First we have a little Indiana vs. Lousiana Microbrewery Showdown. Prepare for some of the best each state has to offer. Being from Indiana, I have a couple local favorites but I asked around for some others that I missed. Next there's a rundown fo the top whiskeys to enjoy if you're not quite a beer fan. And finally, a great lineup of recipes to knock the socks off anyone at your party for the big game this Sunday.
**Shish Kabob **4 PORTIONS Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tbsp Worcestershire 2 tbsp cooking sherry 4 large basil leaves, chopped ¼ dried japone pepper (no seeds) 1 tsp lemon juice 2 tbsp cider vinegar 2 lbs cubed venison Method:__ ** If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Shish Kabob Vegetables_ __Ingredients: _ 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tbsp Worcestershire 2 tbsp cooking sherry 4 large basil leaves, chopped ¼ dried japone pepper (no seeds) 1 tsp lemon juice 2 tbsp cider vinegar 1 med zucchini 2 small yellow squash 8 mushrooms 1 onion ½ each red & green pepper 1 small eggplant Method:__
Super Bowl-Smoked Turkey platter
Smoked Wild Turkey Breast Luncheon _ _Ingredients: 1 wild turkey breast 1 gallon water 1 cup Kosher salt 3 twists freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup brown sugar substitute (Sugar Twin) 3 cups of apple wood chips 1 bottle of low-carb beer Method: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Deviled Eggs Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs 3 tbsp white wine 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 scallion, diced Method:
Super Bowl–Pulled Bear
**Pulled Bear ** Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 bear shoulder roast salt and pepper ½ cup low carb barbeque sauce Method:__ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
**Mockaroni and Cheese**
1 head cauliflower, separated
2 oz cream cheese
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tbsp heavy cream
1. Boil cauliflower until fork tender. Drain and transfer to a serving dish.
2. In small saucepan, melt cream cheese. Add cheddar cheese and heavy cream.
3. Pour over hot cauliflower, and toss to coat.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cucumber Salad_ __Ingredients: _ 2 cucumbers, peeled 1 tsp salt ¼ red onion, sliced 2 tsp corn oil 3 tbsp white vinegar ½ cup sour cream pepper _ _Method:__
Super Bowl–Turkey Cacciatore
**Turkey Cacciatore **4 PORTIONS Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil ½ breast of wild turkey, cubed 1 green pepper, seeded and coarsely diced 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 14.5 oz can Italian stewed tomatoes 2 tsp basil salt and pepper Method:__ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Super Bowl–Whitetail Filet
**Whitetail Fillet in Portobello Sauce**** ** Ingredients: 1 lb whitetail fillet 4 tbsp canola oil 2 large portobello mushroom caps, sliced 1 small onion, diced 1/4 cup marsala wine 3 tbsp butter 2 tsp salt 2 twists freshly ground pepper 1 beef bouillon cube (optional) Method: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ _ _ #
FISH TACOS Ingredients: 1 lb of very fresh fish fillets – (Firm fish like swordfish or cobia is best) Salt and pepper Olive oil 1 doz corn tortillas Vegetable oil or butter (optional, depending on how you heat your tortillas) Salsa Shredded lettuce Chopped tomato Cheddar cheese Sour cream Method: 1. Soak the fish fillets in cold water for at least one minute. Pat dry with a paper towel. Heat a large stick-free skillet to medium high heat. Add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil to the skillet. Place fish on skillet. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the fillets. A thin fillet may take only one minute on each side to cook. A thicker fillet may take a couple of minutes. Flake and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 2. Place the plate of tortillas, fish, salsa, cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream on the table and allow everyone to assemble their own.
Super Bowl–Striper Burgers
Striper Burgers with Wasabi Mayonnaise _ _Ingredients: 1 lb striped bass fillet (substitute with cod, tuna, salmon or sushi-grade fish) 1 scallion 1 egg 2 tbsp fresh dill 4 tbsp butter 1/4 cup low-carb bread crumbs 1 tbsp white wine 6 tbsp mayonnaise 1 level tbsp dry wasabi powder 3 tbsp butter _ _Method: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fresh French Bean Salad _ _Ingredients:_ _ 3 cups fresh French beans 1 small onion, sliced 1 tbsp butter 2 or 3 sun-dried tomatoes 1/4 cup bleu cheese 1/4 cup olive oil 4 or 5 tbsp cider vinegar 1 cup spring lettuce mix Method:
Super Bowl—Appetizer Trio
**Whitetail Negimaki **4 PORTIONS Ingredients: 8 oz venison fillet 3 scallions ¼ cup teriyaki marinade salt & pepper 1 tbsp olive oil Method:__ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
½ breast of wild turkey
½ cup low carb breadcrumbs
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
½ cup corn oil
1. Heat oil in skillet.
2. Slice turkey with the grain into strips (approx 4″ x 1″ x 1″).
3. Bread lightly by dipping first in scrambled egg and then breadcrumb/cheese mixture.
4. Fry in hot oil until lightly browned.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Elk Stuffed MushroomsIngredients: ½ lb of elk sausage 2 tbsp corn oil 4 oz cream cheese, softened
½ lb. stuffing mushrooms 2 tbsp. fresh parsley salt & pepper to taste Method:__