Whether you’re an old hand at throwing Super Bowl parties or hosting your first, it’s always a good idea to turn to the professionals when planning the perfect party menu. To make things easier on you, I’ve rounded up expert opinions on some must-have game day snacks—and added a Wild Chef take on another classic to give you five fine options for this Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Meatballs: There are dozens and dozens of variations on the popular meatball, as the guys at New York’s Meatball Shop can attest. Don’t be afraid to rotate deer, elk, or antelope sausage or ground meat into any of these recipes to add your own Wild Chef twist.
Sandwiches: Try Sporting Chef Scott Leysath’s recipe for a ducky take on the classic Philly.
Wings: Every Super Bowl party has to have wings, and Hank Shaw has his own wild take.
Chips and Dip: The cooks at Camp Chef have three great dip recipes over on their blog.
(Not) Shrimp Cocktail: If you’re shellfish averse (or cheap like me), here’s an incredibly easy way to make a great-tasting classic shrimp-like cocktail from bluegill, perch or other panfish.
– 10 to 12 panfish fillets, cut into ½-inch wide strips
– 2 Tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
1. Fill a 4-quart pot with water and mix in the Old Bay seasoning. Bring to a boil. Carefully add the fish to boiling water. Turn off the heat.
2. Meanwhile, make an ice-water batch. When the fish is cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes, use a slotted spoon to transfer the fillets into the ice water to chill. Serve with cocktail sauce for dipping.