CookingFirst course

Filei patties with cod ball lemon

Hello guys! Spring is here!!!!

Today I propose a very tasty dish that makes happy children and adults, the balls you know all satisfied.

I used filei, a pasta shape typical of Calabria, full-bodied flavor and charm.

Here is filei with codfish  balls:

Filei patties with salt cod 'lemon

Type of pasta Calabrian filei with meatballs codfish 'lemon
Ricetta: First Course
Cucina: italian
Serves: 4


  • 240 g of filei
  • for the sauce:
  • 10-12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • basil
  • salt q.s.
  • extra virgin olive oil q.s.
  • For the meatballs of codfish ':
  • 200 g of salt cod 'desalted
  • 125 g ricotta
  • white wine
  • parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 40 g breadcrumbs more 'q.s. to pass the meatballs
  • extra virgin olive oil.


  1. Prepare the sauce of tomatoes:
  2. Brown with a little oil the clove of garlic, add the tomatoes cut in half , season with a little basil, salt to taste and bake 15-20 minutes with lid.
  3. Prepare the balls:
  4. Desalinate salt cod holding it to soak for 48 hours and changed the water every so often.
  5. Wash, dry and remove skin and bones to the cod .
  6. Cook about 10 minutes with a little oil in a frying pan with white wine sfumandolo.
  7. Transfer to a bowl, press it with a fork, add ricotta, egg, parsley and breadcrumbs.
  8. Mix everything.
  9. Shape into small balls and in a frying pan, brown them with a little oil.
  10. Add fishtballs to tomato.
  11. Cook pasta , drain and toss in the preparation obtained.
  12. Sprinkle with pepper to taste and serve
Tempo totale

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