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Meatballs Stewed with Peas

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Meatballs Stewed with Peas
Polpette e Piselli
by James Belardo

This rustic and simple recipe is taken from directly from Cucina Povera (the kitchen of the poor). Inspired by a recipe by Ada Parisi of Siciliani Creativi, We take our classic American-Style Meatballs (we suggest using all ground veal for this variation) and stew them with peas.

Ingredients
Meatballs (Italian-American Style) – use ground veal
1 1/4 cups (284 g) peas (fresh is best but frozen can work too)
2 cups vegetable stock (or water) – preheated
1/4 red onion (or a shallot), diced – Tropea Cipolla Rossa (red onion) would work best
1 roasted red pepper. chopped
olive oil
1-2 tbsp unsalted butter
Salt and Pepper – to taste

Starch

Brown rice
Roasted Potatoes

Directions

  1. Prepare meatballs, cook and set aside.
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  2. In a sauce pan, sauté the diced onions using 1-2 tbsp of olive oil.
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  3. When onions show signs of transparency add the butter.
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  4. When the butter is melted add preheated vegetable stock (2 cups)
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  5. When the stock begins to simmer, add the peas and let cook for about 5 minutes.
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  6. Add the roasted red pepper
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  7. Taste and add salt and pepper.
  8. Add the precooked meatballs, mix and cover.
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  9. Let stew for about 15-20 minute
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Enjoy
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Written by Zio James

February 22, 2019 at 2:53 PM

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