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Tuna Meatballs in Marinara with Homemade Gluten Free Marinara

1. Homemade Gluten-Free Pasta:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour

  • 3 large pastured eggs

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free flour and salt.

  2. Make a well in the center and add the eggs and olive oil.

  3. Gradually incorporate the flour into the wet ingredients until a dough forms.

  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth, then cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.

  5. Roll out the dough and cut it into your desired pasta shape.

  6. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until al dente. Drain and serve with your favorite sauce.

2. Homemade Marinara Sauce:

Ingredients:

  • 1 BPA free can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon honey (optional, to balance acidity)

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.

  2. Pour in the crushed tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and honey (if using). Stir well.

  3. Bring the sauce to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer for at least 20-30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

  4. Adjust seasoning to taste. Use immediately or let it cool before storing in a jar in the refrigerator.

3. Homemade Tuna Meatballs:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb tuna steak, finely chopped or ground in food processor

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs or almond meal

  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, grass fed parmesan or vegan parmesan

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 large pastured egg

  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

  • Olive oil for cooking

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine chopped tuna, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, garlic, egg, salt, and pepper.

  2. Mix the ingredients until well combined, then form the mixture into meatballs.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the tuna meatballs and cook until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.

  4. Serve the tuna meatballs over the homemade gluten-free pasta and marinara sauce.

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