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Chicken Meatballs With Preserved Lemon And Harissa Relish

   

CONFECTION
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
To prepare the corn, heat a chargrill (ridged griddle) pan on high heat. Allow it to heat up well. Brush the corn with 2 tsp of the olive oil and chargrill, turning regularly, for 8–10 minutes, or until it has lots of dark charred specks and the corn turns smoky. Remove from the heat, and when cool enough to handle, use a large, sharp knife to shave the corn off the cob. Place the kernels in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
To make the relish, mix together the ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.
To make the meatballs, add the bread, chicken, onion, garlic, herbs, cumin, chilli, egg, salt and a generous grind of black pepper to the bowl with the corn. Stir the ingredients until well combined. Lightly moisten your hands with some of the olive oil, take 60 g portions of mixture, and form into round meatballs. Place on a tray lined with baking paper.
Return the chargrill pan to a high heat. Once hot, cook meatballs for 1–2 minutes on each side, or until visibly charred and lifting up easily from pan. Return to the baking tray and place in the oven for 6 minutes, or until cooked through.
Serve the meatballs warm with the relish.

 



1 whole corn cob, husk removed
60 ml (¼ cup) olive oil
35 g crustless white bread, roughly torn, soaked in water for 2–3 minutes, drained and squeezed
500 g chicken mince
1 small onion, grated (60 g net)
1 garlic clove, crushed
15 g coriander, chopped
7 g parsley, finely chopped
1½ tsp ground cumin
1 small red chilli, finely diced
1 medium egg, lightly beaten
½ tsp salt
black pepper
Lemon and harissa relish
2 preserved lemons, flesh and skin sliced into thin strips (220 g net)
1 tsp lemon juice
2¼ tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp harissa paste

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