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Chicken Polpette with Saffron Orzo

Chicken Polpette with Saffron Orzo

Chicken Polpette with Saffron Orzo

Chicken Polpette:

2 Mahy Farms chicken breasts , skin off, minced
½ packet Sabato Parmigiano herb breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp Italian parsley, chopped
Zest of half a lemon
1 free-range egg
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a large bowl combine the minced chicken with the breadcrumbs, parsley, zest and egg. Season with salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Wet your hands and roll the mixture into walnut sized balls. Place on a plate, cover and refrigerate until required.

When your orzo is almost ready, sauté the chicken polpette over a medium hot pan until golden all over and cooked through.

Saffron Orzo:

1l Sabato chicken stock
80g Lewis Road Creamery butter
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
300g Rustichella orzo
pinch Gohar saffron
2 Tbsp fresh oregano, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp Salvagno pitted olives (optional)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat the stock in a saucepan and keep at a simmer.

Melt half of the butter in a saucepan. Add the shallots and garlic and cook over a medium heat until soft. Add the orzo and stir well to coat. Add the saffron then a ladle of hot stock, stirring until the liquid has been absorbed. Repeat until all the stock has been used and the pasta is creamy and cooked to al dente. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining butter, oregano and olives.

Serve the orzo topped with a few polpette and a grating of fresh Parmigiano Reggiano  if desired. 

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  • Gohar Saffron Tips

    Gohar Saffron Tips

    Top-grade Iranian saffron tips. Bruise in hot liquid or dry roast for best intensity. Gohar Saffron tips are fine, even in size and deep red.

    Make a flavoursome saffron infused paella, risotto, tagine or seafood soup.

    Dairy and gluten free. Suitable for vegans. 

    Also available in a 10g box.

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  • Parmigiano Reggiano ~  Freshly Cracked Wedge

    Montanari Parmigiano Reggiano ~ Freshly Cracked Wedge

    Authentic, premium quality Italian Parmigiano from specially selected farms. Aged for at least two years, the taste is tangy, fruity and quite exceptional. Ideal for grating in cooking, especially with pasta, or can be served as a table cheese with a drizzle of Giusti Riccardo balsamic .

    Milk: Cow, unpastuerised
    Origin: Italy

    Also available in a small  or large wedge , or as a whole wheel .

    Please note: Pricing is per kg.

    Our cheese is hand-cut and so it is not possible to meet the exact weight ordered; actual weights may vary +/- 50g.

    Please read our terms and conditions for chilled freight  when ordering cheese. We cannot deliver chilled goods to Rural Delivery addresses.

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    Rustichella Orzo Pasta

    Rustichella Orzo

    Orzo is a short pasta that resembles large grains of rice. Perfect for summer salads.

    Rustichella orzo has a cooking time of 8-10 minutes and has a high yield per kg.

    Rustichella pasta is made with coarsely ground durum wheat from Puglia, in southern Italy. It always cooks to a perfect al dente and holds its texture. The pasta is extruded using bronze dies, rather than teflon like commercial pasta, to create a rough, porous surface that is perfect for holding pasta sauce. The pasta is then slowly dried for up to three days, which contributes to its superior flavour and resilience.

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    $16.90 $14.50
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  • Salvagno Pitted Olives In Oil

    Salvagno Pitted Olives in Oil

    Favorol olives in extra virgin olive oil. From Verona …also the producers of the fabulous extra virgin olive oil and olive paste. Use in salads and pasta – you can use the olive oil to dress the dish.

    Also available in a 900g jar.

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  • Mahy Farms chicken breast

    Mahy Farms Chicken Breast ~ 2 pack

    Available for Central Auckland delivery or pickup only via Pace Courier.

    Please call us to add to your existing online order or to place an order on 09 630 8751 (EXT 1).

    Delivery charges may vary based on delivery location.

    Mahy Farms fresh free range chicken. Mahy Farms chickens are raised in small flocks with unlimited access to fresh air, and feed on spray free pastures and healthy grains.

    Try in our recipe for Roasted Chicken Breast with Porcini Bread Sauce .

    Please note:

    Due to the fact that this chicken is free-range and vac-packed, expect a strong, gamey smell when first opened. Leave to "breathe" for 10 minutes or so to allow the smell to dissipate.

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