Super Bowl XLVI is right around the corner and we know that many of you are either hosting your own game day party, or attending a gathering as a guest. Even if you aren't a big fan of football, we know you're a fan of food, and there's going to be plenty of that to go around on this very special football Sunday.
Food Fashionista asked some super Chefs to share their favorite recipes for the annual football festivities. Best part of all, you can easily create these unique and tasty recipes at home with the step-by-step instructions and ingredients listed by these professional chefs.
This year, forego being the friend who brings the bag of chips and jar of salsa, and impress your friends with one of the dishes below. We can't predict if it'll be the San Francisco 49er's or the Baltimore Ravens who'll be holding up the trophy this year, but we can guarantee that you'll be a winner in the eyes of your Superbowl party comrades and foes if you make one of these recipes for this coming Sunday's big celebration.
Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo Recipe by Chef Justin Simoneaux (Boxing Room)
Chef Justin Simoneaux's recommended recipe is Smoked Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo, because it’s hearty and can feed a group! Also, since the Niners are playing the Ravens in his home state of New Orleans, it’s like bringing a little taste of the South to San Francisco.
As you can tell from the photo, Justin's team is the Saints!
Roasted Chicken Wings in Fesenjoon Sauce Recipe by Chef Hoss Zare (Zare Fly Trap)
"My recipe is for roasted chicken wings in fesenjoon sauce. This is simple and uncomplicated, the sauce even matches my favorite team, the niners. This recipe is easy and a crowd pleaser. The color is reminiscent of the 49ers. Prediction - 49ers: 36, Baltimore: 24" - Hoss Zare
Curry Puffs Recipe by Kris Toliao & Yuka Ioroi (Cassava Bakery + Cafe)
Kris is more of a Manchester United Football fan, but he does like the 49er's and Yuka really likes the New Orleans Saints because she says "their story is beautiful."
Chipotle Chili Glazed Dungeness Crab Recipe by Chef Mark Dommen (One Market Restaurant)
"I chose this recipe because I wanted to do something with crab, keeping the main ingredient local as the 49ers are in the Superbowl. I also wanted to make it finger food and fun so that people had to use their hands to eat it. I like to compare it to the shellfish version of chicken wings and something that would go really well with cold beer on Superbowl Sunday. The crab could easily be substituted for head on shrimp in the shell." - Mark Dommen
Mark's favorite football team is the 49ers!
Cioppino, Crab Toasts, and Crudite Recipe by Chef Michael Mina (Mina Group & CookTasteEat)
Chef Michael Mina is a 49er faithful and these are Chef Mina's “San Francisco” recipes in honor of the 49ers going to the Super Bowl (crab, seafood, RED food...)
Charleston Tacos with Braised Short Ribs Recipe by Chef Jet Tila (The Charleston LA)
Chef Hogan BLEEDS green...meaning he is a die hard Philadelphia Eagles fan (from his home town). He doesn't dislike the Niners at all, but he believes "you have to stay true to your roots."
Sourdough Cheese Steak with Homemade Chez Whiz and Crisp Onions Recipe by Chef Thomas Weibull (Velvet Room at CLIFT)
"Why is this dish my favorite? Well coming from Philly you can't watch football without Philly Cheese Steak. It's like drinking water for us. I think I had my first Cheese steak when I was 5 and then once every weekend since then...well when I lived there that is, I can still smell those Amorosa Rolls though this version is more a West Coast style." - Chef Thomas Weibull
Chicken Katsu Sandwich Recipe by Chef Richie Nakano (Hapa Ramen)
Chef Richie Nakano of Hapa Ramen may be known as a die-hard baseball and San Francisco Giant's fan, but he hasn't forgotten that his city is represented in this year's Super Bowl.