When it rains it pours. No, seriously, it is supposed to pour on Sunday. Which is fine for most people because it is Super Bowl Sunday. But I had planned on using the grill to try out a new dish. I am not a football fan, but I am a fan of food and you can't have a Super Bowl party without it. We had thrown around ideas such as chicken wings, various dips and of course drinks but I wasn't really in to any of them. Then Redwood Creek Wines sent along some samples (you might say I am rich in wines these days) accompanied by two recipes that sound delicious and are just begging to be tried out. My mother in law warned that no one would want to grill during the Super Bowl, but the recipe sounded so good, A and I decided that we would man the grill if we had to. I love the idea of doing a more upscale meal (even though the recipes are simple and quick) for the football game complete with wine beverages and fancier snacks. If we didn't have a dumb nut allergy in this house I would totally put out the Olive Oil and Rosemary Marcona almonds and some specialty cheeses from Trader Joe's and popcorn tossed with various seasonings. Sure, the men may still want pork rinds, but at least we ladies will have plenty to choose from. I am going to try out the recipe on Sunday or as soon after as the weather will allow, but let me know if any of you try them out. On account of a dumb shellfish allergy, I am going to hold off on the shrimp recipe and try that out for my Dad's birthday. Mmmmmm, now off to pick the sides for my meal. Maybe an au gratin potato and some bacon braised green beans???? Or maybe we'll just try this recipe out tonight...
Recipe is courtesy of chef Steven Raichlen and Redwood Creek Wines. Redwood Creek Wines are available nationwide for about $8.00 a bottle. On a side note, their website is pretty cute and is a great resource for recipes...Campfire Braised Pears, anyone? Yum.
*And for some reason when I saved this post the recipe got all wonky so I apologize if the font is HUGE!