Zack Gragg, chef de cuisine over at Locals Oyster Bar, shared this recipe for pescatarian meatballs using their frozen Tuna Bloodline Burger packs. These are a delicious, lighter alternative to traditional pork or beef meatballs.

Frozen bloodline tuna burgers are available at Locals Seafood & Locals Oyster Bar locations. Learn more here.


Meatball Ingredients

2 Tuna bloodline burger packages (1lb total)
2 garlic cloves grated
1 TB onion grated
1 C Italian breadcrumbs
1/2 C grated Parmesan
Zest of 1 lemon
3 TB fresh parsley
1/2 tsp chili flake
2 TB kosher salt
2 tsp black pepper

Sauce Ingredients

1 small onion diced
3 garlic cloves sliced
32 oz crushed tomatoes
1 tsp chili flake
1 TB sugar
Kosher Salt and black pepper to taste
1 TB Fresh thyme
2 TB fresh oregano

Sauce Preparation

  1. Sauté the diced onions & garlic.
  2. Add tomato and other sauce ingredients.
  3. Simmer for 1 hour.

Meatball Preparation

  1. Put all ingredients in mixing bowl and combine together. Form into small ping pong to golf ball sized balls.
  2. Sear on both sides then add to sauce.
  3. Cook for 30-45 minutes on low heat.
  4. Serve with toasted bread or your favorite pasta. Garnish with fresh parsley, lemon zest and a lot of Parmesan. Enjoy!