Variations on a Theme: The Meatball

Having at last shaken its sub-roll and pasta trappings, the humble meatball is taking a turn in the spotlight.

By Leah Mennies | Boston Magazine |

Fried pig’s-head meatballs with sambal aioli
Post 390 $6

Duck meatballs with sherry broth and Parmesan
Hamersley’s Bistro $12

Wood-oven-roasted beef, pork, and veal meatballs with pomodoro sauce and mozzarella
Posto $11

Beef-heart meatballs with spicy tomato sauce and Parmesan
Eastern Standard $12

Shrimp-and-water-chestnut meatballs crusted with almonds, and pork-and-shrimp meatballs filled with salted egg-yolk cream and encased in black and white sticky rice
Shojo $8

Wild-boar meatballs with Parmesan and spicy tomato sauce
Erbaluce $9

Wood-oven-roasted beef-and-pork meatballs with tomato gravy and lardo
Coppa $8

Grilled lamb kefta meatballs with yogurt-cucumber sauce
Back Deck $10

Albondigas with guava sauce
Casa B $9

All photos by Bruce Peterson