I love Superbowl Sunday.
A. Great football (usually).
B. Even greater commercials (usually).
C. Super fun junk food (usually – especially if I’m making it).
D. After attending some sucky Superbowl parties, it’s become our tradition to stay home and watch so we can concentrate on the game and eat some damn tasty food (usually).
So, we’re having homemade guacamole – I keep it simple, avocados, cilantro, green onions and lime juice, with just a spritz of Tabasco.
Peppadews stuffed with fresh ricotta, drizzled with Italian balsamic.
Bagna cauda – Penny Watson inspired me – and of course Morimoto! Anchovy with garlic and olive oil (thanks Penny for the Round Pond!) – but my own spin – and I’m using fresh steamed and chilled veggies as the dipper-agent. Is that a word? Steamed brocollini, radishes, brussel sprouts, radicchio, tiny red peppers and a small loaf of just-baked sourdough bread.
Cerignola olives that I have already rinsed (to get rid of any salt), and marinated in olive oil, sliced blood oranges, chili flakes and black pepper.
And I might make some deviled eggs. No, I do not put pickle relish in my deviled eggs. Hell no. Gotta be a mix of mayo and Miracle Whip with horseradish and chili sauce. Oh, and smoked paprika sprinkled on top.
Happy happy day!
Hey, remember the Valentine’s contest! Never too late to enter. What does the hero, Natan de Manua, do? I mean, what was his occupation in both incarnations?