Pasta with Meatball

Pasta with meatball is all time favorite Italian dish, and I have to say this is by far the best spaghetti recipe I tried. This recipe is entirely emulation from Nigella Bites ” Rainy Day”, the only thing is I didn’t make the pasta, I mean I’m not that spirited enough to make my own, and I changed the ingredients for the meatball to turn it into more oriental version, since I haven’t got all the stuff required in the original recipe.

For pork meatball:

  • 75g of minced pork,
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 1 cracker, bash into fine crumb
  • 1 tbsp of corn flour
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • few drops of sesame oil

Mix everything in a bowl with your hand, and stash in the fridge while you prepare the sauce.

For tomato sauce:

  • 1 stick of celery,
  • half an onion,
  • 2 clove of garlic,
  • 2 tsp of dried oregano,
  • 1 small can of tomato purée,
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • knob of butter,
  • milk

Start by crushing celery, onion, garlic, and oregano in a blender. In a saucepan, sauté the vegetable mush with couple tablespoons of oil. No need to brown them, after 2 minutes, pour in the purée and tomato, and thin the mixture with 2 cups of water. While waiting the sauce to simmer for 10 minutes, cook the pasta alongside.

So after that, you can roll the meatball out, and drop gently into the sauce to cook for another 6-8 minutes, depends on the size of the meatball. Before it is served, pour in some milk, turn off the heat, and adds in the butter. I like to add in the end, because this make the sauce glossy and thicker. To serve, just ladle the tomato sauce over the pasta, you can add parmesan or parsley to your liking.

 

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