So simple, so good, and it uses up all those things you have either in the freezer, fridge, or cupboard.
I discovered a small pack of Pork sausage meat in the freezer, in the past, for this type of recipe, I've always used Beef.
For two people.
200 grams of coarse ground Pork (sausage meat)
About three quarters of a tin of Italian chopped Tomato
A squirt of Tomato paste
A teaspoon of Capres
6 quartered black stoneless Olives
Splash of red wine
Salt, pepper, dried herbs, and a few chilli flakes
Spaghetti or other favourite Pasta
Make small meatballs, fry in plenty of Olive oil for about 5 mins, add all other ingredients, season, cook for about ten mins until it looks 'right', then serve with pasta and grated Parmesan. Yum.
Of course this isn't my recipe, it's a classic favourite from Italy called Spaghetti con salsiccia (I think). I'm assured that it's every Italian child's favourite meal.
Yes Please. This looks so wonderful.ReplyDelete
Son makes a super easy but so good Spaghetti sauce much like your sauce.
I've never tried this with Pork before, but it was surprisingly good. It'll become a regular.Delete
That makes me hungry and we had our main meal at lunchtime.ReplyDelete
We could actually have done with far less 'sauce'. As delicious as it was, I probably had enough for two.Delete
Unfortunately there is only beef here, it is not the same taste.ReplyDelete
I've always used Beef, but Pork (if available) is very good too. Quite a different dish.Delete
Lovely ...... I could eat pasta everyday. When the Italians make a ragu,they always use half beef and half pork so, even though it was just pork, it looks and sounds delicious. Adapting recipes is part of the cooking process don’t you think ? What’s on the menu this evening Cro ? XXXXReplyDelete
Sauerkraut with various smoked sausages, bacon, boiled potatoes, etc. One of my winter favourites.Delete
That shows the value of a decent storecupboard and larderReplyDelete
Absolutely. No point buying lots of fresh vegs, then throwing them away when they sprout green fur.Delete
I've been making something similar recently - but with chipolata sausages, partly fried before being cut into pieces, a chopped onion sweated down and some chilli flakes added before mixing the whole lot together and simmering for 30mins. Comfort food for grown-ups?ReplyDelete
Good excuse to try new combinations of fridge escapees. Someone will surely publish a Coronavirus Cookbook.Delete
We can't get pork mince either so beef will have to do. Looks almost like something at which a traditional person might not turn his nose up.ReplyDelete
We've got everything, though the tomatoes are greek.
Looks good Cro
We can't buy minced Lamb, which is a real pain. I can't be bothered to mince my own!Delete
We usually have meatballs once a week but I have to confess that I buy mine from our local butcher - too lazy to make my own! His are delicious, much better than I could make.ReplyDelete
I have seen ready made meatballs in the butchery dept of my supermarket, but the price mark-up was huge. I'll carry on making my own.Delete
Looks delicious. We love Italian food. And have plenty spaghetti and other pastas in reserve!ReplyDelete
We could LIVE on Italian food; in fact, many Italians do!Delete
We do too. Just had Suppa di VerduraDelete
I agree, pork is softer, less dense, more moist [than beef]. You can whack anything into the mix, herbs, spices, most certainly a load of freshly ground pepper, before rolling the mix into balls.ReplyDelete
Here is my party trick, Cro. Cut up some mozzarella into tiny cubes. Use your little finger to make a hole into your pork meatball. Insert Mozzarella cubes. Mould till hidden and safely encased. Fry. Drop into tomato sauce. Ah, quelle surprise when the cheese oozes out on eating.
I'll remember that, and 'surprise' the family! Thanks.Delete
Funnily we had similar last night for dinner.ReplyDelete
I hope yours was as good as mine. Delicious.Delete
I had asparagus, first of the season from the asparagus farm here.ReplyDelete
It shouldn't be long here. I usually wait for the green. We didn't have any last year!Delete
Mmmm...Please mail me some. But I don't think that Mr Heston Blumenthal would approve of a recipe where you only know the dish is ready when "it looks right"!ReplyDelete
That's a 'chef's secret' YP. Never trust a recipe; go by eye!Delete
Well I have all the ingredients apart from the minced/ground meat. You have whetted my appetite. Shopping list duly adjusted.ReplyDelete
You'll enjoy; I guarantee.Delete
Looks good, but I would give all the olives to My Retired Man.ReplyDelete
There are those who like, and those who don't. I feel sorry for those who don't.Delete
Looks delish I could have eaten it off the page!ReplyDelete
I was licking the screen this morning!!!!Delete
shall make this - I have all the ingredients at the ready.ReplyDelete
Good ole store cupboard regulars.Delete