Thursday, August 23, 2012
Now you too can make Gino's Famous Meatballs
The first order of business: make the base of all the things. For this meal you'll be making sauce, meatballs, and garlic bread. There are a few key ingredients that go in all of these, so you can blend them all together at once in the very beginning. Into a food processor, throw a lot of peeled garlic cloves (AT LEAST one whole head), a torn-up bunch of italian parsley, and parmesan cheese.
You can use a couple jars of a good quality marinara sauce and just spruce it up with this. Also purchase a can of whole stewed tomatoes. Right before you add your sauce, drop in a few bay leaves. One at a time, with clean hands, squeeze the stewed tomatoes into the pot until they break into large chunks to give it some texture. Pour in your jars of sauce. Add seasoning and stir. Bring sauce to a smooth simmer, never letting anything stick to the bottom while it cooks.