Meatballs that Will Make You Take the Lord's Name in Vain
~1/2 c SOFT bread crumbs (I used the remains of my spelt loaf)
1 cipollini onion
3 cloves of garlic
Big handful of fresh sage
Juniper berries (to taste)
Mustard seed (to taste)
~1 lb ground lamb
Mince the onion, garlic, and sage, or throw them in a food processor, and grind the spices. Add to the bread crumbs. Toss in your lamb, your egg, a little olive oil, and enough port to moisten everything. Knead with your hands, then stir with a spoon until thoroughly mixed. Form into 1 - 1.5 inch balls. There are two ways to cook them: you can either fry them in a little oil on the stove, or cook them in the oven for about 25 minutes at 375°.
Serve with rice cooked with vegetables, and some fresh local grapes.
Okay, you know what? I need to have a dinner party.
*Diligent readers will notice that I put port in almost everything.