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March 9th is National Meatball Day. Check out the giant meatball from New York restaurant and nightclub Lavo, available today.
Served in a six-inch cast iron skillet, the meatball rests in a sausage ragu, topped with whipped ricotta and garnished with a basil chiffonade (ribbons).
Want to make your own giant meatballs? Here are two recipes:
From Martha Stewart, made with equal parts ground beef, pork and veal, baked, then simmered in marinara sauce.
An all-beef version from Proud Italian Cook.
A side of pasta with broccoli rabe or broccolini.
A side salad.
Garlic bread (recipe) and crostini (similar to garlic bread, but toasted in the oven until crisp).
Serve it with:
Have a giant meatball on National Meatball Day. Photo courtesy Lavo | NYC.
Or if the strawberries are nice, serve them with some drops of aged balsamic vinegar.
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