Spicy Tuna Meatballs

Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Billingsgate Seafood School

An innovative twist on spaghetti and meatballs.

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The method

  1. Put the tuna, spring onions and herbs (reserve a few for the garnish) into a food processor. Season lightly with pepper.
  2. Pulse on and off until the tuna, spring onion and herbs are finely chopped.
  3. Divide the mixture into 16 pieces and roll each into a small compact ball. Chill until required.
  4. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions, drain and set aside.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and cook over a low heat for 4-5 minutes or until beginning to soften. Add the garlic and chilli flakes and cook for a further few minutes.
  6. Stir in the tomatoes, stock and honey. Bring to the boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and fry the tuna balls for 1-3 minutes, rolling them around the pan to prevent them from sticking.
  8. Once browned and cooked through, add to the tomato sauce and heat in the liquid for a further minute. Season the sauce with pepper and dash of Tabasco, if liked! Garnish with the reserved herbs and serve.