Spicy Superbowl Scotch Eggs with Sriracha Mayo

February 1, 2013 in Appetizers


Superbowl Scotch Eggs with Sriracha Mayo Stitches

Superbowl Scotch Eggs with Sriracha Mayo Stitches

I made Scotch eggs for the very first time just a few weeks ago, using a recipe from Melissa Joulwan’s outstanding cookbook “Well Fed” and was immediately struck by how much they resemble adorable little footballs. A roommate suggesting finding a way to put stitches on them, and a Superbowl recipe was born. As an entree, one ‘football’ per person would totally suffice, but if you’re having a lot of munchies during the big game, half an egg per person is probably plenty – they’re very hefty little numbers.

I mixed up Melissa’s recipe to make it a little spicier and added some sriracha mayo (shown just as stitching here; you’ll probably want a little more to dip). The mayo was also from “Well Fed”, and the sriracha was Nom Nom Paleo’s homemade fabulousness, but feel free to use any you like and have on hand. Game on! Read the rest of this entry →

Superbowl Specials Series: Cajun Chili Cups

January 28, 2010 in Appetizers, Entrees, Healthy Fare

I should state straightaway that I am NOT ordinarily a football fan at all – most years I don’t even know who’s in the Superbowl until after it happens, if ever. But this year, a friend of mine is absolutely ecstatic about the fact that the New Orleans Saints are playing, as he’s been a loyal fan his whole life (a Louisiana native) and this is apparently their first time making it all the way! I also happen to adore New Orleans and hope to go back there many more times in my life, for so many reasons, not the least of which is the cuisine.

So this is my tribute to Chuck and his beloved Saints. It’s somewhere between a chili and a gumbo, and I hope Cajun purists don’t balk at my machinations. Read the rest of this entry →