If you are not a fan of the sport, you are probably tired of all the hype leading to the big event called the Super Bowl. This would probably include all my stories leading to the big game I love the Super Bowl, as do many of the people I know. Moreover, most of America.
Even if the team in which you support isn’t in it this year, or don’t necessarily follow, it is hard to avoid being part of it in some way. It is truly an American sporting phenomenon that is unequaled.
Outside of anyone’s disposition or hubris regarding the game, few things bring people together like food (and possibly a really good diverse halftime show).
If you happen to want to make an event of the day, which I believe you should, below are some recipes that may make your party stand out above others. I can probably come up with 52 which matches this year’s Super Bowl number, but I have limited it to the sum of both numbers = 7.
These are 7 things you should serve during Super Bowl.
Let’s just cut to chase and mention the perennial Super Bowl party unofficial requirement, “The Chicken Wing”. Nearly 1.5 billion, yes billion, wings will be consumed this Super Bowl weekend.
You won’t be unique in plating out this offering, but it’s certainly better than being the outsider. You don’t want angry sports fans. With these kinds of numbers, it may be a good idea to try a slightly healthier rendition. Here is a baked chicken wing recipe worth considering.
1 liter of Russian vodka, 1 bottle of tomato juice, 1 bottle of Worcestershire sauce, 2 limes, Celery salt, Cayenne pepper, Black pepper, and Ice. This is the way Papa Hemingway liked his Bloody Mary’s.
I substitute the cayenne pepper with tabasco sauce, and I don’t mind a bit of horseradish. I even like lemon over lime at times. It’s pretty hard to mess up a Bloody Mary. I think it’s a great way to start any Super Bowl Party. Especially during all those pre-game hours.
The ingredients for a Bloody Mary also make a great meatloaf seasoning. Here’s a spicy meatloaf sandwich recipe to try and serve your guests:
There is no arena or stadium in the nation that doesn’t have a hot dog concession stand. So why would your party be without? It’s the ultimate pastime food.
Nothing goes better than the cased meat favorite than some mustard and sauerkraut. Why stop with just good ol’ beef frankfurters, when there are so many other sausage options to serve your guests.
Try something called a Choucroute Garnie. It’s basically a sausage party on a plate. No pun intended. Here’s the recipe:
There will be lots of beers to drink before, during, and after the game. But beer isn’t just for drinking. It also serves as a foundation for a great stew. A stew is a great way to satisfy a hungry crowd, and they’re bound to be hungry with all the hours that go into a Super Bowl Day.
Following is a recipe for a great beer based stew called a carbonnade flamande:
Super Bowl is always played on a Sunday. Another tradition (outside of church) that happens on that day is something Italian-Americans call, Sunday Gravy. Few dishes satisfy like a good pasta. Especially on game day. Here is our version for an easy Sunday Gravy Recipe:
Not often on anyone’s list, but few dishes are easier to serve. Just put out 2 large bowls, one for the mussels, another for the discarded shells. You don’t even need plates. Simply teach your guests to use one side of the shell to spoon out the meat from the other.
The Belgians are kings when it comes to Mussel presentation. We borrowed this mussels recipe from them. This will certainly impress your guests. Here is an easy one to follow:
It’s easy to come off a bit snooty when the topic of wine is spoken. There is no place for that during Super Bowl Sunday. Wine, however, should be served; but it doesn’t have to be mind-blowing or complicated.
All that needs to be served are those reserved for the good and easy drinking category. Here is a recommendation for such a wine, along with a roast chicken recipe that may be a good option to put out during super bowl with some good bread and fixin’s to make some sandwiches: