Grandma's Recipes

Meatballs Stewed with Shrimps by Marita

Our Grandma today is Marita and she will be cooking Meatballs Stewed with Shrimps. Our favorite Catalan Surf & Turf


  • 350 grams ground beef
  • 250 grams ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1 spoon of cognac
  • 2 slices of bread soaked in cream
  • Flour
  • 12 shrimps



  • 1 can of fried tomato ( or 6 grated ripe tomatoes )
  • 2 onions
  • A splash of red wine



  • Garlic
  • Almonds
  • 2 cookies




  • Mince the onions
  • Cook the minced onions with olive oil at a low temperature as long as you can, stirring from time to time
  • Add the fried tomato and keep cooking



  • In a mortar and pestle, mince the garlic, almonds, and cookies together



  • Mix the meats together with the egg, bread, and cognac
  • Form the meatballs and coat with flour
  • Fry the meatballs with 3-4 spoons of olive oil
  • Place them a part on top of a paper to absorb the excess of fat
  • Add the meatballs to the Sofrito
  • Add the splash of red wine and cook at low temperature for about 20 minutes



  • In a frying pan, fry the shrimps in 2 spoons of olive oil, very shortly on both sides
  • Add the shrimps to the meatballs and also add the Picada
  • Cook for 5 additional minutes and serve

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