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‘Spaghetti and Meatballs’

Cause we all need to have a ‘Spaghetti and Meatballs’ recipe up our sleeve.
Olives, pistachio and Harissa are giving the meatballs that extra something special.

Meatballs:


500g ground lamb
1 garlic clove chopped
2 tbsp Harissa
¼ red onion chopped
handful of chopped pistachio (any other nut will work as well)
5 klamata olives chopped up
handful of chopped parsly
1 slice of white bread soaked in water, squeezed and then grated
salt+pepper

your favorite home made tomato sauce 

 

 

 

*bring the tomato sauce to a light simmer.

* knead all ingredients together
*form balls the size you prefer…..
(I made them medium size and 20 balls came out)
*put all meatballs in the sauce, and get the pot to a boil, once its boiled turn to low heat and cook for about 15 minutes, until the meatballs are thoroughly cooked (for added flavor, you can pan fry the meatballs before inserting them into the sauce, but I skipped this stage to avoid the added oil)

Linguini:


350g linguini
1 garlic clove, grated 
1 tsp. grounded black pepper
1 tsp grounded dry chilli
lemon zest from 1 lemon
a handful of chopped parsley
a handful of chopped zaatar leaf/oregano/ marjoram
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
salt

 

 

*cook the linguini according to manufactures instruction (or better yet if you made the pasta yourself)

mix all other ingredients in a bowl and mix well with the linguini

 

assembly-
place the seasoned linguini in a bowl, 
pile up the meatballs and sauce.
Slurp away…