Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Football Appetizers

Here is another recipe that is sure to make your football fans happy. I use this same recipe to marinate flank steaks for the grill and people can't get enough of it. Make your own meatballs or buy them, the sauce is so good that no one will notice. I recently made 120 of these for my daughter's party and not one was left. I handed a bowl of them over to the Blog Tech and within minutes he ate 12.


For the meatball recipe, I add chunks of red and green peppers. Leave them out if you use this to marinate flank steaks.

The recipe:

1 CUP SOY SAUCE

1 1/2 CUPS WATER

GRATED FRESH GINGER (about 6 tablespoons)

6 GARLIC CLOVES (diced)

1 1/2 CUPS DARK BROWN SUGAR

1/2 CUP WHISKEY




I also added some chunks of Poblano peppers.


Place the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger and garlic in a pot and bring it to a boil until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat and add the chopped peppers.


Pour in the whiskey.







For the meatballs, I like to thicken the sauce so I add 2 T. of soft butter mixed with 3 T. of flour. Whisk this in to the sauce and cook until slightly thickened. If you use this as a marinate for flank steak, skip this step.


This is what it looks like when it is ready.



Add the meatballs which have already been cooked. Gently heat until warmed through. Serve in a big bowl with toothpicks.