Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Spaghetti with Tuna Meatballs

Here's another recipe from the Dave Pasternak cookbook. Spaghetti with Tuna Meatballs. These meatballs would actually make great tuna patties for a sandwich, so I'll probably try that sometime soon. The basics of this are like any other meatballs, you just use tuna as the protein. Start by combining the tuna and breadcrumbs in a food processor. After pulsing this mixture a few times, stir in an egg, salt, pepper, garlic and chopped parsley. You want to cook the garlic in olive oil first. For ratios, you should use about 1.5lb tuna, 3/4 cup bread, 1 egg, and 2 cloves of garlic cooked in 2 Tbsp of oil.
Form into meatballs and cook in a little bit of olive oil.

Serve with spaghetti and basic tomato sauce.


Derrick said...

Interesting idea... I hope to try this within the next month.

Did you use canned tuna or fresh?

Sam said...

We used something in between...frozen tuna steaks. You can find them at Trader Joe's for about $5/lb. If you're going to make it, I forgot to write that for the bread crumbs, you want to use a stale baguette that's been soaked in milk and squeezed out.