Ma’s Meatball Skewers – Spiedini

Meatball Skewers Spiedini Recipe by The Chiappas

Meatball Skewers Spiedini that Kids will love.  Made with zucchini and cherry tomatoes try serving the classic way with a simple tomato sauce and spaghetti

This recipe featured on Michela’s Tuscan Kitchen which aired on Foxtel in Australia April 2016

Prep: 20 mins

Cooking: 8-10 mins

Difficulty: easy

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

To buy:

500g minced beef

1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped

100g breadcrumbs

a small handful of chopped parsley

1 – 2 Zucchini cut into 2 cms discs

20 small cherry tomatoes

Mix in half a teaspoon of chilli powder for some heat – optional

Store-cupboard essentials:

*

100g freshly grated Parmesan cheese

2 medium eggs, preferably free-range or organic

1 teaspoon fine salt

1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

METHOD

SOAK several wooden skewers in water.

MIX together all the ingredients apart from the oil, tomatoes and zucchini in a large bowl and shape with your hands into walnut-sized balls.

THREAD the skewers  by adding a meatball followed with a piece of zucchini and then a tomato, repeating until the skewer is full and with 3cm either end to handle.

PLACE  the prepared skewer on a baking tray. Repeat the process until all meatballs are used.

DRIZZLE  with a little olive oil and seasoning.

GRILL the spiedini  for 8-10 minutes until golden and cooked through

Prep: 20 mins

Cooking: 8-10 mins

Difficulty: easy

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

To buy:

500g minced beef

1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped

100g breadcrumbs

a small handful of chopped parsley

1 – 2 Zucchini cut into 2 cms discs

20 small cherry tomatoes

Mix in half a teaspoon of chilli powder for some heat – optional

Store-cupboard essentials:

*

100g freshly grated Parmesan cheese

2 medium eggs, preferably free-range or organic

1 teaspoon fine salt

1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

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