Moroccan Sardine Meatballs

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 onion, white or yellow, chopped
1-14.75 oz. canned tomatoes
1/2 tsp. cumin powder
1 Tbsp. coriander, dried
1-4 oz. canned sardines
2 Tbsp. bread crumbs
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. paprika powder
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. ginger powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
From SNP Eating Heart Healthy Nutrition Program | Created by Chef Kelly Armetta, Hyatt Regency Boston

Instructions

1.In a pot, heat oil on medium. Add garlic and onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
2.Add tomatoes, cumin and coriander. Cover and simmer sauce for 15 minutes.
3.Meanwhile, puree sardines in a food processor.
4.In a medium bowl, mix sardines, bread crumbs, eggs and the remaining five spices. Season with salt and pepper. Shape into balls. (Makes 8-10 balls.)
5.Add meatballs to sauce and simmer until fish is cooked through.
6.Serve over Israeli couscous, farro or your favorite grain to soak up the delicious sauce.

Go fish with these Moroccan Sardine Meatballs, created by Chef Kelly Armetta, Hyatt Regency Boston. Full of flavor and omega-3s, you won’t want to miss these.

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