So back to the recipe. This was one of the more simple ones I’ve tried from Blue Apron but delivered on teaching me a new skill and making a tasty meal for the family with limited time involved. They also did something lots of Italian chefs would love to keep a secret - adding ricotta cheese into the meatball mix to make them fluffier. You don’t really taste the cheese but they make a big different in the resulting ball. Finally, I love how they elevated this simple dish with the addition of some fresh broccolini giving the rest of the dish a lightness you wouldn’t get with just meat and starch. The ingredients are wholesome and fresh and of course the best part - delivered straight to my doorstep with exactly the right ingredients. No time wasted going to the grocery store and no food wasted by buying ingredients I wouldn’t use.
Prep is easy. Chop up some garlic and parsley. Boil the Broccolini for a few minutes before setting aside. Make the polenta by simply adding the dry polenta into boiling water and adding butter at the end. (Seriously - thats it!!) Make the meatballs with the meat, cheese, parsley, breadcrumbs and herbs and sear. Add crushed tomatoes to the pan and simmer until thickened. Serve and enjoy. Couldn’t be easier and mastering a new recipe makes me feel like a domestic goddess even if all the hard work was done for me!
I’m really looking forward to trying my hand at Greek food with this Chicken Souvlaki recipe and Northern Spain with this Baked Empanada recipe.
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Blue Apron but all opinions expressed are my own.