This probably won’t come as a news flash for anyone who regularly reads this blog, but I’m not much of a football fan. (In case you couldn’t tell, I spend my Sundays cooking food, not sitting on the couch munching chips and drinking beer in front of a television, ahem.)
However, my father used to have season tickets to the Jets, and I was raised to be a football fan (and player, though biology didn’t help with that—throughout high school I was skinny as a rail), so I’m not immune to the allure of Super Bowl Sunday. This weekend I’ll be watching the game, you can bet.
I’ll be cooking up a batch of my favorite gumbo, the oyster, chicken, and sausage version from my friend in New Orleans, David Olivier, and I suggest you make that too. Don’t be scared of the roux—you can do it!
If you don’t feel like making such a big dish, consider making some guacamole and fresh salsa. That’ll liven up any gathering you might have. What will you be making to enjoy the game?
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 4 shakes Tabasco
- 1 sprinkle salt
- 1/3 tomato, diced
- 1 tablespoon diced onion
- 1 tablespoon diced cilantro
Peel and mash the avocado and combine with the other ingredients
- 1 tomato, medium size, diced
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, washed and chopped
- 1/2 lime, juiced, or to taste
- 2 shakes Tabasco
- sea salt, to taste
Stir ingredients together, and enjoy