Meatballs in almond sauce: traditional recipe 

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Meatballs in almond sauce is a very tasty recipe that can be made for any occasion, be it an ordinary day or a celebration. The fact that they can be served with salad and potatoes makes them a very filling and versatile dish, perfect for any day of the week.

Meatballs in almond sauce, ingredients

The ingredients you will need for the meatballs in sauce are as follows:

  • 400g minced meat
  • 1 large egg
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs

As for the almond sauce, we will look at how to prepare it separately, since it is a recipe that can be used for fish and even pasta dishes as well as these meatballs.

Recipe for meatballs in almond sauce

Let's see how to prepare our recipe for meatballs in almond sauce. Follow these steps:

  1. The first thing to do is make the meatballs. To do this, put the minced meat, egg, salt, pepper, parsley and garlic in a bowl. Mix everything together and then add the breadcrumbs. Keep mixing until the meatballs have the right consistency. Form the balls with your hands and roll them in flour. Make them to the size you prefer.
  2. Fry the meatballs in oil.
  3. Add the almond sauce (we explain how to make it, below) and cook it all together. Leave to simmer for 15 minutes or until the sauce is as desired or the meatballs are cooked inside. 

Give it a finishing touch with chopped parsley on top. We're sure that no one will be able to resist this delicious recipe.

How to make almond sauce

Almond sauce is a great accompaniment. But that's not all! Iit also has many medicinal properties and benefits, such as its high vitamin E and fibre content. This sauce is also very simple to make and doesn't require excellent culinary skills.

We'll need these ingredients:

  • 150g ground almond
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ onion
  • 3 slices of bread
  • 4 spoons of olive oil
  • ½ meat stock (a stock cube will also do)
  • fried tomato
  • 75ml milk
  • white wine (optional)

Here's what you do:

  1. Peel and chop the half onion and garlic cloves. Also cut the slices of bread into small pieces. If you don't have any ground almonds: peel some whole almonds and chop them up as much as possible before crushing them in a mortar.
  2. Fry the onion in a pan with a litte oil over a medium heat and, when it begins to brown, add the pieces of bread. Using a wooden spoon, stir continuously to prevent the onion pieces from sticking and burning. Once the bread is fried, add the ground or crushed almond until golden brown and then add 3 or 4 tablespoons of white wine, and continue stirring. Remember that adding wine is optional and if you want to prepare the almond sauce for children, you can skip it.
  3. When the wine has evaporated, add 2 or 3 tablespoons of fried tomato. Mix it all together, and then let it stand for a few minutes.
  4. When the sauce has rested a little, add the stock cube or glass of bouillon. Add milk to the almond sauce and use the wooden spoon to stir. When all the ingredients are in and well mixed, pour the mixture into a blender-safe bowl, and whisk it. Depending on its consistency, you can add more milk or water to the sauce, or leave it like this.

Finally, add a few almond pieces to the sauce for decoration and even mix them into the sauce to give it a crunchy texture. Tuck in!