Down! Set! Prepare dinner!
Huddle up — soccer jerseys aren’t the one method to present group spirit when New England takes on Philadelphia in Tremendous Bowl LII in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Your menu also can pack pigskin pleasure. Pulling for the Patriots? Ladle up the clam chowder. An Eagles fan? Philly cheesesteak, in fact. On the fence? Sweeten the get together with glorified rice, a tip of the helmet to Minnesota, the place the gridiron throwdown is being performed.
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SUPER BOWLS: New England Clam Chowder is ideal for Patriots followers at a Tremendous Bowl bash. The Mermaid Inn’s creamy model features a smoky hit of bacon. (Patty Lee)
NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER
New England clam chowder is one the preferred dishes on the Mermaid Inn at 96 Second Ave. within the East Village and 570 Amsterdam Ave. on the Higher West Facet. Bacon provides a smoky hit of taste, whereas roux is used to offer the dish a creamy and thick texture.
Mermaid Inn’s New England Clam Chowder
Yield: 16 servings
1/2 quart bacon, small cube
1 quart Spanish onion, small cube
1/2 quart celery, small cube
2 quarts complete milk
2 quarts heavy cream
1 quart clam juice
2 quarts chopped clams
eight ounces butter
eight ounces flour
1 quart fingerling potatoes, lower into 1/Four-inch cash
Salt and white pepper, to style
1 ounce Tabasco
2 lemons, juiced
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In a pot, render the bacon, then add onions and celery and sweat till smooth. Add milk, heavy cream, clam juice and chopped clams. In a separate pan, soften butter and add flour to make a white roux. When the milk combination involves a boil, add potatoes and roux, whisking vigorously to verify the roux doesn’t burn. Let simmer for 15 minutes, alter seasoning and add Tabasco and lemon juice.
When prepared, ladle into bowls, garnish with micro celery and serve with oyster crackers.
Bowl visitors over with a riff on a traditional cheesesteak that you simply dig into with spoons. (Courtesy The Cozy Apron )
PHILLY CHEESESTEAK STEW
This comforting and warming riff on a traditional Philly ‘wich switches issues up and is served in a smooth and chewy sourdough bread bowl. Dig into it with spoons.
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The Cozy Apron’s Philly Cheesesteak Stew
Yield: Four servings
1 1/2pounds very thinly sliced beef sirloin, or ribeye
Cracked black pepper
1/Four teaspoon onion powder
Four tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided use
2 onions, quartered and thinly sliced
10 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cloves garlic, pressed via garlic press
Four cups beef inventory, scorching
Four sourdough bread bowls, facilities hollowed out and reserved for dipping
Four slices provolone cheese
Add the thinly sliced beef sirloin to a big bowl, and season with a few pinches of salt and cracked black pepper, plus the onion powder, and toss to coat. Sprinkle over 2 tablespoons of the flour, and once more, toss to coat.
Place a non-stick pot over medium-high warmth, and drizzle in about Three-Four tablespoons of oil. As soon as scorching, add about half of the sirloin and permit it to sear for a couple of minute or two, then toss/stir, and permit it to sear/brown on the opposite sides for an additional one to 2 minutes. Take away onto a plate to carry (the meat should be just a little pink inside). Repeat with the remaining half of the sirloin, and put aside.
Subsequent, add just a little extra oil to the pot if wanted, and add within the sliced onions, together with a pinch of salt and cracked black pepper. Enable the onions to caramelize for roughly six minutes, stirring steadily to keep away from burning them, till golden-brown and softened. Add within the mushrooms, and permit them to proceed sauteing with the onions for an additional six minutes or so, stirring steadily.
Add within the dried thyme and the garlic, and stir to include.
As soon as the garlic turns into fragrant, sprinkle within the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour over the onion/mushroom combination, and stir nicely to mix and mix. Slowly add within the scorching beef inventory, stirring all of the whereas to keep away from any little flour lumps from forming.
Scale back the warmth to medium-low, and permit the stew to simmer gently for about 10 minutes, uncovered, simply to to permit the flavors to marry. After 10 minutes, flip off the warmth, and add the seared sirloin again in, together with any accrued juices, and stir to mix. Examine to see if you happen to want any further salt/pepper.
To serve, ladle some stew into your hollowed out sourdough bowls, high with a slice of provolone, and place the bread bowls onto a foil-lined baking sheet and underneath the broiler for simply a few moments to soften the cheese.
Serve with a few of the hollowed out, left-over sourdough bread on the facet, for dipping.
When the Patriots and the Eagles hit the domed area in Minnesota, you’ll be able to sit back with your personal scrumptious Tremendous Bowls of consolation meals. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Photographs)
Glorified Rice — or rice pudding combined with canned fruit cocktail and Cool Whip topping — has a selected geographical place within the Midwestern buffet panorama, explains Minnesota native Amy Thielen, a chef and writer of “The New Midwestern Desk.” “Glorified Rice inhabits this hazy no-man’s-land between salad and dessert,” says Thielen. “At my home, I make it for dessert.”
Amy Thielen’s Glorifed Rice
Yield: eight to 10 servings
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Three/Four cup dried cherries
1/Three cup darkish rum
1/2 cups finely diced recent pineapple (from ½ giant pineapple)
1/Three cup (frivolously packed) gentle brown sugar
1 tablespoon recent lime juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white rice, reminiscent of sushi or jasmine
2 tablespoons salted butter
1 Three/Four cups complete milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of positive sea salt
1 Three-inch cinnamon stick
1 Three/Four cups whole-milk yogurt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Three/Four cup slivered almonds, toasted, for serving
Mix the cherries, rum and three tablespoons of water in a small saucepan and cook dinner over medium warmth till the cherries have absorbed the liquid, three minutes. Put aside to chill.
Mix the pineapple and brown sugar in a big skillet, and cook dinner over medium warmth till the pineapple caramelizes to a golden brown and the liquid within the pan clings to it, about 20 minutes. Stir within the lime juice and vanilla, and scrape the pineapple into a large bowl to chill. (Each the pineapple and the cherries will be ready a day or two forward and saved within the fridge.)
Carry eight cups of water to a boil in a saucepan, and add the rice. Boil for 4 minutes, simply lengthy sufficient to strip the starch from the rice. Drain.
Dry out the pan and add the butter. Soften it over medium warmth, after which stir within the rice to coat it with the butter. Add the milk, sugar, salt, and cinnamon stick, and produce to a simmer.
Cowl the pan tightly and cut back the warmth to low. Steam till the rice is tender and has absorbed a lot of the milk, 30 to 35 minutes.
Flip the rice out onto a baking sheet to chill. Discard the cinnamon stick.
Put the cooled rice in a big bowl. Add the pineapple and cherries, and blend gently with a rubber spatula. Stir within the yogurt. Press a bit of plastic wrap immediately on the floor of the pudding, and chill it totally within the fridge, not less than two hours or so long as in a single day.
Earlier than serving, paddle the rice nicely to loosen and add the cream, mixing till simply mixed. Flip the rice right into a serving dish and garnish with the toasted almonds.