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Spanish albóndigas en salsa de almendras or silky meatballs in almond sauce with saffron... A surprising meatball dinner!

Meatballs in Almond Sauce with Saffron

Spanish albóndigas en salsa de almendras or silky meatballs in almond sauce with saffron... A surprising meatball dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories per serving 769 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 to 20 raw meatballs
  • ½ small onion peeled
  • 2 cups chicken stock (480 ml)
  • 3,5 oz almonds (100 g)
  • 4 tbsp shaved almonds toasted
  • 2 large garlic cloves peeled
  • a pinch saffron threads soaked in 3 tbsp water
  • 1 oz white bread (30 g)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • nutmeg
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Add the onion, garlic cloves, almonds and bread to the bowl of the Cook Processor fitter with the MultiBlade.
    Spanish albóndigas en salsa de almendras or silky meatballs in almond sauce with saffron... A surprising meatball dinner!
  2. Close the bowl and press Pulse for 20 to 25 seconds until the ingredients are chopped finely.
    Spanish albóndigas en salsa de almendras or silky meatballs in almond sauce with saffron...
  3. Then pour in the chicken stock, the olive oil, the bay leaves and a good dash of pepper, salt and nutmeg. Leave the MultiBlade in the bowl.
    Spanish albóndigas en salsa de almendras or silky meatballs in almond sauce with saffron...
  4. Close the bowl again and select BOIL P1. Press Start to activate the program. When the program is finished, press Cancel to exit the keep warm mode. Remove the bay leaves. Then press Pulse for 20 to 25 seconds until the almond sauce looks pale and creamy.
    Spanish albóndigas en salsa de almendras or silky meatballs in almond sauce with saffron...
  5. Then remove the MultiBlade and replace it by the StirAssist. Add the meatballs to the sauce and pour in the soaked saffron and saffron water as well.
    Spanish albóndigas en salsa de almendras or silky meatballs in almond sauce with saffron...
  6. Close the bowl and select BOIL P1 again. Press Start to activate the program and reduce the speed to 1. Let the meatballs cook in the sauce. Then press Cancel to exit the keep warm mode. Check the seasoning of the sauce and add extra pepper, salt or nutmeg to taste if necessary. If the sauce is too thick, add extra milk or water and cook the meatballs for 5 more minutes. Scoop the meatballs onto plates and sprinkle with the toasted shaved almonds. Serve hot.
    Spanish albóndigas en salsa de almendras or silky meatballs in almond sauce with saffron... A surprising meatball dinner!