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Foodie Friday: Superbowl Edition

Superbowl

Pre-Game Goodies

When you’re a true fan, the lead-up to the main event is just as compelling as the game itself. Check your local TV listings to see when the pre-game show starts, and make sure you’ve got plenty of snacks on hand to fuel your guests until kickoff.

Football Classics

There’s something about football that makes us want to eat with our hands, and we’re not talking about delicate tea cakes. No sir. We reach for pizza, hot wings, hearty dips and hefty sandwiches. Drinks are easy: just keep plenty of beer on ice. And for dessert, how about football-shaped sugar cookies iced in team colors?

Super Bowl® Brews

What would a Super Bowl party be without beer?

Along with an impressive spread, beer is an essential part of the side-line action. While some football fans will care less what kind of beer they drink as long as it’s cold, many will prefer a variety to choose from.


Pale, Amber, Brown, Dark

Your best bet in planning a party is to supply a range of beers–from light (lagers and pilsners) to dark (porters and stouts)–to match everyone’s tastes and to complement the entire Game Day smorgasbord.

Flavor Pairings

Keep in mind as you choose brews for the big event that certain beers taste better with different kinds of food.

  • Dark chocolaty stout is the perfect accompaniment for fried foods like fish and chips, while crisp, light Mexican beer with a squeeze of lime works great with chips and salsa or chili.
  • Flavorful ales are usually a safe bet because they are not too dark or too light, and they go well with most food. If you are on a budget, cases of beer or a keg might be the way to go. Either way, it’s always best to plan the game day menu before you head to the grocery store.
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Foodie Friday: Beer Can Chicken

BeerCanChicken

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can beer
  • 1 orange
  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • seasoned salt, to taste
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 red potatoes, sliced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking dish. Pour out half the beer from the can, spray the can with cooking spray, and set it upright in the center of the baking sheet.
  2. Cut 2 thin slices from the orange, and set aside. Cut the rest of the orange into large chunks. Loosen the skin over the breast of the chicken, and insert an orange slice, an onion slice, and 1 rosemary sprig under the skin of each side of the breast. Place the orange chunks and 2 sprigs of rosemary into the cavity of the chicken.
  3. Spray the outside of the chicken with cooking oil spray, and sprinkle with seasoned salt to taste. Place the chicken onto the beer can in an upright position, with the can inserted into the cavity of the chicken. Pour the chicken broth into the baking dish, and place the rest of the sliced onion and the potatoes into the broth.
  4. Roast in the preheated oven until the skin is crisp, the meat is no longer pink at the bone, and the juices run clear, about 1 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Footnotes

  • Editor’s Note
  • You can substitute a can of lemon-lime soda for the beer.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 431 | Total Fat: 17.4g | Cholesterol: 97mg

What to Drink?

Wine Types of Wine: Chardonnay

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Foodie Friday: Ultimate Tailgate Grub: Bacon, Shrimp, Wings, Slaw & Beverages

Bacon Wrapped Barbeque Shrimp

 

Ingredients

 

  • 16 large headless shrimp
  • 8 slices bacon
  • barbeque seasoning, to taste

 

Directions

  1. Clean and devein the shrimp, leaving the last section of the tail. Wrap with 1/2 slice of bacon, securing with a toothpick. Be sure and use the large shrimp; the cooking time for the shrimp and the bacon is similar. If you do use mediums, you might want to precook the bacon a little–over cooked shrimp are tough and rubbery, and a real sin!
  2. Line a jellyroll pan (15x18x1 inch baking pan) with aluminum foil and place baking rack in pan. Place the shrimp on the rack, and sprinkle with barbecue seasoning to taste; turn and sprinkle second side. Set aside for 15 to 20 minutes while the oven preheats. The bacon will turn from creamy white to a little opaque, and the seasoning will soak in.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  4. Bake wrapped shrimp in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes. The bacon should be crisp, and the shrimp pink and tender. The rack keeps the shrimp from sitting in the draining bacon fat.

 

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 382 | Total Fat: 34.3g | Cholesterol: 108mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 chicken wings
  • oil for deep frying
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • 1 dash garlic powder

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix together the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Place chicken wings in a large nonporous glass dish or bowl and sprinkle flour mixture over them until they are evenly coated. Cover dish or bowl and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). The oil should be just enough to cover wings entirely, an inch or so deep. Combine the butter, hot sauce, pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir together and heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat and reserve for serving.
  3. Fry coated wings in hot oil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until parts of wings begin to turn brown. Remove from heat, place wings in serving bowl, add hot sauce mixture and stir together. Serve.

 

 

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 364 | Total Fat: 32.4g | Cholesterol: 44mg 

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Coleslaw

 

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 5 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded napa cabbage
  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the rice vinegar, oil, peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the green cabbage, red cabbage, napa cabbage, red bell peppers, carrots, green onions, and cilantro. Toss with the peanut butter mixture just before serving.

 

 

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 184 | Total Fat: 12.6g | Cholesterol: 0mg 

 

 

 

What to Drink?

Wine Chardonnay
Cocktail Classic Whiskey Sour
Chilled Non-Alcoholic Cherry Limeade I
Beer Beer
Cocktail Beachcomber

 

 

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SUPERBOWL Weekend Recipe: Taco Dip, Wings, Pizza and Beer

 

 

Pre-Game Goodies

When you’re a true fan, the lead-up to the main event is just as compelling as the game itself. Check your local TV listings to see when the pre-game show starts, and make sure you’ve got plenty of snacks on hand to fuel your guests until kickoff.

 

Football Classics

There’s something about football that makes us want to eat with our hands, and we’re not talking about delicate tea cakes. No sir. We reach for pizza, hot wings, hearty dips and hefty sandwiches. Drinks are easy: just keep plenty of beer on ice. And for dessert, how about football-shaped sugar cookies iced in team colors?

 

 

Super Bowl® Brews

What would a Super Bowl party be without beer?

Along with an impressive spread, beer is an essential part of the side-line action. While some football fans will care less what kind of beer they drink as long as it’s cold, many will prefer a variety to choose from.


Pale, Amber, Brown, Dark

Your best bet in planning a party is to supply a range of beers–from light (lagers and pilsners) to dark (porters and stouts)–to match everyone’s tastes and to complement the entire Game Day smorgasbord.


Flavor Pairings

Keep in mind as you choose brews for the big event that certain beers taste better with different kinds of food.

  • Dark chocolaty stout is the perfect accompaniment for fried foods like fish and chips, while crisp, light Mexican beer with a squeeze of lime works great with chips and salsa or chili.
  • Flavorful ales are usually a safe bet because they are not too dark or too light, and they go well with most food. If you are on a budget, cases of beer or a keg might be the way to go. Either way, it’s always best to plan the game day menu before you head to the grocery store.
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