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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….

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Wild Mushroom Bacon Dip

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.

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White Bean Dip with Truffles

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.

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Super Pigs in a Blanket

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.

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Mushroom Salsa

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.

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Game Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

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

Super Bowl Snacks D’Artagnan Style!

When the titans of football clash in the final game of the season, our passions tend to run high.  But there are some of us are more concerned with what we’ll eat during the game. (You know who you are!)  For these hardcore food fans, we have some inspiration to class up the party without wandering too far afield from the usual fare.

From truffles and Tarbais beans to mushrooms and merguez, we have found ways to infuse the classics with French accents and D’Artagnan flavors.  So get your game on and forget you ever heard of hummus and salsa.

Wild Mushroom Bacon Dip

Our Organic Chef’s Mix Mushrooms and Hickory Smoked Bacon are folded into a creamy base for a hearty, satisfying dip. Serve with lard-cooked kettle-style potato chips.

Truffled White Bean Dip

This super creamy bean dip has an earthy edge thanks to canned Summer Truffle Peelings and a smidge of Black Truffle Oil. Delicious with pita, flatbreads and crudités.

 

Basque Brochettes

These flavorful skewers highlight quintessential Basque flavors – shrimp, piment d’espelette and jambon de bayonne. Best of all, they’re party perfect in just 15 minutes.

 

Ultimate Truffle Popcorn

We think popcorn is best when popped the old fashioned way – in a big pot on the stove. We used duck fat (perfection!) then added Black Truffle Butter, Truffle Oil and the finest shreds of Parmigiano-Reggiano.

 

Lamb Merguez Sausage with Harissa Sauce

These spicy links can be charred on the grill or seared in a cast iron pan. The harissa sauce is traditional, as is mustard or aioli. Serve with your favorite full-bodied beer.

 

Game Stuffed Mushrooms

Any of our sausages will work in this super easy hors d’oeuvre. Make a lot, they go fast!

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We have some Super Bowl main dish ideas brewing… Come back tomorrow for the full rundown! And if you’ve got a great game day menu planned, give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to hear what you’re cooking!

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