Ho ho ho…. 24 days for Christmas and I thought what better way of celebrating Christmas than the Italian way. The reason why I picked Italy is because they are very passionate about their food. They are not only know for the creation of Pizza’s and Pastas but desserts like Tiramisu and Pavlova.
A year back when we first visited Italy, the only thing that came to my mind was food. Passing by the streets of Naples what fascinated me the most was the traditional way of cooking a pizza in a hot wood fire oven. This oven will welcome you into every restaurant not only in Naples but also in Rome. Am not too sure why was I thinking of pizzas while am actually cooking something out of buffalo meat. Anyways, coming back to my Buffalo Meatballs, which I found them in Whole Foods. A very rare sight to see buffalo products over the counter in supermarkets apart from Buffalo Mozzarella. My evil mind starts ticking and I was wondering if I should try this or not. Hence I picked it up and lets see if this recipe is worth trying with Buffalo Meatballs on a bed of Durum Wheat Spaghetti.
- Buffalo meatballs/Beef meatballs 20 nos
- 2 spring onions chopped
- 2 cloves of crushed garlic
- 1/4 cup of red wine
- 1 tbsp of dried oregano
- 1 tbsp of dried rosemary
- 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 3 medium sized tomatoes on vine chopped
- Oil for frying
- Salt and Pepper for seasoning
- handful of freshly chopped parsley to garnish
- Heat oil in a pot and add in the meatballs, frying them until golden brown
- To this add the chopped spring onions and crushed garlic. Fry for about 2 minutes.
- Now add the wine and bring this to a boil, followed by oregano and rosemary.
- Let this cook for 5 minutes allowing the wine to dry up.
- Now add the chopped tomatoes and a little water to adjust the consistency.
- Put the lid on and let this cook for 7-10 minutes, if using buffalo meatballs it a need to cook a little longer.
- Once the tomatoes are all mushy add the seasoning of salt and pepper.
- Garnish this with parsley and serve hot with Durum Wheat Spaghetti.