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

Adapted from DONNA HAY FAST FRESH SIMPLE
Makes 19 meatball

Ingredients
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

Preparation
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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