Just because “gourmet” isn’t part of the Super Bowl Sunday menu, it doesn’t mean that you have to stick to squeeze cheese and nachos. I’m not advocating crustless cucumber and watercress sandwiches. As a matter of fact, this is one day that I condone breaking out the deep fat fryer. Instead of buying flavorless frozen jalapeno poppers, try seeding your own jalapenos and stuffing them with Beehive Promontory cheddar and freshly ground peanut butter. Dipping them in egg and corn flour and frying them at 350 degrees for 3 minutes will make you realize what you’ve been missing on your palate — FLAVOR!
I also like to stuff corn tortillas with raw ground turkey, toothpick them shut, and fry them for 4 minutes. Remove the tooth picks, break them open, and fill them generously with Harmons fresh salsa and guacamole. You just may find that you’ll never visit the chihuahua at that taco place again.
To utilize your BBQ grill if the weather permits, buy some of Bob’s Garlic Chicken Brats, a couple of Artisan baguettes, and some bell peppers and onions. Saute the peppers and onions while you’re grilling the brats. Add some hot sauce, lime juice, and fresh herbs to the vegetables and build sandwiches with these great ingredients. Cut the filled baguettes in 2” pieces
and serve them as sliders!
If you would like exact recipes and other game time food ideas, contact me at the cooking school and I will be happy to give you some fresh ideas.