what is a fancy main course dish for a superbowl party?!
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If you truly want fancy ... and some MEAT that would jive with the Super Bowl, I would definitely recommend Individual Beef Wellingtons. The great thing about this dish is that it really is easy to make, impressive to serve, and everyone gets their own.
If you don't like paté you can leave it out (maybe some of your guests aren't keen on it either) but it does add to the richness and isn't as expensive as black truffles
This recipe makes 4, adjust as necessary
Individual beef Wellingtons
4 (6 ounce) thickly cut filet mignons
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 (1 ounce) slices goose or duck liver, or pork country-style pate
One-half (17 1/4 ounce) package frozen puff pastry (1 sheet), thawed (thaw overnight in the fridge)
Mushroom Duxelles, recipe follows
1 large egg beaten with 2 teaspoons cream, milk or water (egg wash)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Season both sides of each filet with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper.
Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the filets and sear for 1 minute on each side for medium-rare. Transfer to a plate to cool completely.
Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 14-inch square, and cut into 4 (7-inch) squares.
Spread one-quarter of the mushroom duxelles on top of each filet and top each with 1 slice of the pate, pressing to flatten. Place one filet, mushroom side down, in the center of a puff pastry square. Using a pastry brush or your finger, paint the inside edges of the pastry with egg wash. Fold the pastry over the filet as though wrapping a package and press the edges to seal. Place the packages seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the egg wash over the tops and sides of each package and bake until the pastry is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer registers 140 degrees F for medium-rare, about 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Place the Beef Wellingtons in the center of 4 large plates, and accompany with the sauce and vegetables of choice.
Mushrooms Duxelles (duck-ells) is really nothing but mushrooms cooked down in savories and wine, so-not-intimidating
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
10 ounces button mushrooms, wiped clean, stemmed, and finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
2 1/2 tablespoons dry white wine
Heat the butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the mushrooms, salt, and white pepper, reduce the heat to medium, and cook, stirring, until all the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms begin to caramelize, about 12 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring to deglaze the pan, until all the liquid has evaporated. Remove from the heat and let cool before using.
It would be helpful to know how many people you are expecting? Although the following ideas may not be "fancy", they can be easy, tasty and hopefully not keep you in the kitchen:
Use crockpot(s), borrow a couple if you want to make a couple of things:
Chili,- have toppings (cheese, onion, sour cream....) ready to go
Sloppy joe mix/meat, - have a big bowl of buns and maybe some cheese slices
BBQ pulled pork or chicken, - have rolls, slaw, pickles
Pre-made fried chicken - will stay warm in crock pots
Hot Dogs - will stay warm in crocks- have the toppings to the side
Mac n cheese or Mac n cheese w/ mixed in ground turkey and diced bell peppers....
Any of the above item you can make ahead; keep warm; and everyone can serve themselves when it is time to eat. Depending on which one(s) you choose, you could have a couple of side dishes like potato salad, chips, big simple garden salad
5 Spinach Burritos Recipe
6 Servings Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons butter
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/8 teaspoon pepper
6 fat-free flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed
3/4 cup picante sauce, divided
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Add spinach and pepper; cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
Place about 3 tablespoonfuls off center on each tortilla; top with 1 tablespoon of picante sauce and 2 tablespoons of cheese. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up.
Place seam side down in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray. Top with remaining picante sauce and cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 262 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 550 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 meat, 1 vegetable.
My father used to make a whole beef tenderloin stuffed with lobster and served with bernaise sauce. That's the fanciest Superbowl dinner I've ever had.
sloppy joes are always a good thing to eat and with it serve old dutch potatoe chips and dip and veggies and dip and brownies 4 dessert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For a Super "Bowel" party, I would go with a refried bean dip. That will definitely make for some super bowels.
tacos- always good for any event
steak sliders with a yummy sauce
sandwich dip fruit