Variations on a theme, these Italian Meatball recipes can be accompanied by a salad, can be used for Spaghetti and Meatballs, can be skewered for a starter or bbq, can be turned into a Meatball Sub.
Italian Chicken Meatballs
500 g chicken mince or beef
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ cup fresh gf breadcrumbs
1 tbs finely chopped basil
1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
¼ cup chopped Kalamata olives
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
¼ cup gf plain flour
1 tbs spoon olive oil
Combine mince, egg, garlic, breadcrumbs, basil, lemon rind, olives and parmesan in a bowl.
Place flour on a plate.
Shape tablespoon size balls and roll in flour to lightly coat.
Heat olive oil in frying pan on medium high. Add meatballs. Cook and brown and turn meatballs.
Serve with salad.
(Claire Brookman, Courier Mail 6 March 2014)
Meatball Pesto Salad
1 ½ tbs olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
1 clove garlic crushed
2 bacon rashers, finely chopped
500 g chicken mince
½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a non stick frypan. Add onion, garlic and bacon stirringly occasionally over high heat until onion is soft.
Transfer to large bowl and cool for 10 minutes.
Add chicken mince and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well then roll into tablespoons sized balls.
Heat remaining oil in the frypan and cook meatballs turning occasionally until browned and cooked through.
Serve with a salad and just before serving drizzle store bought 150 g basil pesto which has been mixed with 2 tablespoon of boiling water to soften the pesto.
New Idea “Little Italy” Barbara Northwood.
Sometimes we get stuck making food with the same flavours over and over but with a few extra ingredients, you can add a new taste dimension to meatballs.
Shallow fried or steamed, these are easy to assemble and cook. If you are using a steamer, line it with baking paper and spray of oil.
They are great with a gf soy sauce, sweet chili sauce or a Vietnamese Dipping Sauce.
1 garlic clove chopped finely
3 cm ginger grated finely
1 bunch of coriander washed and finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon gf soy sauce
salt and pepper to season
In a bowl, mix all ingredients and then make tablespoon sized balls for cooking.
500 g chicken mince
2 cloves garlic chopped finely
3 cm ginger finely grated
1/2 cup parsley chopped finely
2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then make tablespoon sized balls for cooking.