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Wild Boar Meatballs w/ Juniper Tomato Sauce

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Wild Boar Meatballs w/ Juniper Tomato Sauce

Tender, boldly flavorful wild boar meatballs in a tomato sauce seasoned with juniper berries. This is our second wild boar meatballs recipe. You can find the other one here.

Wild Boar Meatballs w/ Juniper Tomato Sauce
INGREDIENTS
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, small diced
  • 1 tsp Whole Juniper Berries
  • 1 tsp Alaska Flake Smoked Salt (could substitute other smoked salt)
  • ½ cup White Wine
  • 1 cup really rich Pork or Beef Stock (or combine ¼ cup beef or veal demi glace with ¾ cup water)
  • 1 cup Tomato Puree
  • ¼ cup Heavy Cream
  • Salt
  • Optional: Pasta of your choice

DIRECTIONS

1

Grind a teaspoon of the smoked salt and the juniper berries together in a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder (how to grind whole spices).
2

Oil a large pan or cast iron skillet with two tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil.  Add the onion and a pinch of salt.  Saute.  After about ten minutes (when the onions have started to brown), deglaze the pan with the white wine & simmer until almost all the liquid has evaporated.
3

Add the stock, tomato puree, and ground spice mixture.  Simmer for ten minutes.
4

Puree the sauce in a blender, then return it to the pan to be reheated when the meatballs are ready.
5

In a large bowl combine the ground wild boar, egg, mint, panko bread crumbs, the other teaspoon of smoked salt.
6

Very gently mix the contents of the bowl.
7

Very gently form the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs.
8

Sear the meatballs on all sides in a hot oiled skillet.
9

Once the meatballs are browned, transfer them to the pureed sauce, with a little bit of the fat from the pan.
10

Stir the cream into the sauce and bring it to a simmer.  Simmer for ten minutes to finish cooking the meatballs.
11

Serve.

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