Tag: Albondigas

Albóndigas de Camarón | Powdered Shrimp Cakes

Albóndigas de Camarón | Powdered Shrimp Cakes

Albóndigas de Camarón are a culinary tradition meant to be penitential in the sense that foregoing the pleasure of meat presents an opportunity to connect with soulfulness in our daily life.  Catholics commit a sin if they eat meat on Fridays during the Lenten season, […]

Meatballs with Chile – Albóndigas de Chile Ancho

Meatballs with Chile – Albóndigas de Chile Ancho

These Chile Meatballs are perfect for large parties.  Serve them in a crock-pot to keep them warm, and have plenty of toothpicks on hand.  Meatballs or Albóndigas, illustrate the dynamism of food pathways, the routes by which foods travel via bird flights, human wars, marriages, […]

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce – Albóndigas en Salsa De Tomate

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce – Albóndigas en Salsa De Tomate

Meatballs can be German, Swedish, Italian, Spanish or Mexican, pivoting toward this way or that, depending on the addition of ingredients specific to a country’s flavor profile. My recipe here is in no way a traditional Mexican albóndiga, but it is Mexican-inspired because it is […]

Chile Ancho Meatballs, The Arab Influence on Mexican Cuisine

Chile Ancho Meatballs, The Arab Influence on Mexican Cuisine

Albóndigas illustrate the dynamism of food pathways, the routes by which foods travel via bird flights, human wars, marriages, etc.  As it travels, food changes, adapts into new cultural types.  This Texas Mexican meatball, albóndiga, originally comes to us from the Spaniards who arrived in […]