Some of my friends think its funny that I am sharing Super Bowl Snacks on Atlanta and Company today. I’m not much of a sports fan – I go to the game for the popcorn, peanuts and a very cold beer. But who can resist rooting for the home team? Certainly not me! Especially when the entire city seems captured by Falcon fever.
I’ve got two great appetizers that you can share for the game next Sunday. As you know, I think sharing food that tastes great, but won’t put you in a “food coma” is a gift of love. Neither one of the recipes qualify for the typical healthy fare, both have LOTS of flavor. You can serve them up and no one will be weighed down for the game.
Super fast and EASY – Make them ahead of time, and you’ll be ready to cheer for your team.
“Stealthy” Shrimp Remoulade
Stealthy healthy shrimp Remoulade uses better-for-you ingredients and leaves out the heavy mayo or cream that is sometimes used in this tangy dip. Roasting the shrimp in the oven makes the recipe super quick and easy.
1/4 Cup Olive Oil Mayonnaise
2 TB Prepared Horseradish
2 TB Creole Mustard
2 TB Dijon mustard
1 TB Lemon Juice
¼ Cup Chopped Parsley
1 Cup Thinly Sliced Green Onion
Sea Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
2 LBs Roasted Shrimp
1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 TB Chopped Tarragon
Lemon Slices for Garnish
Step One Mix together mayonnaise, horseradish, creole mustard, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, parsley, and green onions. Season to refrigerate until serving with the shrimp.
Step Two To roast the shrimp, place the whole shrimp in a bowl with the olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Roast in a preheated 400F for 2 – 5 minutes depending on the size of the shrimp. Remove from the oven and when cool, toss with the tarragon and lemon slices. Serve on a platter.
Rise Up Ranch Dressing
I think everyone loves Ranch dressing! When I was growing up, I remember the bottle as a fixture in the fridge for salads, meals and snacks. This version is tangy, wonderful and additive! Its super easy to make, so you can double the recipe and have a dip or dressing to enjoy not only game time, but all week long.
1/3 Cup Greek Yogurt
1/3 Cup Buttermilk
3 TB Olive Oil Mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tsp Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 Tsp Onion Powder
1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 TB Minced Fresh Chives
1 TB Minced Fresh Parsley
Sea Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper to Taste
Whisk together all the ingredients except salt and pepper. Taste for Salt and Pepper and add as appropriate. To make the dressing Chipotle Ranch – add 1 Tsp to 1 TB sauce from a can of chipotle peppers. Serve with fresh veggies, or *chicken skewers.
***Serve with Chicken Thigh skewers, sprinkled with salt and pepper and smoke paprika that have been roasted in the oven at 350F for about 10 minutes or until 165F on an instant read thermometer.