Fabio Viviani’s Balsamic and Gremolata Meatballs

Balsamic and Gremolata Meatballs by Chef Fabio Viviani

These meatballs are tangy, healthy, and have a nice kick. They are perfect to pair with a light white wine for a good start to a saucy night! -Fabio Viviani

Balsamic and Gremolata Meatballs 

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 4 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper

Gremolata:

  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbs. plain breadcrumbs
  • Balsamic vinegar

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the pound of ground beef with 4 oz of ricotta cheese, 1 egg, salt and pepper and ½ cup of breadcrumbs. If you like a little spice, add 1 tbsp of chili flakes in the mixture. With the help of a spoon or an ice cream scoop, shape the meatballs. Place them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and space them evenly.

3. Place the baking sheet of meatballs into the warm oven and cook them for about 20 minutes; then let them rest for 5 minutes.

4. In the meantime, mix the fresh parsley with the lemon zest, salt and pepper, and 1 tbs. breadcrumbs.

5. Drizzle the meatballs with 2 tbsp of thick, aged balsamic vinegar and top with the gremolata (parsley and breadcrumb mixture).

2 Comments

  1. Bero
    Posted October 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thumbs Up I can almost smell the fragrance of it ❤

  2. Posted February 9, 2012 at 6:24 am | Permalink | Reply

    I did a quick search online, Fabio, but couldn’t find anything that would ship to where I live. Do you have any cook books that are currently available in stores?

    Matt.

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