Recipe report: Super Bowl snacks
The biggest game of the NFL season is approaching, and football fan or not, Super Bowl Sunday is a great excuse to gather around good food and the big screen. If you’re looking for new snacks to jazz up your spread, check out these five recipes.
Mac ‘N Snax
Chef Marti Lieberman of Mac Mart repackages mac ‘n cheese in wonton wrappers for bite-size finger food perfect for snacking. The recipe uses five types of cheese melted into a creamy sauce that binds the macaroni together; panko crunch adds crispy texture.
Lamb Kofta Meatballs with Chutney
Meatballs are always a crowd favorite. These start with ground lamb blended with warm spices such as cumin, cinnamon and coriander for a Middle Eastern accent. A coconut-herb green chutney provides the perfect counterpoint.
Molten Pepperoni Cheese Dip with Garlic Bread
This warm, cheesy dip is like a deconstructed pizza. Chef Jon Davis uses a demi baguette from his operation, La Brea Bakery, and toasts it up with garlic and hot honey for dipping. Provolone cheese and pepperoni are layered in an individual cast-iron skillet and popped in the oven until gooey and melted.
The King’s Wings
What would a Super Bowl spread be without wings? Smokey Bones’ culinary team, led by Peter Farrand, marinates the wings in a spice blend of ginger, cinnamon, garlic and lots of heat, then garnishes the cooked wings with pickled onions, cilantro and scallions.
Avocado Hummus with Pistachio Salsa Verde
At Farmshop in Santa Monica, chef Brian Reimer gives hummus a California spin by blending in fresh avocados along with the traditional chickpeas and tahini. Pistachios, another California crop, add color, crunch and toasty notes to the salsa verde.