To make it short, we were dying to try B's new purchase : a pasta maker. And we were craving for comfort food - the winter was quite severe in France at the time we made the recipe, i.e. two weeks ago. So we spent the whole day cooking, shooting, and blogging. Another happy day ...
For 4 servings
For the meatballs (about 18-20 meatballs)
- 500g pork
- a handful chopped basil
- a handful chopped parsley
- 2 garlic gloves
- 2 shallots
- 1 egg
- 1 tb parmesan cheese
- pepper, salt
For the tomato sauce
- a dozen cherry tomatoes
- 1 onion
- 1 garlic glove
- 2 celery stalks
- olive oil
- 300g tomato puree
- pepper, salt
For the homemade spaghetti
- 4 eggs
- 400g flour + 100g
- 2 tbs olive oil
For the pork meatballs
1) Put all the ingredients together in a food processor.
2) Roll the meatballs and fridge for about 20min.
3) Fry them in a pan with olive oil. When they're done, incorporate them to the sauce.
For the sauce
1) Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Season and coat with olive oil. Bake until they are roasted.
2) Meanwhile chop the onion and the celery stalks.
3) In a pot, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic gloves and the chopped onion. Stir. When the mixture is golden, incorporate the celery stalks. Stir.
4) Incorporate the tomato puree. Add a few basil leaves. Cover and cook for 20min.
5) Incorporate the roasted cherry tomatoes. Cover again and cook for 20min.
6) Add the meatballs and season. Stir.
Serve with parmesan cheese and chopped basil leaves.
For the spaghetti
1) Put 400gr flour on a board, make a well in the flour and add 4 eggs and 2 tbspoon olive oil .
2) Beat the eggs and the olive oil and incorporate the flour by adding it in the well with the eggs and olive mixture.
3) When the dough starts coming together, knead it with both hands until you get a cohesive mass. (after about 5 minutes)
4) Re flour the dough and let it rest for 25 minutes at room temperature.
5) Put it in the pasta maker and shape as desired and don't forget to flour them.
6) Boil water and cook the pasta for 5 minutes. Keep stirring to prevent them from sticking together.