Time just gets away from me. Are you the same way? Here are a few last minute, super simple, super easy, super spicy Super Bowl appetizers sure to please any crowd. Whether you are cheering for your favorite team, or you just like to watch great football, Sunday’s game should be a winner. Easy to pick up nibbles allow you to watch the entire game without missing a single play. Even if you aren’t having a party, you don’t want to miss those crazy commercials.
I’m more of an SEC college football fan, and my favorite team didn’t make it to the big show this year, but the Super Bowl never disappoints. The two best teams in the country, Gladys Knight singing the National Anthem, incredible commercials, the half-time show with Maroon 5, and food, glorious food. Grab one or two of these appetizers, made uniquely spicy with Old St Augustine Gourmet products, a beverage of choice, and prepare for a fun evening.
Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs
Shake up your deviled eggs with some Snake Bite Hot Sauce, Buffalo chicken, celery, and a little blue cheese. The tangy Buffalo chicken gives the eggs a unique kick that will knock your socks off and have you cheering for more.
Smoked salmon tops a spicy, sauce made from sour cream, chives, capers, chopped onion, Datil Zest Seasoning Blend andSnake Bite Hot Sauce. Quick and easy to whip up in just minutes, then chill to combine the flavors. Buy good quality wild caught smoked salmon. One package makes a lot of appetizers. Wheat crackers, melba toast, or small rye bread rounds are the perfect base. If you can find them, mini bagels are also great here.
Sweet Heat Meatballs
Smoky Sweet Heat Bar-B-Que Sauce makes these organic turkey meatballs a quick and easy sure-fire hit. The hint of datil pepper in the Sweet Heat gives the meatballs just the right kick without being over the top hot. To save time, buy good quality frozen meatballs and throw them in a crockpot along with Sweet Heat Bar-B-Que Sauce, and just let them cook on low for about 6 hours.
Sweet Heat Meatball Sliders
Take your meatballs up a notch by making them into sliders. My buns were just a little large for the meatballs, so I put 2 meatballs in each one. Alfalfa Sprouts add a nice crunch and flavor and complete the slider.
Spicy Pimento Cheese Stuffed Veggies
As a true Southern girl, I have to make my pimiento cheese from scratch, but you can buy it in the deli and stuff celery, pickled okra, mini bell peppers, and more.
Easy Cheesy Datil Dip
This may be the easiest hot dip you ever make. So simple, yet amazingly delicious. And it’s extremely easy to modify by adding crabmeat, artichokes, veggies, or just about anything you have on hand that you like in a dip.
FROG Jam Stuffed Dates
Are you craving something sweet? Large Medjool dates are perfect for stuffing with a little cream cheese and FROG Jam. In case you aren’t familiar with FROG Jam, it’s made with Figs, Raspberries, Orange and Ginger. Absolutely no frogs were harmed in the making of this jam. It’s sweet but has a little spicy kick from the ginger, and it’s currently the only product we have at Old St Augustine Gourmet without any heat. Of course, you can always substitute any jam or preserves you have on hand to make these little gems. The pecans add a nice nutty crunch to compliment the soft chewy dates and sweet silky jam-filled center. Fast and easy, and they are sure to disappear quickly.
1/2cupcooked chicken breast, diced finely (Deli chicken works perfectly here)
1/2cupcelery, finely diced
1/4cupblue cheese, finely crumbled (If you don’t like blue cheese, substitute your favorite)
celery leaves or parsley for garnish
Remove yolks and place in bowl of food processor.
Add in the mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon Datil Zest, and 1 teaspoon Snake Bite or Venom Datil Pepper Hot Sauce, and pulse until smooth. You can mix this together in a mixing bowl using a fork to mash the egg yolks with the mayonnaise and hot sauce and spoon the mixture into the egg whites versus using a pastry bag.
Place yolk mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and pipe into the egg white shells to make a pretty, ruffled presentation. (Alternatively, you can place the mixture into a zip top bag, snip off one corner, and pipe the filling into the egg white.)
Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate if not using immediately.
Pre-heat Oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place cheese dip mixture in an oven proof bowl.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown on top.
Serve hot with crackers, chips, or veggies of choice.
This is the perfect base for any number of dip combinations: Add in a can of crabmeat, a jar of well-drained and chopped artichoke hearts, crumbled bacon, chopped mushrooms, chopped water chestnuts, diced pepperoni, or just about anything you can think of that you love in a dip.