Friday, 13 February 2009

Continental Pork Meatballs & Cranberry Sauce Panini

Receita em Português AQUI

This was an excellent sandwich I made, is a classic in some places but nothing like a home made one. With all home made.

Recipe ingredients:
  • Pork mince 300grs
  • 2 garlic clove minced
  • 1 hand full bread crumbs (I just grate old dried baguettes)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tea spoon of smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • some fresh panini's (I used Morrison's, they great 5 for £1.00)
  • 150grms cranberry's
  • one soup spoon of sugar
  • a squeeze of lemon
  • some olive oil
In a bowl mix in the pork mince, the garlic, egg, paprika, salt and pepper (to taste), once is all very well mixed make little balls. put a frying pan on the stove with some oil once very hot add the meat balls and keep swirling occasionally until the balls are all sealed, to better retain flavour. Once that happens, let them cook about 3 minutes on each side, so 3 minutes and turn and three minutes more, take them out to a plate with some absorbent paper to takes excess fat.

On a little non stick milk pan or similar size put the cranberries a soup spoon of sugar and a soup spoon of water + a little lemon squeeze, cook them for four to five minutes then mash them with a masher and cook for a couple minutes more until is quite thick, but you don't want jam, so don't cook much longer than that if is still too liquid don't worry the bread will absorb some juice will just make it nicer. Cut the panini's in half (see picture) cut the balls in half fill the panini place some cranberry sauce on top and their ready to eat, this is a delicious and fast snack. really really nice with some latte. When you doing the cranberry sauce if you want to add some more mystery add a couple of thinly sliced mint leaves...yum yum !!! Hope you really enjoy this one.....


Anonymous said...

Yum, the cranberry sauce sound delicious with the meatballs in a sandwich.

Ricardo said...

I am really glad you like it, if I may say so was quite delicious, those were pork meatballs, and as they had substantial paprika and garlic, sort of reminds ya of chorizo, but obviously not cured...Thanks for the visit as well as the comment.. cheers!!! xxx

Alexandra Moura said...

Nice one,bjs doces Alexis..

Ricardo said...

Appreciated Alexis...luv ya xx

Pam said...

An interesting combination of flavors - it sounds delicous.

Chef E said...

Yum, I a while back had some meatballs a friend made in cranberry and chili sauce, and I hate to admit I loved them, I had a kind of koolaide grape smile after wards, lol

Ricardo said...

I agree ...interesting, however remember sausages and cranberry sauce really classic...I just gave it a continental twist as it continues to be pork and cranberry..I really liked your visit and always welcome...cheers happy Valentine's days xxxxx

Ricardo said...

I am glad you can't see me ..cause I nearly fell out of my chair laughing from this comment...thx for visit and comment..happy valentine's xxx

Tangled Noodle said...

Sounds like a perfect combination of fruity tartness and savory - delicious!

Ricardo said...

Cheers Tangled, I agree and the taste was just right, especially with the balance of the paprika and garlic..thx for visit and comment


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