Snacks for the Super Bowl

  • Article by: LEE SVITAK DEAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 30, 2013 - 4:57 PM
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Where there’s football, there has to be food. It’s in a rule book somewhere. And as host to any such gathering, I don’t want to face a penalty.

At no time is this more important than the biggest game of them all: the Super Bowl, where appetites for excess run to extremes.

Given the players and field (San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans as site), there are plenty of options to work with. Let’s start with New Orleans, where a big bowl of creole jambalaya would satisfy any fan. Add some Ghirardelli chocolate brownies (San Francisco is home to the chocolate factory) and a side of crab cakes or a baked crab dip, and you’ve got the game covered.

Creole Jambalaya

Serves 6 to 8.

Note: From “The Dooky Chase Cookbook,” by Leah Chase.

• 1 lb. smoked ham, cubed

• 1/2 lb. chaurice (hot sausage), cut in pieces

• 1/2 lb. smoked sausage, cut in 1/2-in. slices

• 1 c. chopped onions

• 3 c. uncooked rice

• 1/4 c. chopped green onions

• 1/2 tsp. paprika

• 1 tbsp. chopped parsley

• 1 tsp. ground thyme

• 1 tsp. chopped garlic

• 1/2 c. chopped green pepper

• 1 tsp. salt

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