Wild Boar Meatballs

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Wild Boar Meatballs

Make your meatballs tastier, yet leaner, using ground wild boar instead of conventional beef or pork. Roasting the meatballs instead of pan-frying them allows you to make really big ones.

Drink Pairings: Frappato from Sicily or Canonau from Sardinia

Ingredients: (Makes 4 Servings)

1½ lbs Ground Wild Boar
2 Eggs
1 cup Unseasoned Breadcrumbs (ideally homemade breadcrumbs)
½ cup Fresh Italian Parsley, minced
1 ½ cup Onion, chopped
1 tbsp + 1 tsp Salt
~12 grinds of Black Pepper (Tellicherry Pepper)

2lbs Fresh Pasta

Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
Bread Crumbs
Minced Italian Parsley

Plus: Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe

1. Combine the ground boar, eggs, breadcrumbs, onion, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix with your hand to ensure good distribution of the ingredients.


2. Preheat your oven to 350.

3. Take some of the meatball mixture and form a small patty. Cook the patty in some oil on the stove top, and taste to assess whether the mixture is seasoned to your liking.


3a. For big meatballs: Form the meatball mix into 2oz balls (~1 ½ inches diameter). Heat some oil in a frying pan and add the meatballs. Sear them on all sides. Move the frying pan to the oven and roast until cooked through (~15 minutes).
3b. For small meatballs: Form the meatball mix into 1oz balls (~3/4 inch diameter). Place on a baking pan in the oven and roast until cooked through (~15 minutes).


4. Cook the pasta.


5. Top the pasta with the red sauce. Put one big meatball or a few small meatballs on top. Garnish with some freshly grated/shaved parmigiano reggiano, parsley and breadcrumbs. Serve.



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Comments 2

  1. That top photo is fabulous! But one question…why no garlic in meatball? is it your preference or something to do with wild boar vs beef or some other ground mixture?

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    In the case of this recipe it was purely chef’s preference. Ground wild boar and garlic actually work very well together, and you could totally add garlic to this recipe if you wanted to.


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