Here’s another recipe that I knew I would have to try the very instant I laid eyes on it.
Mellissa, over at I Breathe… I’m Hungry, came up with the most delicious looking General Tso’s Meatballs.
And when I say delicious looking, I mean D.E.E.E.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S looking. As in drool-all-over-your-keyboard worthy.
As in wet dreams material, even!
Well, ok. That might be pushing it a bit a little bit, but still. Her meatballs just look plain AMAZING, if you ask me.
Unfortunately, I must say that I was extremely disappointed with my results.
Oh, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that Mellissa’s recipe wasn’t good. I’m just saying that my version doesn’t look nearly as good as hers.
Maybe I should’ve followed her recipe to the T instead of improvising and changing all the ingredients like I
did always do.
Or maybe I should have Mellissa ship me some of her meatballs.
Hey, there’s an idea! But unfortunately not a very viable one: it would cost at least a fortune and a half to get them here… Not to mention all the paperwork that would probably need to be filled out.
Ah, if only shipping weren’t that expensive and complicated between Canada and the US, we could organize a Great Meatball Swap.
Argh. How I wish I weren’t located in Canada, sometimes…
Guess I’ll have to continue making my own meatballs and try all kinds of different recipes for myself.
I know exactly where to go for inspiration, too! Mellissa is such a huge fan of meatballs, she has tons of different flavors on the menu. She even has a Meatball Monday thing going… Yeah! I told you she’s a huge fan. And I’m a fan of her being a fan!
Maybe next time I try one of her recipe, I can stick to the actual recipe for a change and pay it a real tribute instead of half-ruining it…
Mind you, I can’t say that my version has been a total waste of time. Those meatballs were totally worthy of seeing the light of day, as they seriously delivered!
Packed with flavor? That, they were, although I’m not sure if we could really call it genuine, typical General Tso. Oh, they were sweet and sour alright, with just a hint of heat. Just don’t go expecting a whole lot of sweetness followed by a crazy intense sour kick. These guys, they like to keep it subtle…
The thing is, a lot of the staple flavor building ingredients of Asian cuisine don’t really walk hand in hand with the paleo lifestyle, so it makes it kinda hard to hit the exact right notes without using the “proper” ingredients.
Still, I think it was close enough.
And definitely, positively delicious!
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