Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Super Bowl Party Recipes: Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole (And Lots More!)

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As football fans gear up for Super Bowl Sunday, they'll buy more than 50 million pounds of avocados, almost all of which will be transformed into guacamole. How will all this guacamole get eaten? With chips, of course. 15, 000 tons of chips.

That's enough guacamole to cover a football field, end zone to end zone, waist deep.

Guacamole couldn't be easier to make, so skip the pre-made containers at the super market and make your own this year.

Though I love traditional guacamole, I'll be making my Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole Sunday, a palette-tingling concoction of silky avocado, tangy tomatillos, and hot serrano chili. Tomatillos (toh-MAH-tee-YOS), also known as green tomatoes, are a staple in Mexican cuisine, beloved for their tart, citric flavor, not unlike a Granny Smith apple. When selecting, look for smooth, crisp, papery skin and firm, brightly colored green fruit.

Even though I have eaten the following Super Bowl dishes several times in preparation for my NPR piece, Kicking Off A New Super Bowl Menu, I'll be making them again on Sunday.

After all, if I don't have a hot bowl of Chocolate-Chipotle Chili to eat at halftime, what else am I going to do to distract myself from the halftime show? 

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I also wouldn't feel right celebrating Super Bowl Sunday without my good friend, Jose Cuervo, and the Tequila-Lime Shrimp Pizza he inspired.

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As for chicken wings, well, come on, you have to eat chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday. It doesn't matter if they're classic buffalo wings or these Maple-Chili-Beer Chicken Wings. Just remember, Chicken wings : Super Bowl Sunday :: Turkey : Thanksgiving.

Game on. 

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Here are more Super Bowl party foods from Food Blogga you might enjoy:
Spicy Black Bean Dip
Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza
The Southwest Hamburger 
Potato, Rosemary, and Gorgonzola Pizza
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich (for Colts fans only!)
Chocolate Stout Pudding (for adults only!)
Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here are more tasty guacamole recipes you might enjoy:
Perfect Guacamole recipe from Simply Recipes
Extraordinary Guacamole recipe from Cookie Baker Lynn
Guacamole and Bacon Chunky Dip recipe at Serious Eats
Mango-Pomegranate Guacamole recipe at A Hint of Honey