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Jan 22, 2012 09:06 AM

Looking Ahead - Super Bowl Sunday

My wife and I are hoping for some uniqueness to our food choices on Super Bowl Sunday. We're only planning on 6-8 visitors, but we would like to serve them items that don't fall into the same usual choices of Buffalo wings, chili, etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  1. Home made pretzels with home made mustard. The usual choices but with a fresh and handmade twist.

    1. i'm making scotch eggs today for the pats game. will probably make them again for superbowl.

      also bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers and chicken quesadillas.

      a big pan of sausage and peppers would be good too.

      1. I am making cassoulet with duck confit, braised pork and garlic sausage. I am making my own sausage this year based on a Toulousse garlic sausage recipe and the duck confit using the Thomas Keller recipe in Bouchon. The beans will be flageolet & navy.

        I am also doing chicken braised in mole Teloapan based on Rick Bayless's recipe.

        Both of these dishes require a lot of work but spread out over a few weeks will be well worth the effort and very unique. I am making twice the amount of duck confit and at least as much more of the mole required and will be able to use for several more meals. The sausage is new to me so I'll see how I like it.

        I hope this helps.

        6 Replies
        1. re: KateBChi

          you eat all this in front of the tv?

          1. re: hotoynoodle

            Obviously TV trays, silverware and lots of napkins are in order for that repast.

            Raw bar (clams, oysters, poached shrimp + some odd cocktail sauce TBD,) Buffalo chicken meatballs, taken from The Meatball Shop cookbook, marinated grilled beef shoulder steak tacos with trimmings, Nick Malgieri's Supernatural Brownies, and I'm done.

            Go Pats!

            1. re: bushwickgirl

              i'll be adding marinated flank steak too.

              tv trays are not a good bet for my jumping up and down peeps, lol..

              YES! GO PATS!!!!!!! this grudge match will be bitter.

              1. re: hotoynoodle

                Do you cook ithe flank steak in the oven, stir fry it, or grill it? I also live in Massachusetts, so cooking it on a charcoal grill in February could be tough.
                Go Patriots!

                1. re: Dana1949

                  I will probably watch this game at the FD with my friends. I have listened to the other games on the radio but this must be seen. Now I have to plan my pot luck menu. Maybe a big pot of sausage with peppers and onions. Firefighters will eat almost anything. I may make fresh herb rolls from pizza dough.
                  Go Giants!

              2. re: bushwickgirl

                Sounds great. The Nick Malgieri brownies are excellent. I'm personally not big on sweets, but I will cheat with these. Thanks.

          2. Really good French onion soup gratin...maybe Caesar salad long with. I also love rumaki -- chicken livers wrapped in bacon and broiled.