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Super Bowl 2007 Suggestions

gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 02:24 PM

Okay guys, We are hosting the super bowl party this year and I am looking for your suggestions on dips, finger foods, grilling etc. In other words i want it all- What will you make for the big day of food and sports? :)

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    Kaisgraham RE: gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 02:32 PM

    Easy Mariachi Drumsticks
    1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
    1 pkg Lawry's Taco Spices
    2 dozen chicken drummettes
    Garnish: salsa, ranch dressing (homemade buttermilk kind)
    In a large plastic bag, combine taco chips & Taco spices and shake well to mix. Dampen chicken with water and shake off excess. Shake a few drummettes at a time in the baggie until well coated. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 for 45 min. or until crispy. I've made before for a Superbowl pot luck.

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      Mel RE: gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 02:33 PM

      I made homemade carmel corn and it was a huge hit... very easy to make... go the recipe from allrecipes.

      1. wyf4lyf RE: gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 02:51 PM

        This is my all-time favorite football food. Get up early and soak the chicken wings in the oil and garlic all day before breading them. Your house will smell incredible when you bake these! Note: I just buy the container of already-peeled garlic cloves for this...saves time. I eyeball what 3 heads would be...the more the better! I would also line the sheet with nonstick foil for easier clean-up.

        Garlic Chicken Wings
        2 lbs. chicken wings or drumettes
        3 heads fresh garlic, separated into cloves and peeled
        1 cup plus 1 TAB extra-virgin olive oil
        1 tsp salt
        1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
        1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
        1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
        1 tsp pepper

        Preheat oven to 375. Split the wings at each joint and discard tips; rinse, then pat dry. Place the garlic, 1 cup olive oil, salt, and hot pepper sauce in a blender or food processor and puree. Pour into a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and pepper. Grease a shallow nonstick baking pan with the remaining 1 TAB olive oil. Dip the wings, one at a time, in the garlic puree, then roll them in the bread crumb mixture, coating them thoroughly. Place in baking pan in a single layer. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until brown and crisp.

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          gastronomy RE: gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 02:55 PM

          Sounds so yummy!!! I love garlic!!!!

          1. othervoice RE: gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 03:02 PM

            ribs, ribs and more ribs
            chowder and cornbread
            simple make ahead and enjoy the day!

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              gastronomy RE: gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 03:04 PM

              Any good rib ideas???? I would love to try something new....

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                Carmelizedbunions RE: gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 03:31 PM

                Do you have a smoker?

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                  othervoice RE: gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 03:47 PM

                  my secret is to cook ribs in a slow oven covered for 4-5 hours then remove and drain. cover with bbq sauce and cook another 30 minutes or so at 375.
                  a jar of plum preserves
                  a cheap hicory bbq sauce
                  1 T of Worcestshire
                  2 T Soy sauce
                  1T minced garlic
                  onion powder, ground pepper to taste..... mix together and simmer in a small pot for a few minutes.

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                    maillard RE: gastronomy Feb 3, 2007 10:32 AM

                    I'm probably too late with this, but this recipe for herb-roasted spareribs is fantastic and really different from the usual barbecue-y rib recipes. Be sure to have lots of crusty bread to sop up the herby oily goodness with:


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                    bigeater15 RE: gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 03:24 PM

                    try combining in a sauce pot
                    any cheap bar b q sauce
                    garlic powder
                    a little cayenne pepper
                    and hickory flavored liquid smoke simmer for a few
                    then grill ribs till halfway cooked slather with 1/2 of the sauce
                    then finish grilling and serve with the rest of the sauce as a rib dipper.

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                      momjamin RE: gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 03:35 PM

                      Buffalo chicken dip -- chop cooked chicken breast and mix with buffalo wing sauce, melt blue cheese dressing with cream cheese and spread over chicken in a baking pan. Bake, sprinkling jack cheese on top towards the end. Serve w/crackers, tortilla chips, and/or celery sticks.

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                        gastronomy RE: gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 04:20 PM

                        I dont have a smoker :(...... keep the awsome suggestions coming!!!

                        1. Carmelizedbunions RE: gastronomy Jan 28, 2007 04:24 PM

                          Slice jalepenos in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, fill with a mix of cream cheese and shedded cheddar, wrap in bacon, 350 till crispy.

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                            gastronomy RE: gastronomy Jan 29, 2007 05:56 AM

                            That one sounds like a winner.... I love Jalepenos!!!!!

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                              lamster RE: gastronomy Jan 29, 2007 10:04 AM

                              For football days, I like to make:

                              homemade potato chips with various types of dip
                              of course chicken wings
                              make them yourself nachos... with all the different things like carnitas, cheese, jalepenos, green onions, cilantro, homemade salsa, chicken, etc.
                              salami, proscuitto, cheese platter
                              for dessert, lots of fresh cookies

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                                Fiftyishfoodie RE: gastronomy Jan 29, 2007 10:43 AM

                                A must - Chicken wings. Use two or three frozen bags and bake them from frozen in a huge foil pan until the juice has settled in the bottom . Drain the juice, and cover wings in a mixture of soy sauce, barbeque sauce, italian dressing and a generous amount of brown sugar. Don't measure - just taste! You can add tabasco for spice if you want. Then continue cooking in a 300 degree oven until the sauce is very sticky and the wings start to brown. Takes several hours (2-3) but worth the wait, even if they are all gone in 10 minutes!

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                                  Neta RE: Fiftyishfoodie Jan 30, 2007 04:40 PM

                                  Fiftyishfoodie, Do you need to cover them for any time? They sound so good.

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                                  lasiciliana RE: gastronomy Jan 29, 2007 11:20 AM

                                  oh my...those garlic chicken wings sound AWESOME! My husband is nuts about garlic...I might have to make those very soon.

                                  I've had some hits with simple chicken wings...I just toss them with taco seasoning and cook'em. People go nuts over them and they don't believe me when I tell them I just tossed them with taco seasoning. Serve with some ranch dressing to dip and watch them go!

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                                    ljmogil RE: gastronomy Feb 3, 2007 10:23 AM

                                    I got a great recipe for chili with ground beef chuck and sweet Italian sausage from The Silver Palette Cookbook. You can get the recipe and read all about my chili "adventures" on my blog at www.theinspiredchef.blogspot.com.

                                    1. jenniebnyc RE: gastronomy Feb 3, 2007 01:20 PM

                                      The Knorr Spinach and Vegetable dip in pumpernickel loaf is always a hit as are handmade pigs and blankets (smear a bit of mustard before rolling), mini bacon and cheddar potato skins, buffalo popcorn shrimp with a chive blue cheese dressing dip, hot crab dip, hot queso and salsa dip, homemade gaucamole.........................

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