MOINK Ball Stuffed Polenta Balls And Pasta

A couple of weeks ago I attended one of those “Taste Of” events in a neighboring community.  One of the restaurant/caters that provided a “taste” brought along these tasty balls of polenta stuffed with various meats.  With the marinara sauce and pasta they also had it made for a very nice “small plate.”

I had a couple of leftover MOINK Balls in the refrigerator and while thinking about eating them it struck me that stuffing them inside a polenta ball and frying them would not be a bad thing.  And I was correct…

I cooked the polenta per the package instructions and let it cool in the refrigerator completely.  Then with oiled hands I formed the polenta around the MOINK Balls.  It worked with no problems at all.  I put the Polenta Balls in the fridge so they stayed cold and kept their shape while I cooked the pasta and made the tomato sauce.

The sauce was simple.  Peeled three Roma tomatoes and chopped them.  In a skillet I sautéed a little onion, a little finely chopped carrot and celery and some garlic in olive oil until tender.  I added some Italian Seasoning, Oregano and dried parsley.  With just a little water I cooked everything for about 15 minutes.

When the pasta was done I fried the Polenta Balls in oil until golden brown.  With some penne pasta I had myself a nice and simple dinner.  Experimentation in the kitchen can be a good thing…at least this time it was.

2 Comments on MOINK Ball Stuffed Polenta Balls And Pasta

  1. Those fancy executive chefs ain’t got nuthin’ on you, Larry!

  2. Very cool! Kind of like the turkey stuffed with the chicken.

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