Yesterday, I invented this lovely easy pasta dinner. I had 3 types of tomatoes in the house. I had some very small tomatoes from a friend & some smaller long cherry tomatoes. I also had some semi-dried tomatoes in oil. I added a few other key ingredients & this was the final tasty result!
Recipe: For 4 persons
For the meatballs:
260 gr egg-free pork & veal mince
For the rest:
375 gr white spelt spaghetti
125 gr semi-dried tomatoes in herbs & oil, padded dry, cut up
20 mini tomatoes
15 longer cherry tomatoes, each cut up into 2
a good aged balsamic vinegar: 3 or 4 glugs
3 medium white onions, peeled & thinly sliced
Just before serving: some shredded parmesan shavings
- Place mince into a bowl & add seasoning to your liking. Roll smaller meat balls with your hands. Place them on a plate.
- Cook pasta until tender. Drain well & keep warm. This took me 8 minutes.
- At the same time, fry your mini meat balls in hot oil until browned on all sides & cooked through. Remove them from the pan & keep warm. In the same hot pan, fry onion slices & season with some black pepper & sea salt. When ready, remove from the pan & add to the meatballs. Now, add some extra oil. Add all tomato pieces & fry for about 1 minute or so. Pour about 4 to 5 slugs of that aged balsamic vinegar to the hot pan & stay around the pan. Fry for another 2 minutes. Add meatballs & onion slices back to the pan & stir everything carefully around the pan trying not to break up the tomatoes! Check seasoning one last time. Serve at once & just before eating, shred some fresh parmesan shavings on the top od each plate! Enjoy, best with a loved one! 😉 MMM!
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