Red Kale with Christmas Flavors and Whiskey Meatballs in a Whiskey Cream Sauce

Last night we enjoyed this hearty and warming dinner that felt spot on a cold weekend such as this. Also great with his dinner – a bowl of my Christmas Soup as a starter!

Christmas Red Kale and Whiskey Meatballs

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Red Kale with Christmas Flavors and Whiskey Meatballs in a Whiskey Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. Red Kale
  2. 500 g (17 oz) red kale
  3. 3,5 tbsp liquid honey
  4. juice from 1,5 oranges
  5. 2 dl (0,84 cups) tap water
  6. 0,75 tsp ground cloves
  7. 2,5 tsp cinnamon
  8. pinch of salt
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  10. Whiskey Meatballs
  11. 700 g (24 oz) minced beef
  12. 2 tbsp whiskey
  13. 2,5 tbsp liquid beef stock (or 2,5 beef stock cubes which you in that case will have to dissolve heated cream)
  14. 0,5 yellow onion
  15. 1 dl (0,42 cups) cream
  16. salt and pepper
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  18. Sauce
  19. 4,5 (1,9 cups) dl cream
  20. 1,5 beef stock cubes
  21. 7 drops of liquid honey
  22. 1 tsp whiskey
  23. 2 yolks
Instructions
  1. Slice the kale into thing slices.
  2. Heat a pan with butter and add kale, let simmer for a while until the kale starts soften.
  3. Add spices, juice and water, let simmer 45-60 minutes or so. Check on it every 5 minutes so it won't burn. Also taste it to make sure it's the right amount of flavors for you!
  4. The Meatballs. Preheat a pan with boiling water.
  5. Chop onion into fine pieces, fry until soft.
  6. Mix all the ingredients (including onion).
  7. Role the mixture into meatballs, boil about 8 at a time during 5 minutes.
  8. Remove meatballs from boiling water into a strainer a couple of minutes.
  9. Fry the meatballs from the strainer until they have a nice color.
  10. Repeat until you're done.
  11. The Sauce. Use the pan where you fried the meatballs, pour cream into it, let it simmer.
  12. Add stock cubes and honey. Stir until the stock cubes are resolved.
  13. Add whiskey and stir.
  14. Remove from heat and while stirring pour one yolk at a time into the sauce. When the sauce has thickened it's ready.
Notes
  1. If the kale is bitter add a couple drops of lemon juice and it'll solve the problem.
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