Appetizer Veggie Balls and Meatballs

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I’ve always been fascinated with all of the food IKEA serves in its food court, and I just love the meat and veggie balls from their frozen section. I kind of improvised with whatever I could find in our fridge. So let’s get Swedish!

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 bag IKEA Kottbular (Swedish meatballs), 1000g

1 bag IKEA Gronsaksbullar ( Veggie Balls)

3/4 cup mayonnaise

3 tbsp. prepared Wasabi

1 cup ketchup

1 bag of sustainable bamboo sticks (unexpectedly found some at Party City)

2 packages Blue Cheese, 125g, or any hard cheese

1 Chipotle Pepper in Adobo sauce (seeded and finely chopped, don’t wash off the adobo sauce and wear gloves)

Canola Cooking Spray

3 hard-boiled eggs

Here are the ingredients you need to find…..

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PROCEDURE:

1. Spray the oven-proof dish or tray and place both the Veggie and meatballs in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Halfway through baking time,wiggle or shake the tray to brown the balls evenly. Gather the veggie balls in 18 minutes and the meatballs  in 2o minutes. Outside should be crisp and the middle tender.

2. In a bowl, mix the wasabi and mayonnaise until well blended cover and set aside. In another small bowl, mix the Chipotle pepper and the ketchup, cover and refrigerate both sauces in the refrigerator for 30 minutes but both could be prepared 1 day in advance.

3. Assemble just how it looks like in the first picture, place 1/2 teaspoon of wasabi/mayonnaise sauce on a serving tray or plate, spear a blueberry, then a basil leaf, then cubed cheese and the cooked Veggie ball and place on top of the sauce.

4. The original IKEA recipe wants you to spear a cubed avocado, then pickled ginger (folded) then a veggie ball atop the wasabi/mayonnaise sauce mixture. Also please remember that the Veggie balls go with the Wasabi/mayonnaise sauce and the meatballs go with the Chipotle/Catsup sauce. For the Chicken meatballs in IKEA, they slather on 1/2 tsp of Duck sauce,  and for the meatballs, they use 1/2 tsp. of Lingonberry jam as sauce on top.

5. You can create your own design as long as they can stand upright in the serving tray or plate; as you can see I used boiled eggs, cut the tops and bottoms to stabilize the balls on them, and basil leaves from my tiny garden.

Here’s another way to serve them……Enjoy!image

This is a fun way to prepare……so let’s eat now!………Peaches, Masarap!!!

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