Linguine and Pork Polpette
with pomodoro sauce
Polpette (aka meatballs) are a quintessential dish when it comes to comforting homemade Italian cuisine. In Italy, they're most often eaten with sauce alone, but in this tempting recipe, they're also accompanied by heaping helpings of al dente pasta.
(Contains Wheat May be present Mustard, Soya)
Grated Italian Style Hard Cheese
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- Boil a large pot of salted water for the linguine.
- When boiling, add the linguine to the water and bring back to the boil.
- Cook until softened, 12 mins.
- Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back in the pot, off the heat.
- Drizzle with oil and stir through to prevent sticking.
TIP: If you’re in a hurry you can boil the water in your kettle.
- Halve, peel and chop the onion into small pieces.
- Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
- In a large bowl, mix 2 tbsp water and ½ tsp salt (double both for 4p) with the breadcrumbs.
- Add the pork mince and half the Italian herbs (double for 4p).
- Season with pepper and mix everything together with your hands. IMPORTANT: Wash hands and equipment after handling raw mince.
- Roll into evenly-sized balls, 5 per person.
- Place a large pan over medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil.
- Once hot, fry the pork meatballs until browned all over and cooked through, shifting as they colour, 10-12 mins. IMPORTANT: Meatballs are cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
- Once cooked, remove the meatballs from the pan.
- Return the (now empty) pan to medium-high heat, with another drizzle of oil if necessary.
- Once hot fry the onion and garlic until slightly softened, 3-4 mins.
- Add beef stock powder, passata, Worcester sauce, 1 tsp sugar and 75ml water (double both for 4p). Simmer for 5-7 mins.
- Add the meatballs and cook until warmed through, 1-2 mins.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
TIP: Loosen the sauce with a splash of water if necessary!
- Serve the linguine and polpette in bowls topped with plenty of sauce.
- Garnish with a sprinkling of cheese.