Meatballs in Saffron-Almond Sauce

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Because of the rare nature of this spice and the careful handpicking required, saffron is quite expensive and packaged in very small (.5 to 1 gram) sizes. It lends a distinctive flavor to dishes.

INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place 2 bread slices in a food processor; process 30 seconds or until crumbs are fine. Combine the breadcrumbs, beef, and next 8 ingredients (beef through egg) in a bowl. Shape mixture into 24 (1-inch) meatballs. Place meatballs on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 17 minutes or until browned. Combine 1 bread slice, almonds, and next 6 ingredients (almonds through garlic) in a food processor, and process until smooth. Spoon mixture into a skillet; add broth, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

  • Reprinted with permission of Cooking Light® magazine. All rights reserved.

    CALORIES 162 (44% from fat); FAT 7.9g (sat 1.9g, mono 3.7g, poly 1.4g); PROTEIN 14.4g; CARB 7.4g; FIBER 1g; CHOL 59mg; IRON 1.6mg; SODIUM 245mg; CALC 32mg