Go online for Super Bowl food ideas
Throwing a Super Bowl party can be stressful.
There’s the setting of the menu and food prep, the selecting of the drinks, the figuring out the guest list and on the back end, the clean-up.
But the good news is your Super Bowl party is a blank canvas upon which you can do just about anything, and in terms of food you’re limited only by your imagination. So if you’re at a loss as to what to serve, here are a few suggestions.
Hot dogs and hamburgers: A favorite at just about any sporting event and they’re even better on the grill. And no one grills like Bobby Flay, and in his section of the Food Network website, he shares his tips for doing dogs (www.foodnetwork.com/videos/bobby-flays-hot-dog-tips-0138758) and burgers (www.foodnetwork.com/videos/burgers-with-bobby-0154323) right. Thus allowing you to chill while you grill.
Chicken wings: A no-brainer for any Super Bowl party, provided there isn’t a manufactured shortage (and accompanying price hike) leading up to the big game. If these juicy delights are on your radar, check out All Recipes for info on how to make wings of the Buffalo (www.allrecipes.com/recipe/24087/restaurant-style-buffalo-chicken-wings/), baked (www.allrecipes.com/recipe/187822/baked-chicken-wings/) and garlic and parmesan (www.allrecipes.com/video/3061/garlic-and-parmesan-chicken-wings/) varieties. Yum.
Pizza: Another obvious choice. Shot food-porn style, “The Best Homemade Pizza You’ll Ever Eat” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv3TXMSv6Lw) on YouTube’s Tasty channel walks you through what really is a simple process and makes you want to try it yourself – once your mouth stops watering. Because there’s nothing better than homemade.
Sushi: It’s a little more involved than just rice, nori, fish and vegetables, but YouTube’s Fortunecooking channel takes the mystery out of making sushi rolls with its two-part “How to Make Simple and Delicious Sushi” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLRL18LvVyo). Now get rollin’.
Clambake: Yes, this is a slightly outside-the-box option but what’s wrong with a pot of boiling mollusks on your patio on a frigid February Sunday? If you’re game, YouTube’s Hallmark channel shows how a backyard clambake is done (www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGDC3tCC1Bg). And if you don’t have that luxury, a number of experts show you how to pull it off on a stovetop, among them Michael Symon (www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP899lpfPVo), Emeril Lagasse (www.marthastewart.com/934366/stovetop-clam-bake-recipe-part-1) and Everyday Food Editor Sarah Carey (www.marthastewart.com/925915/one-pot-clambake).
Steaks: Food Network’s Sunny Anderson is partial to bone-in ribeye and in this video she walks you through the steps of “How to Grill the Perfect Steak” (www.foodnetwork.com/videos/how-to-grill-the-perfect-steak-0237208) featuring her cut of choice and a dry-rub marinade of olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary.
Craft beer: Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the myriad choices in craft beer? Award-winning brewmaster Walter Trifari endeavors to take the guesswork out of the process with his YouTube video “3 Rules for Choosing a Beer” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vUR4Wz1x7o).