Saturday, February 2, 2008

Superbowl Appetizers

When I think of the Superbowl, I think of football, commercials and appetizers. Here are some of my favorite appetizer recipes:

What would a superbowl party be without chicken wings?

Apricot Brandy Chicken Wings

2 1/4 pounds chicken wings
1 cup dried apricots
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup apricot brnady
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

In a sauce pan cook the apricots in water until soft. Tranfer to a food processor and puree. Return to sauce pan, add brandy sugar and cinnamon. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Broil chicken wings for 10 minutes on each side. During last 5 minutes of cooking brush apricot sauce on wings. After cooking brush on sauce again. Serve hot.

Salmon Stuffed Cucumber Slices

1 english cucumber
1 cup olive oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup minced smoked salmon
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoon dijon mustard

Pare the cucumber and cut into 1/3 inch lenghts. Remove the center pulp and seeds with an apple corere.

Marinate the cucumbers in a mixture of the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper for about 2 hours. Drain.

Mix together the salmon, mayonnaise and mustard. Stuff the mixture intot he cucumbers and slice into bit sized slices.

Tortilla Wraps

Lox and cream cheese or
Spinach dip or
Chicken salad or
Ham and cheese

Lay tortilla out flat. Spread a thin layer of your favorite sandwich filling. Roll tight and then cut into bit sized circles. This works best if fillings are chilled.

Enjoy the game!! Go Team!!

Audrey :)


The Journey Begins Here said...

Hi Audrey. Thanks for the comment. We are going to a super bowl party. I asked my husband what we should bring and he starts rambling about phylo dough pastry cups & such. I looked at him like he was crazy. We've only been married for 11 years! He cooks, I don't. He is now picking up pre-made brownies at the grocery store. Who is your team? Theresa

Sheri said...

Hi! Thanks for the comment! Those wings sound fabulous! DH has already picked up chips and rotel (yeah, why break tradition...) and I am getting ready to watch the commercials! Enjoy the game, GO PATS!!

Connie said...

This is probably obvious but you know how the easy stuff can get right by you! I love the stuffed cucumber recipe but when trying to wrap my mind around it, Im just not getting it.

It says to slice the cucumber into 1/3 inch pieces and take out the pulp and then at the end it says cut into bite sized pieces.. So am I stuffing tiny whole slices with a hole in the middle or stuffing the whole half of a cucumber and then slicing into 1/3 in pieces?

Great blog!

Audrey said...


Cut the long english cucumber in thirds. Then take out middle. Then stuff, then fill with smoked salmon.

When are you getting a blog?

Audrey :)