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

Meatballs tuna with spicy tomato sauce and mint. Do you have guests for dinner and you want to offer a delicious aperitif, Maybe finger food, that's cheap, making a good impression and satisfying the palate? Then these meatballs to tuna fish with a spicy sauce and sour tomato and Mint to please. You know how much I love Bluefish and tuna is perfect for this dish. You can also still use the bonito or bluefin tuna fishing season, or even a white fish such as monkfish or grouper. 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 that the meatballs are going like hot cakes. Nothing will stop you, Obviously, doing dumplings a little larger and serve them for dinner as a main dish. If you want even the little ones to eat them, avoid the spicy in the sweet and sour sauce. If you want, I suggest you take a look also to all my SICILIAN RECIPES and all my RECIPES WITH BLUE FISH. Have a good day!

Tuna meatballs with spicy tomato sauce and Mint

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  • 600 grams of abreasted tuna, tuna or bonito, already filleted and boned
  • grated stale bread, to taste
  • mentuccia the nepetella the fresh mint, to taste
  • 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, to taste
  • flour or meal for meatballs
  • peanut oil for frying, to taste
  • a few leaves of fresh mint
  • 500 ml of tomato puree
  • a heaping tablespoon brown sugar
  • Salt, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • a hot chili pepper
  • one teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • a clove of garlic


Before preparing tuna meatballs, you have to prepare the tomato sauce. For the sauce, put in a saucepan the oil, the garlic and chilli, fry lightly and add the tomato puree,  sugar, the 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 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, egg and 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.

THE PAIRING: 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 by the brewery "Beer of the Borgo” (a Borgorose, in the province of Rieti) using the barley grown in the regional park of the Mounts of Duchess. Is’ a light beer with a thick, rich lather, very fresh and slightly spicy.

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

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annaferna April 2, 2014 at 06:42

here it is at last!! ma sono mesi che aspetto una ricetta del genere e lo sai 😛
Serber your proposal for gustarmele with this intriguing sauce
kiss and good luck for the contest

Sicilians creative in the kitchen April 2, 2014 at 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 at 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 at 22:45

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


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