Tuesday, 19 August 2014

La Tomatina Festival

La Tomatina is held each year in Spain in the month of August. This food fight festival includes people throwing more than a hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes at each other. People participate in the paella cooking competition, a night before the tomato fight. The first event of La Tomatina first begins at 11:00 am. The festival is accompanied by music, dance, parades and lots of fireworks. Hope you liked my recipe, Spanish omelette. So let's prepare a recipe rich in tomatoes to celebrate La Tomatina to the fullest. Meatballs with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce can be prepared in 30 minutes and forms a great appetizer(dry) or main course (gravy). The main course can be served with spaghetti or rice. 
Meatballs with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce
For Meatballs:-
1/4 cup unseasoned Dry bread crumbs,
500 grams ground Beef,
1/2 teaspoon Garlic salt,
4 medium Green onions,
1/4 teaspoon Pepper,
1 egg.
For the Tomato Sauce:-
1/2 cup Water,
2 tablespoons Wine vinegar,
3/4 cup chopped dried Cherries,
1 Handful chopped fresh Chives,
25.5 oz fire roasted Tomato pasta sauce.
1. Preheat the oven to 400 D. F. Mix meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into 25 (1 1/2 Inches) meatballs. Place on an ungreased pan.
2. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. You can check this with the help of tooth-prick, the meat must not stick to it.
3. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, heat all sauce ingredients except chives. Boil it, stir occasionally. Reduce the heat. Stir in meatballs. Sprinkle with chives. Serve hot!
Enjoy La Tomatina Festival!

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