SUPERBOWL recipes!! and Corn and Black Bean Salsa
It's SUPERBOWL time!!! By now, I have been subjected to no less than a month of sports radio played in my house constantly to the point that I am ashamed to admit I actually know the names of many of the players playing, their stats and their injuries and have been singing the WFAN jingle in my head (it's so catchy and that Kars for Kids song? Can't get it out of my head!)I have said it once and I'll say it again, I am no fan of the sport which to me just seems like a legal barbaric way for men to get their testosterone out by knocking each other down and smacking into each other. Kind of sounds like the cave men, no? But I have also admitted that I do like the food culture of the super bowl - the dips and chips, wings and all the good stuff and being the ever good wife it is incumbent on me to provide food for my dear, football loving, glued to the game, hungry hubby. Over here, the game will be watched at 3 in the morning or so, and while I'm sure no one would object to eating deep fried wings at that time of morning whilst never taking their eyes off the screen, it makes me feel better to provide a healthy-ish snack as well. Enter the corn and black bean salsa- a refreshing, hearty, spicy and tasty "salsa" or salad that goes great with taco chips and even scoops up great into celery for those avoiding the chips. Of course, the other, more typical food is required as well so I posted a few oldies but goodies from the blog that would be perfect for your super bowl party. Enjoy!
For the salsa:
1 can of sweet yellow corn
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 small jalapeno, diced
one small red onion diced
1 tomato, diced finely
1/2 a red pepper, finely diced
3 scallions, diced
1/4 cup chopped parsley or cilantro
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 Tbl olive oil
3 Tbl lime or lemon juice
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
Combine the corn and vegetables and toss lightly. Whisk the parsley, garlic, oil, lemon, and cumin and pour over corn mixture. Mix gently and let it marinate for at least half an hour for the flavors to meld. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
And now for a couple of Super Bowl faves...