Beef Pork Veal

Romantic Ginger Meatballs or Polpette allo Zenzero

How to prepare the real Italian recipe of “Romantic Meatballs with Ginger”

Healthy and easy to prepare Meatballs or “Polpette” is a classic delicious Italian recipe for adults and children, but we added a popular Eastern flavor to it: “Ginger”, for a spicy interesting taste. Set these juicy ginger meatballs out on a platter, drizzle with a ginger-spiked sauce of soy and dark brown sugar and serve with toothpicks alongside a nice Italian wine.

Ingredients for n°18/20 Meatballs

  • 200 grams of Ground Veal
  • 200 grams of Ground Pork
  • 200 grams of Ground Beef
  • 190 grams of Breadcrumbs
  • mix of Herbs as you prefer: Basil, Lemon Verbena, Oregano, Rosemary, Parsley
  • 2 glasses of Water
  • the juice of 2 Lemons
  • grated Ginger and grated Celery as you prefer
  • Salt


  1. In a pot add the juice of 2 lemons to soak, with 2 glasses of water and the bread for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes add the 3 different kinds of meat, salt and herbs, grated ginger and grated celery, mix all together for 5 minutes.
  2. Now we will prepare the meatballs! Prepare the Ginger meatballs of approx 10 grams each, making shapes like golf balls with the mixed meat. How? With wet hands shape into small meatballs the size of a golf ball or even smaller. Pass the meatballs on grated breadcrumbs.
  3. Meantime, take a large pan, and fill it with extra virgin olive oil. Fry the meatballs in this large pan with a little oil until nicely browned. Quickly dip the meatballs one by one and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Present with lemon or lime cut into slices on a large serving dish. Or serve on top of white rice with soy sauce on the side.

TIP: Alternatively, for a light version, Bake 40 minutes at 160°. Hand grating bread crumbs is the most basic way to get bread crumbs. Grab a metal cheese grater and a large piece of bread with the crust removed, use dried bread (not fresh!).

Posted by Nicoletta and Tiziana

The Real Italian Food. Buon Appetito!


Dinner Lunch Seafood

Tuna Meatballs with Ricotta Cheese

How to prepare the real Italian recipe of “delicious Italian Tuna Meatballs”

Tuna meatballs and ricotta cheese are a very tasty recipe, a different way to propose the traditional Italian meatballs but with fish instead, “fishballs” an alternative idea to cook with a top quality the canned tuna.

Ingredients for n°18/20 Tuna Meatballs

  • 200 grams canned Tuna
  • 200 grams Ricotta Cheese
  • 5 Anchovy fillets
  • 10 Capers
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped Parsley
  • 50 grams of Parmesan Cheese
  • 50 grams of Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt and Black Pepper as you prefer

To Bread and Frying

Peanut oil q.s. Breadcrumbs 40g


1. In a bowl mix the ricotta cheese, drained tuna, eggs and parmesan, add the capers and chopped anchovies, parsley, salt and pepper and breadcrumbs. Now we have to prepare the meatballs!

2. Prepare Tuna meatballs about 30 grams each , roll in breadcrumbs (40 grams), meanwhile heat a pan with Peanut oil and fry. Continue to fry until they are golden brown. Let them drain on paper towels for kitchen and serve the meatballs tuna and ricotta still warm.

Posted by Nicoletta and Tiziana

The Real Italian Food. Buon Appetito!


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