To celebrate the season premiere of the final season of one of our favourite TV shows, The Sopranos, we put together an Italian feast that Tony himself would be proud of.
We prepared some Italian-style meatballs in a fresh tomato sauce on a bed of spaghetti squash that would make even Carmela jealous.
The meatballs were made with a mixture of ground veal, beef and pork with plenty of minced garlic and onion, chopped fresh parsley, chili flakes, worcestershire sauce, fresh thyme, ground fennel seeds and generous amounts of salt and pepper. Shaped into golf ball sized meatballs and baked in the oven for 30 minutes or so at medium heat, they were finished in a fresh tomato sauce made with canned italian tomatoes, garlic, shallots, chili flakes and dried basil.
With Passover winding down, we got a kick out of using spaghetti squash instead of actual pasta. If you've never tried if before, you owe it to yourself to give it a shot as the perfect healthy replacement. Just be sure to use plenty of salt and pepper.
The perfect accompaniment, Valpolicella classico by the glass.
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