Smokey Spinach Balls

We made Smoked spinach and feta balls the other day and they are so simple and really good. We also smoked tuna steaks, cooked buckwheat soba noodles and spiralized some carrots and cucumber then topped it all with chopped cilantro. I love cilantro! Nutritionally cilantro leaves and stems are rich in vitamin A, C, and K also including some dietary minerals. Flavor wise to me it adds a fresh citrus feel to dishes.

If you don’t have a smoker I’m sure this recipe could be modified to an oven and maybe you could add a dash of liquid smoke to add that flavor!

What to do:

2 -small tuna steaks cooked in smoker to advised done-ness. Tuna is one of those foods that everyone is different on how they like it prepared so I’m not going to get into that!

1 -package of frozen spinach – thawed and drained as much as you can.

1 -8 oz container feta crumbled

Salt and pepper to taste

dash of cayenne

mix all of these ingredients in a large bowl and form small balls.

I then added some bread crumbs to a little dish and rolled the balls until they were covered.

Next we added them to a piece of cedar paper (can find at grocery store next to fish counter) and put them in the smoker for 1 hour at 120 degrees. We used apple wood to smoke.

1- package of buckwheat soba noodles cooked according to package instructions. Once cooked and drained add them back to the pot and add your favorite Szechwan sauce.

1 -carrot

1/2 English cucumber

small bunch of cilantro roughly chopped

I used the veggetti to spiralize the carrot and cucumber

Top your noodles once plated with these last 3 ingredients and add your spinach balls to the side and your tuna (if made) and viola! We accompanied this dinner with a delicious crisp Gewurztraminer from Nimble Hill Winery in Tunkhannock. 

Enjoy!

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