Recipe Ingredients :
Pork mince 500g
Red onion1, half grated, half sliced
Lemon 1, zested and juice
Garlic 1 clove, crushed
Parsley a small bunch, chopped
Vegetable oil to fry
Rocket leaves 50g
Natural yoghurt 150ml
Salt to taste
Put the pork mince, grated onion, ½ the lemon zest, ½ the garlic and ¾ of the parsley in a bowl with plenty of seasoning. Mix really well (hands are best for this) then form into little meatballs.
Fry the meatballs in a little oil, turning for about 10-12 minutes until completely cooked
Cook the orzo until just tender then drain and rinse under cold water. Drain really well then add to the red onion with 1 tbsp olive oil and the rocket. Toss everything together. Mix the yoghurt with the rest of the parsley and garlic. Serve the meatballs with the orzo salad and herbed yoghurt.
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