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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Superbowl Party Food….

Our Superbowl Sunday tradition for years has been to make  some treats to enjoy during the game…honestly the yummy food is the best part for me. I get bored with the game and usually go scrap with the game on, just to watch the commercials and half time.

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Last year the boys participated in the festivities, and we kept the food simple so they would like it.

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Nicholas even cheered on the teams…..

Suptebowl Party 2010

This year we decided to up our “game” menu.  We haven’t settled in on the final menu, but I thought I would share a few ideas for more upscale appetizers for your Superbowl Party.

For New Year’s Eve we made several appetizers for our evening at home. We will  be doing something along the lines of these on Sunday, but they will definitely be of this caliber…

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeno Chiles with Grilled Red Pepper-Tomato Sauce(Bobby Flay Food Network) 20101231-DSC_1151

Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (myrecipes.com)

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Next up were a couple of my recipes…

Parmesan Crusted Shrimp Bruschetta (recipe below)

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and our favorite….

Filet Parmesan Crostini (recipe below)

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Then of course we had to have dessert….

Coconut Cake (bakeat350.blogspot.com) 

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Recipes

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Parmesan Toasts

  • Long thin sourdough baguette
  • olive oil
  • cooking spray
  • garlic powder
  • fresh grated parmesan

Slice bread into 24ish  1/2 inch thick slices.  Spray cookie sheet covered in foil with cooking spray. Brush both sides of bread slices with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic powder and parmesan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 6-10 minutes until lightly toasted.

Parmesan Crusted Shrimp Bruschetta (makes 12 servings)

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  • 12 Parmesan Toasts (see recipe above)
  • 12 large deveined cooked shrimp
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 12 parmesan cheese slivers
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp fresh grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 fresh tomatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 12 torn fresh basil leaves
  1. Heat up shrimp in skillet with olive oil.
  2. Toss cooked shrimp in bread crumbs, grated parmesan and garlic powder
  3. Finely chop tomato and garlic clove, toss with olive oil
  4. Layer each parmesan toast with one basil leaf, a  spoonful of tomato mixture, a sliver of parmesan cheese and 1 large shrimp.

Filet Parmesan Crostini

(this was our favorite and is on the menu for Superbowl Sunday)

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  • 12 Parmesan Toasts (see recipe above)
  • 12-16 oz thinly sliced filet mingon medallions (Whole Foods sliced it for me)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 12 parmesan cheese slivers
  • Horseradish Sauce Recipe
  • 12 fresh parsley leaves
  1. In a skillet melt butter and add olive oil. When butter is melted and oil is hot, add filet and sauté until desired doneness. Cut to 12 slices.
  2. Layer each toast with sliver of parmesan cheese, slice of filet, drizzle with horseradish sauce, and top with parsley leaf.

Hope you have a tasty Superbowl Sunday!

3 comments:

Kay said...

Oh, man, looks like a fantastic menu!

Denise said...

WOW! I should have come to your house for super bowl. All I had was water and chips. LOL

Rebecca said...

MMMMMMM! We were boring for superbowl--we ordered pizza for lunch and reheated it for dinner lol!