Pasta Bows with Spiced Meatballs

Preparation info
  • Serves


    Appears in
    The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

    By Josceline Dimbleby

    Published 1991

    • About

    This pasta dish is practical for a main course at a dinner party as you can make the meatball sauce in advance and all you need to do is reheat the sauce when you cook the pasta. For greatest ease you need only serve a green salad with the pasta, but broad beans or french beans also go well with it.


    • 375 g (12 oz) lean minced pork or veal
    • 2 teaspoons grou


    Pound the minced meat in a bowl to make it as soft as possible. Add the ground coriander, dill seeds, chopped sage leaves, cayenne pepper, about half the crushed garlic and a sprinkling of salt. Mix together thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Then, using wet hands, form the mixture into very small balls.

    Heat the olive oil and butter in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the meatball