Recipe of the Week: Almost Swedish Meatballs

almost-swedish-meatballsMy Grandma B came to the United States from Sweden when she was about 15 years old. The meals she cooked were an interesting mix of New and Old Country. Unfortunately, her recipes live on only in my culinary memory. I hope these meatballs would have made her proud.

Ingredients:

2 slices soft whole wheat bread, torn into small pieces
scant 2/3 cup 2% milk
1- 1 1/3 lb ground beef
1 egg
1 1/2 T onion, finely minced
1/4 t mace
1/4 t pepper
1/8 t allspice
2 T butter
2 T flour
1 can condensed cream of celery soup, or one recipe cream of celery soup
1 cup white wine, divided use
1 cup undiluted evaporated milk
2 T chopped fresh parsley
12 oz uncooked medium wide egg noodles

For the directions, click here.


Broccolini and Carrot Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients:carrot broccolini alfredo 2

2 cups (3/4 pound) fresh broccolini, sliced into 1 1/2 – 2 inch lengths
2 cups (3/4 pound) carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 T butter vegan soy based margarine
2 shallots, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
3 T flour
1 T low sodium vegan instant “chicken” bouillon
1/4 t white pepper
2 cups 2% milk
6-8 oz (2%) Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 green onions, sliced

Optional: a little salt Read More



Marinade of Weeds for Lamb Chops

Weeds for lambIngredients:

2-4 cups of your choice of five fresh herbs (weeds) from the suggested list below:
Chocolate mint or mix of other mints
cilantro
parsley, flat curled or both
lemon grass, 1 or two stalks
Greek oregano
marjoram
rosemary
basil, all types
1 head of garlic, chopped or pressed
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup red wine
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup either red wine vinegar, garlic red wine vinegar, or balsamic vinegar
8-12 lamb chops Read More


Red Chile Sauce

Red Chile SauceMakes three cups.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 T olive oil
1/2 cup onions, finely minced
2 1/2 t ground garlic
1 T plus 1 t ground ancho chile
1 T plus 1 t ground guajillo chile
1 t cumin
Pinch salt or to taste
1/4 t ground black pepper
15 oz tomato sauce
2 1/4 cups water Read More





Thai Dipping Sauce

ThaiDippingSauceIngredients:

1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 T plus 1 t sugar
1 hot pepper, minced (red jalapeno, serrano, cayenne, or Thai chile)
1 T cilantro leaves, minced

Spoon Mage™ Note:

Be careful while mincing the pepper. If you have sensitive skin, put the hand that holds the pepper inside Read More


Veloute Sauce

VelouteLight to medium tan in color, Velouté is the second sauce in the series of five colorful Mother Sauces.

Like so many recipes, this sauce begins with a roux. Before making the sauce, assemble everything you need. Never leave a roux unattended.

The following recipe makes about 2 cups – the perfect amount for many recipes, including Anything Leftover Casserole. It is easily doubled or tripled.

Velouté Ingredients:

3 T butter
3 T all-purpose flour
2 cups veal, chicken, or fish stock
1/8 t ground white pepper Read More