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Monday, February 20, 2012

Homemade Pasta and Caribou Meatballs

Sorry for being missing for a couple weeks, my computer was in the shop.  I'm back and enjoying the lovely warm February.  We've been in the 20's all month!  Lovely!!!

A couple months ago I received my new pasta maker, I'm really enjoying it!  You do get what you pay for, and even if they all look alike, from my experience they are not all built alike.  Go for the ones made in Italy.  The Marcato Atlas, and Imperia received the best online reviews.  Since shipping to AK can be expensive (or non-existent) I found a new Imperia on Amazon from a private seller with reasonable shipping.  So far I love it!

I may have posted this previously, but I'll post the basic recipe again.

1 cup Semolina Flour
1 cup whole wheat or white flour
2-3 eggs

Here's a nice photo tutorial on how make the pasta

Caribou Meatballs

11/2 pounds ground Caribou (may substitute, beef or combination of any meats, such as pork, beef, lamb)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp salt
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 eggs
 small amount of milk if necessary to hold together

Mix together, form into meatballs and fry in a small amount of oil.

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  1. I guess you really are Alaskan when you can eat Caribou. I saw it out there, but I just couldn't eat. Sandie

  2. Thanks for this post. I still have not used my pasta maker. I am not sure why. I will have to try it out this weekend if I don't forget again.

  3. This looks so good! I need to get a pasta maker at some point ... I've never had caribou, but would love to try it! Someday :)

  4. Mmmm love my Caribou, I like it better than moose even. The pasta maker I do love too, it's a lot of work, but so good, my son doesn't want anything but the homemade anymore.

  5. wow, i've never had caribou before!