This recipe is a great way to make meatballs vegetarian and a little more summery.
500gr boiled potatoes
Any vegetables you have (peppers, aubergine, courgette, brocolli)
Salt and pepper
Wash and roughly chop the vegetables, now cook them in a large frying pan with garlic and oil. Leave to cool Now break up the boiled potatoes and 1 egg, salt and the cheese. Now add the cooked vegetables and enough breadcrumbs to ensure the mix is not runny. If you put too much breadcrumbs in and the mix doesn’t hold add the other egg.
Now make the meatballs and once you are happy with their shape roll them around in the breadcrumbs. At this point heat some oil in a frying pan, it should be medium hot and not smoking, when the oil reaches temperature carefully add the meatballs to it and roll them a few times so that all of the outside is cooked.
I know veal’s not really eaten much in the UK but this dish is simple and absolutely delicious. Give it a shot!
8 veal scallops (50gr each)
40 gr butter
1 glass of red wine
The rind from 1 lemon
3 juniper berries
1 garlic clove
salt and pepper
Flour the scallops and leave them to one side. Melt the butter in a frying pan and cook the scallops for a couple of minutes on each side. Place the scallops in an oven dish.
Boil the red wine with the lemon rind and add the garlic clove and juniper berries. After a few minutes when the sauce is reduced a bit pass it through a sieve and pour the sauce on the meat. Add salt and pepper and cook in an oven for around 5 minutes at 200°.
Prepare the sauce by heating the butter and Gorgonzola in a frying pan on a low heat, add a little water if the sauce becomes too creamy, season well with the pepper. Now cook the steaks to your liking in a skillet or frying pan, make sure to season them well before cooking. If cooking in a frying pan add a little butter and as your turn the steaks pour the melted butter of them.
Plate the steaks up without the sauce and when you’re happy with the presentation pour 2 spoons full of sauce over the steaks. Pour the rest of the sauce in a jug so those at the table can choose if they want more. Just before serving sprinkle with some finely chopped parsley.
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