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Florida theme menu? (for superbowl)

HBOO Jan 23, 2007 09:21 AM

I was hoping to make some Florida inspired food for the Superbowl but not being from there, or having never visited I am drawing a blank?

I was thinking Cuban? Seafood?

Any ideas/recipes would be greatly appreciated, I am trying to make a fun day for guests

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    Lotus7 Jan 23, 2007 11:39 AM

    Crab Claws w/creamy mustard sauce, though expensive, would be great. Key Lime squares would be good too. Anything seafood, citrus-flavored is very florida. If you want to incorporate Cuban, how about Black Bean dip with Plaintain Chips?

    1. amopdx Jan 23, 2007 11:46 AM

      cuban sandwiches would probably be great for sport party...

      use a crusty bread (cuban or french)
      butter the bread, fill it with ham, roast pork, swiss cheese and dill pickle.
      need to grill it somehow, if you have a sandwich press use it. if not you can put it in the oven with a heavy skillet or something on top of the sandwich, or you can grill it using something heavy on top to press the sandwich as it is grilling. cheese should be melted bread should be golden.

      1. Covert Ops Jan 23, 2007 11:50 AM

        Especially since the Super Bowl's in Miami, I say go Cuban. Cuban sandwiches would be great party food, black beans, fried plantains, or even arroz con pollo (chicken w/yellow rice), my favorite Cuban dish.

        Key lime pie for dessert!

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          Diane in Bexley Jan 23, 2007 01:06 PM

          Hey, we are major Chicago Bears fans. Our plans for the Super Bowl include typical Chicago fare: deep dish pizza, hot dogs, brats, Francheezies, hand cut French Fries, beer. You got to support the cuisine of your team! I wonder what Colts' fans are making?

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          1. re: Diane in Bexley
            MalinDC Jan 23, 2007 01:25 PM

            Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches is the way this Colts fan is leaning.

          2. hitachino Jan 23, 2007 01:32 PM

            cuban sounds good to me - throw in some mojitos and/or some hatuey and you're all over it. if you don't want to just do sandwiches and BB soup, you could also try papas rellenas (one of my personal favorite cuban treats) but that may be a bit too labor intensive. (course, as unchowhound as it may be, you could cheat and buy those frozen ;) )

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              piccola Jan 23, 2007 06:35 PM

              I say go for Québec cuisine - half the province's population migrates to Florida in the winter... ;-)

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                rockycat Jan 24, 2007 06:13 AM

                I have a recipe for Florida Ribs. I have no idea what makes the sauce "Florida" but it's our absolute favorite go-to rib sauce. It's almost like a seafood cocktail sauce with lime juice (I guess that's the Florida part), horseradish, ketchup or chili sauce, butter, etc. If you'd like the recipe let me know.

                I've also adapted a lemon-coconut bar recipe on Epicurious to use key lime juice. Tastes awesome!

                1. hitachino Jan 26, 2007 06:25 AM

                  you might get some inspiration from the menus at orlando's gaylord palms resort....here's one:


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                    blkorean777 Jan 26, 2007 06:28 AM

                    fried alligator. easy to make, delicious and definitly a fun experience.

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