Lemons are to Sicily as grapes are to Tuscany, so a recipe with this secret island ingredient is called for at every wedding in Italy down south.

Lemon-wrapped meatballs

1 and 1/2 lbs lean ground beef

1/2 cup pecorino cheese, grated

1/2 cup bread crumbs

2 eggs

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 T minced parsley

olive oil

salt & pepper to taste

24 lemon tree leafs

mix ingredients in a bowl, form small meatballs and wrap in a lemon tree leaf. Secure with a toothpick.  Grill on the side (not directly over coals) until done.

Recommended wine:  Sicilian Sambuca Red

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