Saturday, 9 January 2016

Pork and Fennel Meatballs with Spaghetti

For Christmas I bought myself the Philips Pasta Machine, and as I'd been wanting to make meatballs for ages, I had the perfect excuse.

500g pork mince
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp fennel seeds
pinch chilli flakes
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley

1 egg, lightly beaten
sea salt and pepper

olive oil
1 bottle passata
brown onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
fresh basil
salt and pepper

Spaghetti or pasta of choice

For the meatballs, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix using your hands. Form into approximately 12-14 balls. To cook, heat oil in a frying pan and brown off the balls. Remove from heat.
For sauce, heat oil in the same frying pan, then add onion and garlic. Cook until soft. Add passata, simmer for a few minutes, season, then add meatballs. Cook sauce until meatballs are cooked through.

Serve over cooked spaghetti, sprinkle with Parmesan and extra fresh basil.