So, very quickly:
We had Nancy Silverton's meatballs for dinner tonight and they are outstanding and also easy, which is not the case with a lot of dishes from Mozza. Soak bread in milk for a few minutes, mix with veal, pork, ground pancetta, eggs, lots of Parmesan, onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Shape into large orbs. Brown in olive oil. Braise for an hour in a mixture of tomato sauce and chicken stock. My husband thinks the meatballs need some spaghetti, but I thought they were perfect as is. These meatballs are tender and spicy and flavorful and deserve your full attention.
Is the recipe worth the price of the book? It might be if you couldn't get it for free right here.
For dessert: butterscotch budino.
Not on my diet, but y'all shamed me into it.
|Picture doesn't do the pretty pudding justice.
I haven't eaten dessert in months and planned to eat but one wee bite. This was not what transpired.
The recipe is here, though it's slightly different from the version in the book. For one thing, it calls for rum not Scotch. I'd go with Scotch and skip the caramel sauce.
In fact, I might skip the pudding altogether. But don't skip those meatballs!
Next week: pizza.