Nigella's Mellow Meatballs

It's been a little cooler this weekend in the UK so I thought it was about time I did some proper cooking.

Now that Waitrose has opened just down the road, I am finding Nigella's recipes even easier to reproduce (a lot of ingredients, especially in Express, use ingredients I can only get hold of in Waitrose). Hubby is not keen on Squash and Sweet Potato, so I told him the yellow and orange cubes were carrot and swede - and he believed me!! Next time I might make it a little spicier, but if you're catering for kids - stick with this version.

Ingredients:
3 x 15ml tablespoons red curry paste
2 x 15ml tablespoons vegetable oil
40 organic mini-meatballs, approx. 600g total
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 x 400ml can coconut milk
1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
1 x 410g can chickpeas, drained
1 x 350g diced butternut squash and sweet potato (supermarket packet)
500ml chicken stock from concentrate or cube, or from a tub
2 x 15ml tablespoons honey
20g (approx.) fresh coriander, finely chopped

Method:
Step 1: Heat the red curry paste and vegetable oil in a large wide pan; when it starts sizzling, add the meatballs, turning them in the red oily mixture.
Step 2: Sprinkle the cinnamon and ginger over the meatballs and fry for a couple of minutes.
Step 3: Add the coconut milk, chopped tomatoes and drained chickpeas. Stir in the diced butternut squash and sweet potato, then the stock and honey.
Step 4: Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with rice and decorate each plate with some chopped coriander.

7 comments:

  1. Some good flavors going on there. Love how you tricked the hubs

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  2. YUmm... I love meatmalls! These look delicious!

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  3. I've had my eye on this recipe for ages but haven't got round to making it. I'm definitely making this soon!

    Maria
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  4. This looks a great recipe of Nigella's. I've had this one bookmarked for ages to try. isn't it great you have Waitrose near you now :0)

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  5. This looks fabulous, Beth, and well done for fooling the hubby.

    I wish it would cool down here, today it's 38C, but the humidity makes it feel like 44C. Last night it was still 28C at midnight. Horrible. :-(

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  6. I know what you mean about Waitrose - it's great when you need to source ingredients for a recipe. You now won't know what you did before Waitrose came along. This looks like a great Nigella recipe.

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