Sunday, January 18, 2009

GORDON RAMSAY'S MEATBALLS WITH SPICED TOMATO SAUCE


According to Google, in 2008 meatballs come in at No 2, on their list of the fastest rising recipes for the UK. I couldn't help smiling when I saw this - I had no idea they were so popular.

In last weekends Times Magazine, Gordon Ramsay tells us, out of all the recipe requests he gets, meatballs is still the most popular.

I didn't have these as a child, I didn't feed these to my children, and it's very rare for me to even consider making them.

I've only ever made meatballs occasionally - Nigella's recipe, Jo Pratt's and now Gordon's. All of them went beautifully with pasta. I am forgetting, of course, that I have made lamb kofta meatballs to go with curry a few times.

The quantity of meat used in the original recipe was reduced, Gordon uses 500g each of beef and pork mince to feed 6 people. I used 250g each of beef and pork mince, this made 24 meatballs (enough for two people for two meals). I made the full quantity of tomato sauce though. We had half of the tomato sauce and meatballs for diiner and I froze the other half for a rainy day.

Sage and parsley was used for the meatballs, if I was to make this again, I would perhaps use rosemary and parsley or thyme and parsley. I wasn't too sure about the sage and parsley combo.

The Times Online recipe can be found here.

11 comments:

Katiecakes said...

Oh yum! Teamed with a big bowl of spaghetti and I'm in heaven!

Beautiful!!

Katie xox

Jan said...

Great picture Maggie - looks like one yummy recipe!

The Caked Crusader said...

now that looks like a big inviting bowl of food!

Anne said...

They look great!

I always get asked to make meatballs by the other half, seems to be his favourite food! My recipe is quite similar to Gordon's, as we love the parmesan addition, though I tried Jamie's recipe with the lemon zest before and whilst I liked them, the other half didnt!

pigpigscorner said...

wow looks delicious in pool of tomato sauce!I love eating meatballs with pasta.

Sylvie said...

I used to make meatballs quite a lot, but haven't done so in ages. It's about time I had some again. I love the with spaghetti or in a sub.

Rosie said...

Your meatball dish looks delicious M!! My family enjoy meatballs with pasta I must look this recipe up to try :)

Rosie x

Maria said...

Margaret, your meatball dish looks perfect, my idea of comfort, especially during this cold weather.

Maria
x

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Sam said...

I'm not surprised they're number 2 on the list, who doesn't love meatballs? I normally serve them with spaghetti.

Yours look really tasty, yum!

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