Super Bowl Sunday, the Snack Edition
We have to get in on the action — after all, Super Bowl XLVIII is happening only a few miles away from our office! The entire area is filled with excitement, banners are waving high, hotels are filling up, stores and restaurants are having super sales.
And every where we look online, there are football-shaped meatloaves and other wild suggestions for Super Bowl snacks. We’ve even see lists of foods that should never be served at a Super Bowl party (kale chips are apparently not cool).
We take eating seriously, as you do. So without succumbing to kitsch, or worse, the junk food trap, how can your maintain your high food standards? Without getting too highfalutin? We have a few ideas that don’t involve foie gras or dainty canapes.
Behold the snacks….
This dip is no joke. It is thick, creamy, smoky and totally addicting. Maybe that’s due to the hickory-smoked bacon doing its magic, or the porcini powder which adds an element of umami. Let’s just say that you will want a flexible spatula to scrape every last bit out of the bowl. Licking is allowed.
OK, we’ll admit this seems a bit fancy, what with the truffles and Tarbais beans. But there are some Super Bowl parties with discerning eater in attendance. Why not give them something worthy of their well-trained palate? Plus this dip is tremendously tasty.
It can’t get much easier. Wrap our log of garlic sausage with pastry dough and bake. Serve with mustard. It’s a simple and elegant take on a classic.
Here’s our fresh take on salsa. Who says it has to be tomato-based? We love mushrooms — especially in this “meaty” salsa. It’s safe for vegetarians (you’ll note there is not even duck fat in this recipe), and delicious for everyone.
Continuing our mushroom theme, these easy, stuffed fungi are a little more special with game sausage inside. We like the wild boar sausage for this recipe, though venison sausage works well. And of course, for a lighter flavor, rabbit and ginger sausage is quite nice.
If you are looking for something more substantial, click on through to our next post…