Cooking From Every Angle

Superbowl Feast

February 4, 2010 • 33 Comments

Superbowl Sunday: the ultimate excuse for taking lots of interest in beer commercials, watching over-the-top halftime shows, and cooking and eating some terrific party food. Here are some of our best football-friendly recipes:


Rosemary Thyme Pita Chips

 

Foolproof Ice Cream

 

Prosciutto and Fontina Panini with Arugula Pesto

 

Smoky Fried Chickpeas


Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

 

Moroccan Carrot Salad with Harissa

 

Seriously Delicious Ribs

 

Southwestern Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Chili-Cilantro Sour Cream


Salted Almonds

 

Beef Chopped Salad


Pastitsio

 

Bubbly Manhattan

 

Smoky Pork Burgers with Fennel and Red Cabbage Slaw

 

Lentil and Sausage Soup for a Cold Winter's Night

 


Classic Southern Buttermilk Bathed Fried Chicken

 

Barbacoa Beef Cheek Tacos

 

Michelada (aka Bloody Beer)

 

Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


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over 4 years ago Soozn

One tiny bone to pick, Amanda! You write of keeping the husbands happy on superbowl sunday? I hosted the superbowl game in my household, and I am a wo - - o - man! (I'm alluding to that fabulous song from the 60's) placing my heart on the table for the Saints. OK -- Let's get down to it. I had to back the Saints w/ my menu. I called my friends down there who advised that anything BBQ was in. So, I browsed the web for a good recipe for BBQ shrimp. I hope you call on your readers some time to contribute BBQ recipes. I'm afraid like Mrslarkin above I didn't leave the time necessary to make this dish. I put a shitake load of cayenne and worstershire sauce though that didn't stop me. I rifled through google and came upon Emirl's cayenne-intensive recipe. It had a kick! But the darn thing never thickened, and became that gummy, syrupy, heavenly mess that you associate w/ BBQ. But I did the sweet potatoes New Orleans style, creating a casserole mixed with ripe bananas. You wouldn't think you'd want to add more sweet to sweet, but trust me, you do.

I topped it with walnuts which I'd dusted in coffee grinds.
That dish went! Felt a little better about the shrimp fiasco, which actually I never served.

Ordered me up a king cake, flown in from New Orleans for the occasion -- King cake if you haven't heard of it is a 17th century invention from France -- a briochy bagel shaped cake, topped with green, purple and yellow and glitter. Inside is a tiny tiny doll, a replica of the King, i.e. Jesus. In this case, he looked like he was all decked out for Mardi Gras sporting a three pronged jesters cap and adorable boots.

Champagne of course when our team won!

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over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Thanks for your note! And not to worry -- I was only referring to the husbands mentioned in a note below here. I like football, too!

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over 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Got me a big ol' heap o' John Boy's Berkshire ribs yesterday. Making the Seriously Delicious Ribs tonight. Seriously.

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over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

How did they turn out?

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over 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Well, I screwed them up. More steamed than braised, and way overdone. My own fault for taking a nap at 4:00, you know, because I had to store up some energy for the marathon eating during the game. But then remembering “Oh shitake! These suckers have to cook for 2 ½ hours!” So I upped the temp to 275 and cooked them for 1 hr. 45 min. (I had about 4.5 lbs. ribs, so I figured it just might work.) Tasty sauce. Nicely caramelized under the broiler. Sconeman ate them, so that was good.

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over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Love "Oh shiitake!" Will have to remember that next time I'm yelling about something.

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over 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Amanda yells? When? Where? You always seem so composed. ;-)

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over 4 years ago Lizthechef

Hoping Amanda will follow through with the "spouse's favorite meal" idea - my husband agrees!

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Will definitely add it to our list of ideas for the next theme discussion.

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over 4 years ago Lucia from Madison

This being the first year my team is in the Super Bowl I have been looking for a recipe that requires little away from the TV. I found a rib recipe that my husband and I liked and will be using a couple of these recipes as starters.
Go Saints!

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Great -- enjoy, and have fun on Sunday.

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over 4 years ago NakedBeet

great, great collection for the night. Now as to how to decide...

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over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Print this out, tack it to the wall, and throw a dart.

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over 4 years ago sweet enough

fabulous list. I was hoping you guys would do this!

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over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Thanks!

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over 4 years ago KelseyTheNaptimeChef

I don't like football, but I would happily use the big game as an excuse to make all of these delicious things!

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over 4 years ago Meister

Those salted peanut-butter cookies just made it to the top of my to-do list.

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

It's a great recipe, different from most hefty peanut-butter cookies.

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over 4 years ago drbabs

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Who Dat?! In honor of the Saints' first time being in the Super Bowl, we're making seafood gumbo and red beans and rice. Enjoy y'all, and Geaux Saints!!

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

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Way to represent!

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over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Hmm - maybe this is duck and andouille gumbo weekend for us??? Hmmm

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over 4 years ago lastnightsdinner

Is there ever a wrong time for gumbo? :D

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Good point.

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over 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

yay! love these themed menu selections. Let's do more.

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over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Sounds like a plan. We love putting together these menus, so it's great to hear that you all enjoy them.

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over 4 years ago Jennifer Perillo

We're on the same wavelength—I'm making the ribs for my husband's 50th birthday celebration which just happens to fall on superbowl sunday.

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over 4 years ago WinnieAb

My hubbie's bday is Monday! Looks like chocolate bday cake will be in order, too...

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over 4 years ago AntoniaJames

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Mr. T's is tomorrow! He's getting an all-Food52 dinner + cake celebration on his B-Day, PLUS we're doing an all-Food52 for the Super Bowl festivities . . . . Mr T.'s a happy beneficiary of this wonderful community and the ever-growing and always-amazing treasure trove of information, ideas and recipes. As are we all. ;o)

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over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Happy birthday to the husbands! Sounds like they're going to eat well. Makes me think we should do a "Spouse's Favorite Meal" theme.

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over 4 years ago WinnieAb

Food52 superbowl snacks. Love it.

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over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

yum on ALL of this - who needs the game, it's really about the snacks and commercials right? :-)
ps Go Saints

Merrill

over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

You said it!

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over 4 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

I agree!!=)