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Today’s column, which you can read here, promised more meatball recipes, so here you go. Over the next day or so, I will add a few more recipes so check back.

And if you have a favorite meatball, tell us about it in the comments section of this entry. If you want to give us the entire recipe, please email it to me at catsmilk@sonic.net.

One more thing: If you have trouble making meatballs, tell me the difficulty and I’ll try to solve the problem for you.

Garlic Meatball Soup with Angel Hair Pasta • Serves 6 to 8

  • Roasted Garlic Meatballs or Chorizo Meatballs (links are at the end of this recipe)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper in a mill
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 or 2 serranos, minced
  • 8 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 5 large ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and minced (when tomatoes are out of season, use 1 28-ounce can, preferably Muir Glen, diced tomatoes)
  • 6 garlic cloves, julienned
  • Zest of 2 limes, minced or grated
  • 12 ounces dry capellini
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges
  1. Make the meatballs and set them aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot set over medium-low heat, add the onion and sauté until it is limp and fragrant, about 15 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper, add the garlic and serranos and sauté 2 minutes more.
  3. Stir in the chicken broth or stock and the tomatoes, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, simmer 10 minutes, add the garlic julienne and lime zest and simmer 2 minutes more.
  4. Carefully add the meatballs and simmer gently for 5 minutes.  Taste the broth and correct the seasoning
  5. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.  Add 1 tablespoon kosher salt and the capellini and cook according to package directions until al dente, about 2 minutes. Drain thoroughly but do not rinse.  Divide the pasta among individual warmed soup bowls or put it into a soup tureen.  Ladle the broth and the meatballs over the pasta, sprinkle with cilantro leaves and serve immediately, with lime wedges alongside.

Juicy Eyeballs, aka Roasted Garlic Meatballs

Spicy Eyeballs, aka Chorizo Meatballs

Venera’s Gudene, for just the meatball recipe, scroll down until you see “For Meatballs and Sausages.”

Eggplant Polpettini

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