When we moved into a kitchen space last year with our fellow makers The Real Dill, Elevation Ketchup and Backyard Soda we threw a gala of sorts, The Pickle Jam, and those lucky enough to get here in the first hour or two were treated to some amazing foods created by Chef Patricia Belaire. This recipe below is one of the creations she came up with using some of our goods. In honor of Super Bowl Weekend which for us is all about the snacks and commercials, we are releasing this recipe for you to enjoy.
1lb ground pork 80/20
1/4 cup onion, grated
1 clove garlic, grated
1 tsp ginger, grated
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup cilantro-parsley blend, finely chopped
2 TB Elevation Ketchup
1 TB Worcestershire sauce
1 cup Strawberry Limoncello Deliciousness (Absinthe Orange, Whiskey Peach or Tequila Jalapeño would also work awesomely)
1/2 cup Elevation Ketchup
1/2 cup The Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix
1 TB Red Wine Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Several The Real Dill Jalapeño Honey Pickle Wedges cut into slices
Cilantro or dill leaves
Make the glaze first.
In a small saucepan combine all glaze ingredients and reduce over medium heat until it's glazey..meaning thick enough to coat your meatballs and not just slide off.
Now make your meatballs.
Preheat ove to 425º F. Put your ground pork in a bowl with all the other ingredients and mix it well. Knead it if you don't mind raw meat on your hands. Good lord we hope you washed your hands though. Whatever you do, make sure it's all well combined.
Shape the meat mixture into 1 oz balls, about the size of a ping pong ball and place on a GREASED baking dish and bake em till they are golden brown.
You aren't done yet!
Reduce the oven temp to 350º F and pour the glaze over the meatballs and continue to bake until the internal temperature of the balls reaches 150º F. If you don't have a thermometer, just break one open and see if its cooked through.
When they are done, garnish with the pickle wedges and green, stickem with a toothpick and serve those delicious treats to your snack eaters.
You did it!