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Spicy Tamarind Meatballs – A delicious blend of sweet and spicy!
As I’ve mentioned before, I am trying to develop my taste for spicy food. I think I’ve come a long way. I went from not tolerating any heat at all, to being brave and trying different flavors and levels of heat. Obviously, the easiest way to add that kick to food is with hot sauces, so when I was invited to try El Yucateco products, I thought it would be another great opportunity to test my taste buds.
El Yucateco hot sauces can be found nationwide. There are several types including: Red Habanero Sauce, Green Habanero Sauce, XXXtra Kutbil-ik Hot Sauce (I have not dared to try this one yet) and the newest of all, Black Label Reserve, which is exclusively available at Walmart, where I bought mine.
Just when I was thinking about what recipe I could prepare using these sauces, my husband showed up with a jar of tamarind concentrate. I really love tamarind (brings back fun childhood memories) so I couldn’t wait to get started.
Since the combination of sweet and spicy has always been one of my husband favorites, I decided to lean that direction. Having said that, Spicy Tamarind Meatballs sounded like a perfect idea.
They turned out super divine… and the sauce was incredibly delicious!
I personally don’t usually like frozen meatballs and I prefer to make my own, but the other day we bought some that were actually pretty good so that’s what I used here. Since they came in small size, almost like a cocktail treat or made for hors d’oeuvres, I decided to display them to be served as an appetizer. To tell you the truth though, after I took the photos, we stuffed them into a baguette and ate them like a sandwich. Classy and delicious!
You can also try them wrapped in a tortilla, or if you like, use Naan bread to make a gyro… mmm, that sounds good!.
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