The best tuna meatballs (Le migliori polpette di tonno) from Jamie's Italy (page 203) by Jamie Oliver

  • Parmesan cheese
  • ground cinnamon
  • garlic
  • lemons
  • dried oregano
  • parsley
  • canned tomatoes
  • tuna steaks
  • pine nuts
  • breadcrumbs

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Notes about this recipe

  • grindabod on August 20, 2018

    Delicious. I used mackerel instead of tuna.

  • VineTomato on July 31, 2017

    This was a disapointing dish for us. I have been making Aldo Zilli's tuna meatballs for years as one of our all time favourite pasta dishes and decided it was time to try something new. These looked promising, a mix of our favourite ingredients and flavour combinations - how could it go wrong! The meatballs were flavourless and did not hold together as well as Zilli's balls (he doesn't cook the tuna before forming the balls). The blending of the sauce, ruined it - next time (we have balls in the freezer) I will leave as a chunky sauce or use Passata. I like the idea of pine nuts, lemon and Parmesan so - may try a combo of this and Zilli's next time but will let the memory fade before I tell my husband I'll give this another go.

  • melissabazley on April 26, 2012

    Yum...this is a great way to include fish in your diet in a really interesting and different way. I cooked the tuna first and made the meatballs,rested them then cooked them & drained them on paper towel. Next I made the tomato sauce. That way it's a 1 pan recipe and less washing up. I didn't bother to puree the tomato sauce...I like mine chunky with some body. A really delicious and easy recipe which my husband just loves. Will be making this again for sure

  • herbietea on December 31, 2011

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Reviews about this recipe

  • Lisa Is Cooking

    The tuna meatballs were much less heavy than even ground turkey or chicken ones tend to be, and the basic tomato sauce was very good. I would make this again with changes.

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