There is more food planning done for the Super Bowl than all but two days a year, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Super Bowl is practically a holiday. I read that more people call in sick on the Monday after the Super Bowl than any other day of the year. So basically, it’s an epic, nationwide, if not worldwide, party. Let me help you make sure your party is epic too. Here are my top 5 Super Bowl appetizers for the big game this year.
#1 – Meat Lollipops
Let’s start out with an amusing appetizer. If you’re on this site, you probably love meat. And who doesn’t like lollipops? Not those kinds of lollipops. These lollipops:
These meat lollipops are a sure conversation starter and when paired with a variety of sauces make an outstanding appetizer. Simply roll up flattened rib eye, sausage and ham into a meat log:
Then skewer with the lollipop sticks and slice into meat lollipops:
Next, grill over high heat:
Serve with flavored dipping sauces.
You can click this link to find more detailed instructions.
#2 – Grilled Oysters with Herb Butter
Chips and salsa, chips and dip, chips and gaucamole have been done over and over and over and over, particularly that last one. I’ll get to that a little farther down. It’s time to shake things up with an appetizer that will have your guests talking about it on Monday more than the game or the commercials.
Mix up some tasty compound butter:
Then shuck some oysters and add a dollop of the compound butter to each:
Add a pinch of cheese to each soon to be grilled oyster and place on the grill:
Buy twice as many as you think you will need. Trust me here.
#3 – White Sauce Chicken Wings
Wings and football are an iconic combination. But seeing how this is the big game, you better bring your A-game chicken wings. There may not be a better wing recipe on the planet than these white sauce wings.
Mix up a white BBQ sauce:
Then, season and smoke some wings before putting them over the fire to crisp up the skin:
Then remove the wings from the grill and dunk in the white BBQ sauce:
For picture by picture grilling instructions on how to make these succulent delights, click here.
#4 – Pull Apart Bacon Cheesy Bread
For the love of all things delicious and grilled, don’t set out that rye round and dill dip for your guests. Nothing says great party like an appetizer that take 20 seconds to prepare. This doesn’t take much longer than that and will blow your mind in the process.
Mix up a butter, herb slurry:
Then cut a grid across a round of bread, making sure not to cut all the way through:
Then fill in the gaps you have created with bacon, cheese and the butter slurry:
Next wrap in foil and place on the grill to melt the cheese and warm up the bread:
For in-depth instructions on how to make this amazing appetizer, click this link.
#5 – Grilled Avocados
Americans eat more avocados on Super Bowl Sunday than the rest of the year combined. And 99.9% of it is done in the form of that green goop at the end of a chip. Tasty goop, but goop none the less. Skip that goop and grill those avocados. Oh, and stuff them with grilled shrimp, gooey cheese and crumbly bacon.
First, grill up some shrimp and set them aside:
Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit and coat with your favorite rub and than slap on a uber hot grill, flat side down to get some grill marks:
Once you get grill marks on the avocado halves, flip them over and place chunks of the shrimp into the hole in the avocado vacated by the pit and top with some cheese:
Close the lid to melt the cheese and then add the crumbled bacon:
Close the lid, warm up the bacon and then serve with a spoon.
For step by step instructions on how to make grilled avocados for your Super Bowl party, click this link.
These are my top 5 grilled appetizers for the Super Bowl this year. Please share these with your friends on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google + or whatever other platform you choose. We would greatly appreciate it.