Meatballs - The Ultimate Guide

Author(s): Matteo Bruno


Meatballs make the perfect dish for a Monday night supper, a Saturday night dinner party or a Sunday feast. And here are 60 recipes for meatballs like you've never seen them before - Meatballs rustico, devoured with crusty bread to sop up the delectable sauce; Seared beef carpaccio meatballs, best eaten glass of Prosecco in hand; Pork, ginger and lemongrass meatballs; Lobster meatballs. There are recipes for lamb, chicken, fish, prawns, venison and duck. There are even vegetarian (meat)balls - Corn and quinoa balls; Chickpea and cauliflower balls; Tofu with mushroom balls. Almost as important as the meatballs themselves are what they are served with. Select from 20 ideas for sotte palle (literally 'underneath the balls'), from Creamy polenta or Roasted fennel to Wasabi slaw, Cheesy bread or Toasted quinoa. Top with one of the 20 sauces such as Aioli, Red wine and onion or Creamy mushroom, then sprinkle with Truffle salt or Crushed pistachios - and tuck in...


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Matteo Bruno is a film and television producer with several feature films and many hours of broadcast television credits to his name, including Stefano's Cooking Paradiso and Ask the Butcher. He launched Flinders Lane Food & Beverage Company, importing the finest Italian wines and representing some of Australia.s most celebrated wine makers.

From checklist:..OUTLINE OF CONTENTS..Meatballs, an Introduction...The Meat. Meatballs start at the farm. Meet the beef producer, and the beef; the pig farmer and the pork; the chicken farmer and the chicken, etc; one producer for each protein, to give context to the type of meat and where it comes from; and discuss sustainability and organic...Look at the different meat cuts, the role of fat, the eating qualities of each cut. Lamb: Flinders Island. Beef: Victorian grass fed. Pork: Byron Bay. Chicken. Hunter Valley Veal: White Rocks Wagyu: Blackmore Venison, Duck, Wild boar, Rabbit, Fish, Seafood, Vegetable...The Butcher: a meatballer.s best friend After the farm comes the all-important butcher. Here we look at the role of the butcher; what to look for when you go; the seasoning; how the different mince/grinds give different textures; keeping a cool temperature; how to combine different meats for different effects; the role of cured meats in meatballs, eg mortadella; marrow; the secret ingredient; shelf life, freezing and reheating...Tools of the trade The Mincer. Boning knife. Cleaver. Scales. Chopping board. Pan. Your own hands...Cooking techniques How to poach, steam, bake, steam/bake, shallow fry, deep fry, grill, sear/poach, boil. Also BBQ - explain what grilling does to the protein and why this method would be used for a particular meat/recipe...RECIPES Choose a type of meatball and a sauce, then choose a side...MEATBALL RECIPES 60 recipes (eg chicken, pistachio, muscatels and parmesan meatballs)..RELISHES & SAUCES 20 sauces (eg Green pesto salsa verde)..SIDES & SALADS 20 sides (eg Orange and fennel salad with honey walnuts)..EXTRAS Garnishes: cheese, chilli, oils, different salts, herbs, zest, nuts for crunch. Also discuss aromatics, the role of wine...Balls & All How to put meatballs together in different ways for different occasions. Sliders. Mini balls. Balls in balls. Meatball salads. Meatball soups. Vegetarian options. Mixing cuisines (ie Italian with Japanese / Vietnamese with Mexican). Soft-centred, crumbed, cold...Chef.s Balls Guest chef recipes from chefs around Australia and the world, eg Neil Perry..Meatballs of the world. A meatball glossary that will take you around the globe and back eg frikkadellers, tsukune...

General Fields

  • : 9781743365137
  • : Murdoch Books
  • : Murdoch Books
  • : July 2015
  • : 240mm X 190mm
  • : August 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Matteo Bruno
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : General Adult
  • : 176