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Top 7 Favorites for Game Day Grub

Football fans who also happen to be foodies know that the Super Bowl is a chance to eat well and to show off their kitchen skills to a whole party at the big game.

First off, we are offering 15% off a choice selection of items like ribs, sausages, ground beef (Wagyu included!) and various nibbles that require little prep. All will be welcome additions to your game-day lineup.

And when it comes to recipes, we’ve got you covered with some serious game day grub.

With a nod to New England, we love a good lobster roll. And with our hickory smoked bacon on top, these are the best. Plus they are fairly easy to eat on a couch in a crowded room.

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Speaking of bacon, bring your “A” game to the chips and dip with this utterly addictive wild mushroom and bacon creamy dip. Use the best, solidly-built potato chips you can find to scoop up this heavenly stuff. Double the recipe for a big crowd.

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Somebody had to say it: ribs make life complete. While these sweet-and-sticky ribs are just that, it’s worth all the wet-naps in the world to have these piled high for the party. Use our Berkshire pork baby back ribs for the recipe and know the taste of victory.

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Looking for something less hands-on? Try a big pot of gumbo, made with our spicy andouille sausage. This will serve up easily; just stack some bowls and put out the spoons. Make it a day ahead for convenience.

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For another one-pot meal that is sure to please, use buffalo meat in this wild take on classic chili. We like the simple things in life, done with a twist. Heirloom beans and buffalo (we adapted it to use ground meat) make this recipe an all-American dish.

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And where there is chili, there should be cornbread. Watch the crumbs, fellows! Our recipe is enhanced with bacon. But of course it is.

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Here’s another idea we love. Anyone can pull pork, but who is planning to pull duck leg confit? Here the real work is in making your own sauce (so worth a little effort!). The duck leg confit shreds up real easy, so making these sandwiches is a breeze.

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Enjoy the Super Bowl! And just remember, the real game is in the kitchen. May the best team, er … cook, win

 

 

Super Bowl-ful!

T-minus-2-days until the NY Giants face the New England Patriots in the 2012 Super Bowl. As everyone knows, we’re not only interested in the game – we’re in it for the grub! For the last few days we covered snacks, beer and sandwiches but what about main dishes? Here are some suggestions for festive (and filling) fare for your Super Bowl gathering!

Anasazi Cowboy Chili with Buffalo

This SPICY chili not only pairs well with your favorite brewski, it’s got beer in the recipe!

Spice-Infused Duck Tacos

Try these aromatic tacos made with grilled duck breast that’s been simmered in cumin and coriander then piled into homemade tortillas with fresh pico de gallo. Even the kids will eat them!

Cassoulet D’Artagnan

We cannot talk feeding a crowd without mentioning CASSOULET! Easier than you think and tastes even better when made the day before. So you can get out of the kitchen and in front of the flat screen!

Berkshire Pork Ribs Costillas Pibil

These ultra-flavorful ribs have both dry and wet spice rubs and a citrus kick.

Sweet-and-Sticky Baby Back Ribs

Cane syrup, a sticky sweet syrup made from sugar cane, gives this barbecue sauce backbone, along with honey, molasses and cider vinegar. Perfection!

White Rabbit Lasagna

Rabbit ragout is the foundation of this lasagna, which contains layers of mushroom-studded the ragout and creamy bechamel.

Coffee-Rubbed Pork Chops

Bitter coffee, paprika and salt help create a charred crust for meaty, bone-in pork chops.

Luella’s Brunswick Stew

This hearty stew is smoky and satisfying, perfect for the Super Bowl.

Venison Pie

Game for the game! This rustic venison pot pie will please a roomful of hungry carnivores.

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!