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▷ Recipe: Choco Meatballs in Sauce (Origin Huelva)

by Rocío Rodríguez Botello 28 Aug 2023 0 Comments
▷ Receta: Albóndigas de Choco en Salsa (Origen Huelva)

Choco Meatballs in Sauce are a culinary delicacy that captures the essence of the Huelva sea in each bite. This traditional recipe combines the smooth texture of choco with a rich and tasty sauce that invites you to enjoy the authentic flavors of the region.


  • 500 g of clean and chopped cuttlefish
  • 250g breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, mix the chopped choco, the breadcrumbs, the eggs, the onion, the garlic, the parsley and the sweet paprika. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix until you get a homogeneous mass.
  2. Shape meatballs of the desired size and reserve.
  3. In a saucepan, heat extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Fry the meatballs until golden brown on all sides. Remove and reserve.
  4. In the same casserole, add a little more oil if necessary and add a tablespoon of sweet paprika. Stir to mix well with the oil and add the choco balls again.
  5. Pour water into the casserole to cover the meatballs and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes, until the sauce thickens and the flavors blend.


  • To intensify the flavor of the meatballs, you can add a little white wine when cooking them in the sauce.
  • Accompany the choco meatballs with good bread to enjoy the delicious sauce.
  • Experiment with different spices and herbs based on your personal preferences.


The Choco Meatballs in Sauce are a dish that sums up the gastronomic richness of Huelva, combining the authentic flavors of the sea and the land in a harmonious fusion of textures and aromas. This traditional recipe is a testament to the region's unique relationship with the sea, and an invitation to explore the culinary treasures it offers.

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