, Worcestershire and 1 cup chicken stock. Thicken for a few minutes and season with salt and pepper to taste.

To a second larger skillet add peas, a small splash of water and butter. Bring the peas to a boil, reduce out the water 2-3 minutes, then reduce heat to medium and saut with radishes 2-3 minutes more, add chives, season with salt and pepper.

Drain cooked sweet potatoes and return to hot pot. Mash with a little stock and cream, then add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.

Serve meatloaves with gravy on top, sweet potatoes and peas with radishes along side.