Some in our family love football and are over-the-moon that our Denver Broncos are in Super Bowl 50! Some of us (me) don’t understand football at all but love the commercials and the half-time show. But all of us love the food. Football, and the Super Bowl in particular are an excuse to make a meal out of yummy snacky stuff and not feel guilty about it one bit! I mean, technically, serving carrot and celery sticks with hot wings IS serving a vegetable, right?
So when thinking football food, I knew exactly where to go – to Peter Reynolds of “Father Knows Food”! I’ve used Peter’s recipes again and again and they turn out perfectly every time. Here, Peter shares with us four of his best, most popular, tailgating/homegating recipes. All four are courtesy of Peter and “Father Knows Food.”
Watch Peter prepare some of these dishes on his PBS TV show, here.
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
1 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
Salt and Pepper
Add the whipping cream to a mixing bowl and whisk until it begins to thicken slightly (DO NOT OVER WHISK), then add the mayonnaise, blue cheese and a small dash of the Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Mix together until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Shrimp Triple Grill
For this recipe, which was featured on the “Rachael Ray Show,” visit the Father Knows Food website.
Spicy Chicken Wings
For this recipe, Peter provides two ways to cook the wings – fried or grilled. Check out this recipe too, on his website.
Grilled Pound Cake with Pistachios and Homemade Chocolate Sauce
1 Loaf Pound Cake (homemade is great, but frozen works beautifully!)
½ Cup Pistachios, shelled, chopped
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Tbsp. Milk
½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
Slice the Pound Cake into 1 inch thick slices and grill over direct heat for about 1 minute per side or until you see some good grill marks. DO NOT turn your back on these as they will go from perfect to burnt in a matter of seconds. Remove to a plate and make your Chocolate Sauce using either a double boiler or the microwave (SSSSHHHHH!, don’t tell anyone, but it’s super easy and way faster then the double boiler.) Pour the Chocolate sauce all over the grilled Pound Cake slices and sprinkle the pistachios over the entire thing.
To watch more clips from “Father Knows Food,” check out the show’s YouTube channel.