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Grilled Meatballs With Scallion And Shaved Cheese Salad

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  Ground veal 2 Pound
  Ground lamb 1 Pound
  Eggs 3 Large, lightly beaten
  Lean bacon slices 2 , minced (thick)
  Minced shallot 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fine fresh bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh ricotta cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated montasio/Parmigiano-reggiano cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Chicken stock/Low-sodium broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Thin scallions 1 1⁄2 Pound, trimmed
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon (for drizzling)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Parmigiano reggiano 3 Ounce, shaved with a vegetable peeler into strips (1 piece)
  Preserved lemon 1 , halved

1. Light a grill. In a large bowl, using your hands, mix the ground veal and lamb with the beaten eggs, minced bacon and shallot, fresh bread crumbs, fresh ricotta, grated montasio cheese and 2 teaspoons of salt. Shape the mixture into 40 golf ball-size meatballs.
2. In a wide saucepan, bring the chicken stock and water to a boil. Add half of the meatballs and simmer over moderately low heat until just cooked through, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked meatballs to a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat the process with the remaining meatballs.
3. On another large rimmed baking sheet, drizzle the scallions with vegetable oil and season with salt. Working in 3 batches, grill the scallions over high heat for about 2 minutes, turning once, until charred on both sides; return the grilled scallions to the baking sheet. Gently toss the grilled scallions with the olive oil and Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings. Grill the preserved lemon halves cut side down over high heat for about 4 minutes, or until well charred. Squeeze the grilled lemon halves over the scallions and toss again. Arrange the grilled scallion salad in a large, shallow serving bowl.
4. Drizzle the meatballs lightly with vegetable oil and roll to coat. Grill the meat balls over high heat, rolling to turn them, until they are lightly charred all over and heated through, about 3 minutes total. Using tongs, arrange the meatballs on top of the grilled scallion salad and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4132 Calories from Fat 2341

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 261 g402.2%

Saturated Fat 109.3 g546.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1857.4 mg619.1%

Sodium 3920.7 mg163.4%

Total Carbohydrates 91 g30.2%

Dietary Fiber 18 g72.1%

Sugars 29.1 g

Protein 346 g691.2%

Vitamin A 181.5% Vitamin C 220.6%

Calcium 229.9% Iron 167.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Grilled Meatballs With Scallion And Shaved Cheese Salad Recipe