The big game is this Sunday and if you’re wanting to serve up some simple yet traditional dishes with a bit of a twist, these recipes will be sure to please your guests.
Turkey meatballs in honey chipotle sauce
Again, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl mix 1.5 pounds of ground turkey with half a diced yelllow onion, two minced garlic cloves, half teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper. Combine the ingredients and form into balls (should make about 16 meatballs).
In a small bowl stir two tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons chipotle chilies (chopped) in an adobo sauce, along with two teaspoons of cider vinegar.
In a large skillet (ovenproof) drop in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and heat at medium temperature. Transfer your meatballs into skillet and cook until browned around all sides. Then place skillet in the oven for about 12 minutes. After done cooking, pour the honey chipotle sauce over the meatballs and stir. Bake until the mixture is reduced and meatballs are completely cooked through (5 minutes).
To quicken this, buy shrimp that’s already been deveined. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add a bit of salt. Drop in about two pounds of the shrimp (if you buy deveined shrimp, shells should be already split up the back). Cook shrimp for about five minutes, or until they look opaque. Put cooked shrimp in a bowl, put in two teaspoons of unsalted melted butter and Old Bay seasoning to taste. Toss and serve warm.
Grilled cheese with pepper jelly
These are a great snack that can be easy replenished when the hoards make their way through your house. Completely bypass the whole butter in the pan step. Preheat your over to 375, In order to get a perfectly golden crisp toast, first layer your slices of bread with cheese and on the other slices spread the pepper jelly. Sandwich the two halves together and in a large skillet that’s been coated with cooking spray, cook your sandwich until golden brown (2 minutes). Afterwards, transfer to a sheet pan and stick in the oven to get that perfectly melted grilled cheese.