Monday, 17 February 2014

I am NOT a big meatball or burger kind of girl. I make wide circles around burger joints and pretend I can't hear people when they make suggestions like Spur burger special two for one. I just don't do them. 

That being said, I made an exception to the rule recently after coming across a similar recipe on the Taste website. It's a great summer dish and you can experiment with flavours. I used ostrich mince because its lean, tasty and easy to match with flavours. You could use any mince you like. 

(Makes 6 meat balls)

500g Ostrich mince
2 tablespoons chopped capers
1 chopped red onion
2 teaspoons grated ginger
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 handful chopped coriander
2 teaspoons soya sauce
Pinch or 2 of Maldon salt
Grind of black pepper

To serve:

You can go to town here and use your imagination. Inspired by the Taste website I served mine with slices of nectarine and a Fennel and Cucumber Tzatziki. Here are a few more ideas:

  • Sweet potato fries or wedges (oven baked)
  • Simple Green salad
  • Fresh Steamed baby asparagus spears
  • Simple spinach and goats cheese salad with a squeeze of lemon juice.

How too...

  1. Mix ingredients together and roll into 6 balls. Place on a tray and into the fridge for an hour. 
  2. Pan fry in a little olive oil until brown and crisp. 10-15 minutes. Longer if you prefer your meatballs well done.

3. Enjoy with a glass of your favorite red. Pinotage works very well.