Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl 2012

I had some people over for the Super Bowl (great game) so I decided to rock an Italian American meal. There were three families over with kids so I figured it would make plenty of sense. Good times and pretty damn fun food.

Our Menu
Garlic Bread
Parmiggiano-Reggiano, Olive Oil, Butter, Garlic, Chicken Skin and Parsley
I love chicken skin and this abomination confirmed my belief that chicken skin is delicious on just about anything. The surprising thing was one of the kids was a huge fan of this - definitely a future foodie.

Mutz and Smoked Mutz Salad with Onions and Roasted Peppers
A classic deli combo in salad form.

Sunday Ragu
St Louis Pork Ribs, Chicken Thighs, Chuck Steak, Meatballs
Cooked the ribs, chuck steak in my standard braise for 3 1/2 hours. Throw in the chicken the last 45 minutes. Meatballs cooked in the oven and added to the sauce in the last 20 minutes. Skim the fat and top with extra virgin olive oil and parsley. Everything turns out so damn delicious but the pork ribs were mind blowing - huge flavor and uber tender.

Fettuccine in Sunday Sauce
Tossed the pasta in the sunday sauce above. The key is to reduce down the sauce even more and toss in any reserved tomato juices to brighten up the sauce at the end. Pretty damn fun.

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