Camembert stuffed Meatballs & Linguine Pasta

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  1. RETARD

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    Makes: 4 large serves

    INGREDIENTS:
    500gm packet of Linguine

    Meatballs
    700gm Beef mince
    4 fresh grated garlic cloves
    1 tsp sambal oelek / chilli paste
    1 slice white bread (no racist :lol:)
    1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
    1 free range egg
    1/4 cup milk
    1 diced white onion
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp cracked black pepper
    1/2 wheel (100 grams) of Camembert - cut into squares

    Simmering Sauce
    700ml bottle Passata / Tomato Puree
    1 tin chopped / crushed tomatoes (i love Ardmona brand at the moment ... by far the best tinned tomatoes i have found)
    1/2 finely chopped onion
    1/2 finely chopped red capsicum
    3 cloves fresh grated garlic
    1 tsp fennel seeds, bashed loosely in a mortar and pestle
    1 tsp celery salt
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp black pepper
    1 T white sugar
    1 tsp cayenne
    1 cup water

    METHOD:
    Soak the bread and milk in a small bowl for 5 mins.
    Place into a large bowl along with the rest of the meatball ingredients
    Use your hands, Mix very well to combine.

    Form uniform sized meat balls and place them onto a tray.

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    Insert the diced pieces of Camembert cheese & reform.
    Place into the fridge to firm up for 30 mins if needed.

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    A chef's treat whilst the cooking is happening :D
    Any left over mix (i work on about 4 meat balls per person) can be used to make mini patties.
    This is really just a good time to check the seasoning before progressing.
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    Remove the balls from the fridge and place a few at a time into a lightly oiled fry pan over a medium to medium high heat.
    About 3 mins or so should be enough to brown up all the sides. (we don't need to cook them all the way through because they will finish off in the sauce)
    Place the cooked meatballs to the side for a few moments, whilst we work on the sauce.

    No pics of the sauce process sorry - but its pretty simple.
    In a large sized saucepan, Over a medium heat, soften your onions, capsicum & garlic in some Olive Oil.
    Stir every now and then to keep them from browning.
    About 4 - 5 mins should do it.

    Add in your Passata, crushed tomatoes, water and all the spices.
    Bring to a boil and then reduce to the lowest flame you can (you may have to move to another element)
    Place the lid on and simmer for 45 mins, stirring every now and then.
    Remove the lid and add in the meatballs continue to simmer for another 45 mins. This will intensify the sauce flavour as the water evaporates off and the brown crust from the meatballs infuses.

    Stir occasionally, be gentle.
    Turn off the heat, put the lid on to keep warm while we cook the pasta.
    Place some pasta into some salted boiling water.
    Cook as per packet instructions (normally about 11 mins), drain and place onto a large platter / plate. (do not over cook!)

    Spoon a good amount of the sauce over the pasta (maybe half a cup?)
    Let is sit for 5 mins but toss the pasta every minute or so.
    Pasta is like a sponge so it will absorb all of the delicious sauce.

    Pile over the meatballs and more sauce.
    Serve with some bread & salad if you like & extra sauce for garnish.
    Grate over some parmesan.


    Heres the nom nom.


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    Last edited: Dec 9, 2012
  2. aXis

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    Looks awesome. :)

    I just discovered the joy of having chunks of camenbert in a meal, beautiful little explosions of creamy smoothness. I threw some into a presto gnocchi the other day and it was win.
     
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    Retard, you make it very hard to stick to a diet you know that...
    Doesnt help that i keep coming here to see the creations from the mind of a retard


    looking forward to the recipie and trying this one
     
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    Mmm yes recipe pl0x, great idea
     
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    Recipe is up now ;)
    FWIW you could use Fetta for the cheese, i prefer to use Camembert if i can.
    A simple dish that makes the house smell awesome!
    get your TARD on and make some today :thumbup:
     
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    Feta is awesome inside risoles, the fat from the meat makes them soften, and their saltiness enhances the meat.
     
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    i love using mini boccocini balls
     
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    nomnomnom

    If i didn't just have a beer i would be driving to the shops to get ingredients!
     
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    Making this for dinner tonight. The "chef's treats" were delicious. Camembert in meatballs FTW. Thanks RETARD :thumbup:
     
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    wonderful :)

    im glad you enjoyed them obsolete :thumbup:

     
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    Nice one Retard, cooked this last night. Missus is really happy when she hears I'm cooking a Retard recipe lol. She had a few reservations about the chilli content but after it was all done she was, impressed :)
     
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    Holy shitttttt I'm so going to make this!

    Thanks Retard! :thumbup:
     
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    I'd love to hear the conversations about where you get these recipes from lol
    your poor partners must be so worried ... until they get to eat of course :)
    Good to see meatballs getting some love ...
    I was checking my emails from Allrecipes ... something about meatball nirvana ...
    Doesn't look as interesting as this recipe IMO, but it does make you wonder what can't you put in meatballs?

    Sky's the limit .. go beserk!
     
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    It goes along the lines of

    Me: I'm going to cook meatballs
    Missus: Huh? Oh okay, why are you going to cook meatballs?
    Me: Because it's from that RETARD guy from Overclockers
    Missus: Huh??
    Me: The Chicken Tikka curry guy!!
    Missus: Ooooooooooooooooo yummyyy!!!
     
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    haha mate thats hilarious :lol:
    its the extra chromosomes of love that make a meal truly 'special'
    respect!

     

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