Meatballs form a delicious snack that can fit into most menus. It can be an excellent tea time snack or a starter at lunch or dinner. It can also be a part of the main course with a helping of rice or pasta. Meatballs can also be cooked into a curry and served as a side dish with rice or as a delicious sauce with pasta. Meatballs are a divine accompaniment to wine as well.
The question then is how to make meatballs. With the ingredients in hand, it is easy and takes little time. Meatballs can be made with beef, lamb, pork, turkey or chicken. The meat should be minced. Chop onion, ginger and garlic into fine pieces. Mix them with the minced meat and add herbs, salt and freshly ground black pepper to it. Add bread crumbs and a beaten egg into it with a spoon or two of olive oil. Knead it into a mixture and shape it into small balls with your hand. Now heat oil in the pan, and fry the meatballs till heat seeps it and they are cooked. You can have them just fried or make a sauce of your choice to go with it. It can be tomato basil sauce or creamy cheese sauce or any other pasta sauce. Take a baking tray, place to meatballs, spread the sauce over it and grill it for sometime till the sauce melts the balls and makes it a mouth-watering delight.
Fish recipes are abundant in every culture. You can choose from a wide variety of fish, white fish, cod, haddock, salmon, river cobbler, and other sea fish or from a wide variety of Indian fishes like rohu, bhetki or hilsa. Fish can be cooked into a curry; Indian and Thai fish curries are delicious. It can be baked or grilled. It can be made into a filling for a sandwich or pie or patties. Fishcakes and fried fish are also very popular just as sea-food soup is. Fish is one food which can be cooked in a huge many ways with a different taste or flavor for each. It can be served with a sauce of your choice, rice or pasta depending on the preparation.