Syracuse Lamb Meatballs with Napoli Sauce - Chef Recipe by Kritapat Phadungkarn

Syracuse Lamb Meatballs with Napoli Sauce - Chef Recipe by Kritapat Phadungkarn



1kg lamb mince
40g brown onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tsp thyme, chopped
1 tsp marjoram, chopped
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 egg yolk
10g Panko breadcrumbs
5g salt

Napoli sauce:

60g brown onion
1 clove garlic
500g tin whole tomatoes
10g basil
10g marjoram


Green olives, pitted and halved
Quindillas pepper
Marinated feta cheese
Slices of baguette


Sweat down onion in olive oil with garlic and thyme. Add chopped marjoram and let cool down.

In a mixer with a paddle attachment combine lamb mince, ground nutmeg, black pepper, Dijon mustard, egg, breadcrumbs, salt and onion. Work until the mix binds together.

Roll the mixture into 60g balls.

In a pot, make Napoli sauce by sweating down onion and garlic. Once onion is translucent, add tin of tomatoes and simmer sauce for 45 minutes.

Remove from heat, add basil and marjoram and blend.

To plate:

Warm oven to 180 C.

Sear the meatballs in a pan and then transfer to an ovenproof dish. Spoon Napoli sauce over the meatballs and top with some marinated feta. Bake for 15 minutes.

Garnish with green olives and quindillas. Serve with a slice of baguette.

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