Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Made It! Spaghetti and Meatballs
I made this Spaghetti and Meatball recipe the other day. Overall, I thought it was a good recipe. I liked the subtlety of the cinnamon; it provided enough interesting flavor without being too overwhelming. There were, however, certain things I would do differently next time. First, I would add more panade to the meatball mixture for a softer texture. Second, I think I added too much sugar in the beginning (about twice the amount Lisa called for). I thought the canned tomatoes were on the sour side, so I kept adding sugar until I achieved the flavor I liked. I didn't realize that as the sauce simmers for hours, all the flavors become more concentrated (including the sugar). When I was ready to serve the sauce, it was slightly on the sweet side. My biggest tip for this recipe is not to overdo the seasoning in the beginning. Develop a good base flavor and then season to perfection before serving.