Inspired by a Danish recipe (hope my Danish friends out there won’t cringe 😆) I added a Mediterranean twist to the well known “Frikadeller”. I called them “Polpedeller” ( a combo of POLPETTE and FRIKADELLER).
They are “Pork meatballs” 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Packed with lots of flavour, originally with onion and bread crumbs, I added a hint of my Italian touch😉 🇮🇹(crushed fennel seeds, I love ❤️ fennel ) and served with grilled cheese & a fresh salad 🥗 DELIZIOSI 👌🏻I have some happy children 🏡 and a Nonna to thank for her precious inspiration 👌🏻#BringNonnaBack #FoodRevolution
200g pork mince
100g bread crumbs
1 small/medium onion. finely chopped
1 tablespoon milk
fennel seeds (crushed)
Mix the mince, the onion, the egg, the fennel seeds and mix. Add the milk and the salt.
Shape the mixture into medium size balls and fry them until golden.
Season with more salt or pepper and serve with your favourite vegetables. I served them with a fresh salad and some grilled cheese ….. Pronto!!! Enjoy 🙂
Beautiful and fresh for lunch and dinner, this is perfect for packed lunch too and after a workout
-200ml hot water
-2 spring onions, finely sliced
-1 red or yellow pepper, finely sliced
-3/4 mushrooms, finely chopped
-1 tin of cannellini beans (optional)
-1 courgette, finely sliced
-Fresh chillies, sliced
-Olive Oil, 3tbs
-Juice of 1 lemon
-Chopped fresh mint, handful
Tip couscous into a large bowl, pour over the hot water. Cover with a tea towel, then leave for 10 mins, until fluffy and all the water has been absorbed.
Meanwhile, put all the peppers, mushrooms, courgettes and spring onion in a pan with a little olive oil and simmer the vegetables until soft.
Rinse the cannellini beans and add them with the vegetables to the couscous, add a a few slices of chillies (depending how spicy you like it), dress with olive oil, salt and lemon juice and mix, then sprinkle over some fresh mint to serve.
Did you know that amongst all its incredible benefits couscous is not only my ultimate favourite food 💗but also a source of Selenium 🙌🏻which is a powerful anti-oxidant!!! It is an excellent side dish, great for salads, with fish and meat or simply with vegetables. It’s extremely versatile and you can add all your favourite ingredients!! Couscous reminds me of my Mediterranean sea, the nutty flavour brings me back to my childhood when my Mum used to cook our traditional “Fregola Sarda alle Vongole”, Giant Couscous with Clams…FAVOLOSA!!!! I make sure will be sharing with you my family’s recipe 🙂
Serving suggestions : place the couscous on a plate, slice 1 beef tomato, place it on the plate with some green olives, lettuce and one sliced avocado. Drizzle some olive oil and lemon juice…Pronto!!!