I am going to be making regular appearances on television in Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte Counties on Florida's West Coast on cable channel 6, SNN on the new community interest show, "Suncoast FYI." The first show featuring me will be on Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 9:00am and 4:30pm. If you are in the area, check it out! More to come in the following weeks as I walk our audience through the "in's and out's" of conquering emotional overeating in gourmet style!
As promised on my SNN appearance, below, please find the recipe from my upcoming book for healthy Italian-American meatballs, cooked in simmering tomato sauce.
¼ cup of skim milk
1 1/2 pounds ground lean sirloin or round
(may substitute ground turkey, a mixture of light and dark meat)
4 large eggs
1 cup freshly grated pecorino romano cheese
1 cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
• Prepare the bread: Remove the crusts, cut into small cubes, soak a couple of minutes in the milk.
• Mix the ingredients with a fork until well amalgamated.
• Roll the meatballs by hand, forming approximately 15 balls (you can adjust the size as you wish).
• Drop rolled meatballs into a large pot of hot simmering tomato sauce and let simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes on low heat, gently stirring occasionally so they don’t stick.
Use the same quantities of the above ingredients, except use 1 ½ pounds lean ground sirloin (omit the pork and veal), and also the raisins, marsala, and pine nuts. Mix and roll the meatballs, cook in simmering sauce as above.
Note: by eliminating any oil in the cooking, approximately 32 calories per meatball have been eliminated without compromising flavor. They come out moist and delicious!