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BT

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  • Location: San Francisco, CA
Albondigas Mon, 07/5/04 5:54 PM (permalink)
This is Mexican meatball soup. It makes a great lunch. A little place I know called La Placita in Green Valley, AZ (just off I-19 between Tucson and Nogales) serves it as the lunch special Tuesdays and Wednesdays and I rarely miss one of those days when I am in town (I have a winter home there).

Lots of Mexican restuarants serve a version of this and I haven't had a really bad one. Still, the first time I tried it may have been the best I've had (at least, as is often the case with "firsts", I remember it as such). That was at a little hole-in-the-wall in, of all places, Honolulu. I was spending 6 weeks in Hawaii on business (I know--life can be hard) and had gotten tired of tourist food and Japanese, so I combed the yellow pages for ideas until I spied this place. I don't recall the name but it was near the University of Hawaii which seemed a locus for much of Honolulu's more interesting cuisines. When I went there, I knew I'd found a winner when I noticed that the owner was apparently also the chef and waiter and had his car up on blocks out back where he would adjourn for a little work when he had a moment. Anyway, the soup was great!
 
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    rigoleto

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    • Location: Mexico City, XX
    RE: Albondigas Sun, 07/11/04 5:43 AM (permalink)
    Albóndigas is just Spanish for meatballs. Try them simmered in chipotle sauce (the chilli, not the franchise!) over pasta. If you like "Spaguetti Arrabiata" you'll love this one!
     
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      Steven Link

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      • Joined: 7/26/2004
      • Location: Scarsdale, NY
      RE: Albondigas Mon, 07/26/04 9:25 AM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by rigoleto

      Albóndigas is just Spanish for meatballs. Try them simmered in chipotle sauce (the chilli, not the franchise!) over pasta. If you like "Spaguetti Arrabiata" you'll love this one!


      YOu sound lik eyou know your stuff. do you have recipe for albondigas? or for that chipotle stuff? Don't tease and then hold back!
       
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        santacruz

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        • Joined: 8/1/2003
        • Location: Pescadero, CA
        RE: Albondigas Mon, 08/9/04 2:53 PM (permalink)
        I have never tried them, It sounds great, I love meatballs and spaghetti. Can you imagine with mexican spice and herb flair..interesting.

         
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