Wild Boar Meatballs

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WILD BOAR MEATBALLS

Makes 4-6 Servings
wine WINE PAIRING
Frappato from Sicily or Canonau from Sardinia

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.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
2

Combine the ground meat, eggs, breadcrumbs, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix with your hand to ensure good distribution of the ingredients.
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3

Take some of the meatball mixture and form a small patty. Cook the patty with some oil in a pan on the stove top, and taste to assess whether the mixture is seasoned to your liking.
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4

To make 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).

To make small meatballs: Form the meatball mix into 1 oz balls (~3/4 inch diameter). Place on a baking pan in the oven and roast until cooked through (~15 minutes).

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5

Cook the pasta. Warm the red sauce, if necessary.
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6

Portion the pasta into bowls. Top with some 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 immediately.
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