Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Recipe - Meatball Hero Sandwich
Yet another posting where I get my inspiration from a classic American recipe. I'm sure I manage to break many rules and agitate lots of Meatball Hero aficionados but this is my blog so what I say goes! ;)
Meatball Hero Sandwiches does what it says on the tin, meatballs in a sandwich. The secret here is a good Marinara sauce that has been reduced properly and taken on the flavours well.
Good luck to the Ice Bats against the Jackalopes tonight!
Garlic, thinly sliced
Fresh thyme leaves
Carrot, finely shredded
Salt, to taste
Put the oil into a sauce pan with onions and garlic, and cook over medium heat until translucent but not brown (about 10 minutes). Add the thyme and carrot; cook 5 minutes more. Add the passata. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to just bubbling, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.
Season with salt to taste. Serve immediately or set aside for further use.
Meatball Hero Sandwich
Meatballs, split in half - makes it easier to put them on the bread
Buffalo Mozzarella cheese, sliced
Sliced pickled Jalapenos, if you want to kick it a bit
Bread, small baguettes or panini for example - split in half lenghtwise and slightly toasted
Bring marinara sauce to simmer in heavy large saucepan. Add meatballs to sauce and simmer until the meatballs are heated through.
Gently press center of bottoms of the bread to compact slightly. Spoon meatballs into depression in each roll. Spoon enough sauce over to coat. Put the slices of mozzarella on top of the sauce and balls and put it under the grill until the cheese starts to melt. Season and add the Jalapenos if you want the extra heat. Put the tops back on the bread and serve.