Monday, July 7, 2014

Pork And Fennel Meatballs

I'm not really sure how D found this recipe, but I'm glad he did.  It really should come as no surprise that we like pork.  So this is right on.

They were really flavorful and I would definitely have again. We had with Ian's Dad's Pasta and Rao's Marinara Sauce.

Photo by ALB

Pork And Fennel Meatballs

Makes 19 meatball

2 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds
2 teaspoons sea salt flakes
1 cup (70g) fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (60ml) milk
1 lb pork mince (ground pork)
6 oz piece flat pancetta, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
Olive oil, for cooking

Photo by ALB

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the fennel seeds and salt in a mortar and pestle and lightly crush.

Place the breadcrumbs and milk in a bowl and stand for 5 minutes.

Add the mince, pancetta, parsley and fennel-salt mixture and mix well for 2–3 minutes or until mixture comes together.

Shape 1/3 cupfuls of the mixture into balls.

Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.

Add a little oil to the pan and cook the meatballs, in batches, until well browned on all sides.

Place on a baking tray and bake for 5–7 minutes or until cooked through.

Nutritional Information (from My Fitness Pal)
Calories: 130; Carbs: 5; Fat: 9; Protein: 6; Sodium: 370; Fiber: 0

Spices - Fennel seed, 2.5 tsp; Calories: 17
Spice - Coarse Kosher Salt, 2 teaspoon; Calories: 0
Progresso - Italian Style Breadcrumbs, 1 cup; Calories: 440
Milk - Reduced fat, 2% milkfat, 0.25 cup; Calories: 31
Pork - Fresh, ground, raw, 16 oz; Calories: 1,191
Boar's Head - Diced Pancetta , 6 ounce; Calories: 660
Parsley - Raw, 0.25 cup; Calories: 5
Oil - Olive, 1 tablespoon; Calories: 119

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