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If you’ve read this space for very long, you know how much I love meatballs. One reason is because pretty much every nation makes them. This is a Mexican classic, albondigas al chipotle. Yep. chipotle venison meatballs, baby!
In the pantheon of meatballs this is one of the best. Going by the unfortunate name “faggots” (or the mystifying “savoury ducks”), these are really just damn good meatballs, delicately spiced and with a bit of liver tossed in.
Pretty much every culture in the world loves meatballs, and Japan is no exception. This is a venison version of the Japanese niku dango meatball, which is normally made with pork. If you like teriyaki, you’ll love this.
Fish meatballs! What’s not to love? This is a German version, doable with pretty much any fish that swims, and it’s served with a bright, herby green sauce that is traditional in Hesse. Remember the Hessians from the War of Independence? That’s them.
It’s not often I remake a five-year-old recipe and change nothing. This Greek meatball recipe — venison (or lamb), bulgur wheat, oregano and a Greek tomato sauce — is one such dish. Nice to know some dishes hold up well over time.
Who doesn’t love meatballs? Konigsberger klopse is a classic German meatball recipe that historically uses veal, beef or pork. I made them with wild boar.
No matter what kind of fish you use here, this recipe will knock your socks off — it’s loaded with delicious Southeast Asian flavors, from lemongrass to garlic, cilantro, green onions and just a touch of fish sauce. But, this is an ideal recipe for freshwater fish, which are often bland-tasting to my mind. I’ve […]
This is a Swedish meatball recipe adapted from one given to my mother from her mother, who was a Massachusetts Swede. They call these meatballs Svenska Kottbullar, and they are traditionally served with a lingonberry sauce. In Scandinavia, the meatballs are sometimes made with reindeer, so I did not think it a stretch to switch […]