Saturday, March 14, 2015

Quick lunch: Tuna meatballs

     In my pescetarian phase, few years ago, i started cooking for myself, since my family love all kind of meat, and one of the first recipes that i've learned to master is Tuna meatballs. it's a traditional dish, and  i've simplified it because i'm a very lazy person.

you can substitue Tuna with any other kind or ground meat, sardines..

Ingredient : for 2 persons (6 meatballs)

-1 cup of bread crumbs
-I can of tuna (drained and squeezed)
-1/3 cup of parmesan cheese
-1/2 cup of frozen spinach( squeezed perfectly)
-1 spring onion, minced
-1 tbsp of harissa
-2 tsp mixed spices( cumin,black pepper, coriander seeds..)
-2 tsp salt
-2 tsp sweet chili powder
-4 tbsp olive oil
-3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp honey
- 4 to 5  cups of water


In a medium cooking pot, put 2 tbsp tomato paste, 1 tsp spices, 1tsp chili powder, olive oil, half tsp harissa, the honey, 1 tsp salt, half the onion and the water, stir and bring to boil on a medium to high heat and let simmer for 10 mn. Meanwhile, mix the rest of the ingredients in a glass bowl,( bread crumbs, tuna, the squeezd spinach, onion, parmesan cheese, harissa, spices and the egg,) preferably with clean hands. Form 6 meatballs and let them dry for 5 minutes so they wont break .  Put them gently in the sauce, and cook for about half an hour on medium heat, serve hot and bon apetit !