Happy Friday everyone!
This is my second sharing recipe Friday.
It only took me 3hrs to work on blogger!
Some days I really dislike blogger. You'll see what I
mean by the last photo!
Today's recipe is
Pasta and Meatballs
This is my fast version for a week night.
I usually do a 2hr sauce with meatballs
but tonight it is the 30minute one.
1/4 cup Fresh breadcrumbs (I buy mine from the local bakery)
1/4 cup grated asiago cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped Italian parsley(not the curly)
1 shallot finely chopped
1 large garlic clove grated into mixture
1/2 tsp salt and pepper, dried oregano
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
1 large egg, beaten
1 1lb lean ground beef
thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap and chill mixture
in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350. Remove mixture from
refrigerator. Shape meat into mini meatballs
about 1/2 to 3/4 inch rounds and place
on foil lined baking sheet.
Bake on centre rack of over till cooked through
about 10 -15minutes. Reserve meatballs.
2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves , chopped
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 cup white wine or chicken stock
1 280z can diced tomatoes and juice
1 cup of 35% cream
1 tsp finely chopped parsley
Shaved asiago cheese
Package of Spaghettini pasta
Heat olive oil in deep dish saute pan over medium heat.
Add onion , garlic, bay leaf, red pepper flakes and sugar.
Saute mixture , stirring continually, until onion
begins to soften, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir in wine or stock and saute until liquid
evaporates, about 2 to 3 minutes.
to medium-high. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat
to medium-low, cover pan, and simmer, stirring occasionally to break
up the tomatoes,until mixture is thickened, about 30minutes.
Meanwhile , cook pasta in boiling salted water (the water should
taste like a day at the beach) cook till al dente. Add do not
Uncover pot and add cream to tomato sauce, followed
by the meatballs. Simmer sauce until thick and meatballs
are heated through, about 5 - to 10 minutes.
(here are the meatballs right before being put in the oven)
Add chopped parsley and cooked pasta toss
until combined. Season to taste with salt
and pepper. Top with shaved asiago cheese.
My camera refused to co-operate
so I am sorry
my photo is sideways!!
But you get the picture ...right?
turn your screen
on its side!!
Pasta and Meatballs
a great dinner on a Friday night!!
Thanks for visiting
and hopefully next Friday the photos
will be right side up!!