Recipe of the Week: Chinese Fireballs
Chinese Fireballs! No, we’re not talking about the dragon that Viktor Krum faced in the Triwizard Tournament. We are referring to the latest addition to our Rosmerta’s Recipes section. These spicy and delectable treats were cooked up by Crystal at her site, Simply Playful Fare. Crystal originally created this recipe for her Potter-themed Halloween party, but they will work just as well for the upcoming Holiday season.
Looking at some of these ingredients—Sriracha, Liquid Smoke, Worcestershire, and BBQ Sauce—it’s pretty clear that if hot and spicy isn’t the kind of appetizer you are looking for, then perhaps this recipe is not for you. However, as Crystal points out, you can easily ditch the Sriracha to mellow the flavor. That won’t be anywhere near as fun as sticking to the original recipe, though, so we recommend giving it a go anyway.
The short preparation time, coupled with the budget-friendly ingredients, makes this both a wonderful dish for an amateur cook and a terrific way to let guests serve themselves while you are busy playing host. Just plate your Chinese Fireballs on a tray, stick a toothpick in, and let your guests enjoy them.
Thanks to our cook Sierra for testing these zesty treats! Be sure to get the full recipe, and check out our other tantalizing Potter-inspired drinks and dishes at Rosmerta’s Recipes. As always, if you or someone you know has concocted a dish inspired by the series, then be sure to submit it. Until the next feature, happy tasting!