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Sweet and sour meatballs with spicy sauce and tomato and tuna with Mint

Delicious appetizer or finger food

by Ada Parisi
5 min read
Polpette di tonno con salsa piccante di pomodoro e menta. Polpette di pesce super golose

How to make tuna meatballs with tomato sauce at home

Meatballs tuna with spicy tomato sauce and mint. The fish balls, in this case, tuna or tuna meatballs are perfect for a delicious aperitif, Maybe finger food. These tuna meatballs with a spicy and sweet and sour tomato and mint sauce you will love. You know how much I love the blue fish and the tuna is perfect for this dish. However, you can also use the bonito or bluefin tuna in the fishing season. Or a firm-fleshed white fish such as monkfish, grouper or simple cod.

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Mint goes beautifully with tuna and therefore also to the tuna, and spicy tomato sauce makes everything delicious. With a glass of bubbles you will make a great impression and I guarantee you that Tuna meatballs will sell like hot cakes. Nothing will stop you, Obviously, to make fish balls and serve them for dinner as a main course. If you want to eat the little ones avoid spicy in sweet and sour sauce. If you like, I suggest you take a look also to all my SICILIAN RECIPES and all my RECIPES WITH BLUE FISH.

You want simple alternatives to these meatballs? Try the ones by TUNA AND POTATOES with tuna in oil and baked or those POTATOES AND COD’ (even in VIDEO RECIPE on my YouTube channel). or the FISH BALLS WITH TOMATO SAUCE or those OF CALAMARI, greedy. Have a good day!

Polpette di tonno con salsa piccante di pomodoro e menta. Polpette di pesce super golose

Skipjack OF MEATBALLS WITH SPICY SALSA (Sicilian recipe)

Portions: 4 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )



600 grams of abreasted tuna, tuna or bonito, already filleted and boned

grated stale bread

mint or fresh mint

15 grams of coarsely chopped toasted almonds

25 grams of grated pecorino cheese

25 grams of grated Parmesan cheese

an egg

a clove of garlic (Optional)

little chopped parsley

salt and pepper

semolina to bread the meatballs

peanut oil for frying


a few leaves of fresh mint

500 ml of tomato puree

a heaping tablespoon brown sugar


extra virgin olive oil

a hot chili pepper

one teaspoon red wine vinegar

a clove of garlic


Tuna meatballs with spicy tomato sauce and MintBefore preparing tuna meatballs, You need to prepare Spicy tomato sauce. For the sauce, put the oil in a saucepan, the shirted garlic and the chilli, fry lightly and add the tomato puree, sugar, vinegar, mint and salt. Cook over a low heat, covered for about 20 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. So possibly salt and pass the sauce through a strainer or chinois, then put aside.

For the tuna meatballs, coarsely chop the knife tuna, tonnetto o la palamita, put the fish in a bowl and combine the mint, finely chopped parsley and garlic, the Parmesan, pecorino, the egg and the toasted almonds.

Then add as much bread crumbs as needed to create a smooth, pliable dough, but not otherwise dry meatballs become hard. Try with 3 spoon and then possibly still aggiungetene. Season with salt and pepper and, inumidendovi hands, form meatballs large when a ping pong ball and dip, one by one, in flour or semolina.

Fry the tuna meatballs in plenty of peanut oil until golden and serve lukewarm accompanying them with very hot spicy sauce.


MATCHING: This recipe, which it is ideal for aperitifs, It goes very well with beer. In particular those from exotic fruit and floral scents like this Duchess, a saison produced from brewery "Birra del Borgo" (a Borgorose, in the province of Rieti) using the barley grown in the regional park of the Mounts of Duchess. It is a clear beer with thick and abundant foam, very fresh and slightly spicy.

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annaferna April 2, 2014 - 06:42

here it is at last!! but i've been waiting months for a recipe like that and you know :P
Serber your proposal for gustarmele with this intriguing sauce
kiss and good luck for the contest

Sicilians creative in the kitchen April 2, 2014 - 10:41

Hello Annie!And I know that you and the fish have a special relationship! Let me know, a hug, ADA

Apple April 1, 2014 - 22:40

I had to read the title of this post to convince me that it was a proposal wonderfully tantalizing!
Sincere congratulations!

Sicilians creative in the kitchen April 1, 2014 - 22:45

I blush! But grazieeee!!!! A hug, ADA


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