The Holmquist family came to Utah at about 1910, as Mormon immigrants to Utah as Mormon pioneers they got homestead land from the church and had a dry farm. They went from being boat builders, building motors and engines for boats, to farming and a few had cattle. They eventually moved to Salt Lake City. But the family came here because of their religious beliefs and then ended up going back to Sweden for a while as missionaries and then returned to Utah. But a big group of Utahans are Swedish and all the Utah Holmquists are related and one family.
Swedish Meatball Mixture:
2 lbs ground pork
1 lb ground veal
1/2 yellow onion
10 springs parsley
2 oz. Utah honey
Kosher salt/ pepper to taste
2 whole eggs
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
8 oz. of lingonberry jam
3 cups veal demi-glaze (can be found in specialty food stores)
3/4 cup heavy cream
*Combine all ingredients, simmer and reduce until sauce has a nappe consistency.
Small dice the yellow onion, pick parsley leaves from stems and finely chop.
Combine all ingredients together, mix thoroughly and place in refrigerator to rest overnight.
Roll mixture into 1 inch uniform meatballs. Place meatballs, evenly spaced, on a non-stick sheet pan.
Cook at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and place in lingonberry sauce.
Serve & Enjoy!