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Since we’re prepping for Super Bowl parties, here is an easy, party friendly recipe for steamed artichokes and a delicious chipotle dip. Most people just use butter for flavoring artichokes, but this creative recipe raises the bar. Submitted to us by Sommer Collier at  A Spicy Perspective, this recipe is also one that is healthier for you (in terms of party food that keeps you constantly munching!), as the Chipotle Mustard only contains 5 calories per serving. Not bad, I’d say! Sommer has some other great party recipes on her blog, so make sure to check those out as well!

Chipotle Aioli with Steamed Artichokes

 This aioli (Provencal-style dipping sauce) was made with Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard. It is a fabulous sauce for nearly ANY party food including: oven fries, plantain chips, raw veggies, and crostini. My favorite way to eat it is with steamed artichoke leaves!

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Saucy Mama’s Chipotle Mustard
¾ cup mayonnaise
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground pepper
2-4 large artichokes
Half a lemon

Directions:

Set a steam basket over a large stock pot filled with 2 cups of water. Cover and place over high heat.

To trim the artichokes: Cut the stems off the artichokes. Then cut about 1 inch off the tops of each. Pull any rough or loose leaves off the bottom. Using kitchen shears, cut the tips off of every leaf around each artichoke.

Rub the artichokes with a half of a lemon so the cut edges don’t brown. Place them in the steam basket and cover for one hour—or until the leaves are tender and pull off easily. You may need to add extra water half way through!

Meanwhile, stir the Chipotle Mustard with mayonnaise, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well.

To eat: Pull the artichokes leaves off, and dip them into the aioli. Use your teeth to scrape the “meat” off each leaf, discard the rest!

Alright, football fans, we’ve got less than two weeks until the Super Bowl! That means we need to start planning for upcoming Super Bowl parties- my favorite! Here’s an awesome recipe submitted to us from Paula at Dishing The Divine. What I love about these Hot Wing Melts is that they are super simple to make, and they are packed full of flavor (I really love blue cheese, so these are perfect for me). If you’re not a huge fan of blue cheese, you could substitute a different kind of cheese; I think pepper jack would be delicious also! In either case, these little guys are great for a party.

Don’t forget to pick up our limited edition Super Bowl Tailgate Wing Sauce Pack for just $19.95. You get a bottle of each one of our six Tailgate Wing Sauces and save over $15! Order this week to ensure you get it by February 6th.  

Hot Wing Melts

Ingredients:

1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 medium chicken breasts
1 cup Saucy Mama’s Hot Wing Sauce
16 slices White Bread
4 tbsp salted butter
12 oz blue cheese crumbles

Directions:

Place half the oil in a pan heated to medium high and fry three of the chicken breasts until cooked through, flipping as needed. Repeat with the remaining oil and the remaining three chicken breasts.

Pat the chicken dry and cut each breast into ¼-inch slices.  Toss the chicken slices in Saucy Mama’s Hot Wing Sauce and set aside. Butter one side of each slice of bread.

Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Lay the buttered side of a slice on the skillet and top with chicken slices and blue cheese. On top of the cheese, immediately place another bread slice with the butter side up. Cover the skillet. When the bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, flip the sandwich and continue to cook, covered, until the second side is also golden brown and cheese is melted. Let the sandwiches cool for 1 minute and then cut into quarters and serve hot.

Here’s a recipe that features a classic snack or perfect party munchie: chicken strips. Except these chicken strips have a special touch- and that would have to be the delicious combination of flavors from pistachio and our Saucy Mama Sweet Onion Marinade. And these don’t have to be just a snack; they can easily be turned into a quick dinner that even the kids will like! Thanks to Celeste at Cooking Creation for this recipe submission in our Saucy Mama contest.

Pistachio-Crusted Sweet Onion Chicken Strips
Preparation Time: 10 minutes, Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips
1/4 c Saucy Mama’s Sweet Onion Marinade
2 c pistachios, finely chopped
1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 c vegetable oil, or as needed for frying
1 clove garlic, minced

Directions:

Marinate the chicken strips in the Saucy Mama Sweet Onion Marinade for at least a half hour.

In a large shallow bowl, combine the chopped pistachios, Parmesan, parsley and pepper. Coat the chicken strips in the pistachio mixture and set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, stirring until it becomes fragrant. Add the chicken to the skillet. Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Serve with Saucy Mama Sweet Onion Marinade as a dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Roasted Pork with Spicy Mustard Cream Sauce

Roasted Pork with Spicy Mustard Cream Sauce

This delicious recipe comes to us from our 3rd place winner of our Saucy Mama contest – Angela Williamson (FabFindFoodie). I feel that a thick cut of pork with a creamy mustard sauce is just perfect for a winter day…and it’s packed with flavor! Enjoy, and make sure to check out Angela’s 3rd place recipe [Read More]

Spicy Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Spicy Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Today I have another recipe from our January “Healthy Eating” Newsletter. This one comes to us from Natalie at Perry’s Plate from our Saucy Mama Recipe Contest. When you’re feeling the same-old salad doldrums roll along this month, try this deliciously spruced-up salad and feel good about what you’re eating! Also, make sure to check out Perry’s [Read More]

National Champ Chili Dip

National Champ Chili Dip

*By Suzie “Saucy Mama” Barhyte- Original Recipe!* Jan and I were getting ready to head out for a party to watch the big game last night.  I had to take an appetizer, and it needed to be fast and easy, so I decided to take Hot Chili Dip.  That is hot as in temperature - not flavor [Read More]

National Championship- Go Oregon!

National Championship- Go Oregon!

Although we’re Beaver fans over here, we want to give a big shout out to the University of Oregon in tonight’s National Championship game. GOOD LUCK DUCKS! Make the state of Oregon proud No matter who you’re rooting for tonight, enjoy your time with family, friends and good food! Take a look to the right [Read More]

Chicken Caesar Pita Wraps

Chicken Caesar Pita Wraps

Sticking to this week’s theme of “healthier” eating, today I’ve got a delicious pita wrap recipe to share. This one was submitted to us by Laura at RealMomsKitchen for one of our Saucy Mama contests. With a Mediterranean feel, this wrap is super simple to whip up for a yummy hot lunch at home, and you can [Read More]

Southwestern Corn Salad with Saucy Mama Chicken

Southwestern Corn Salad with Saucy Mama Chicken

The holidays are over, and it’s back to the grind- with a fresh start in a new year! And now those New Year’s resolutions are kicking in…I’m guessing many people’s goals revolve around healthier eating? Well, don’t let the goal intimidate you; you can still enjoy delicious, flavorful food if you use the right ingredients. And I [Read More]

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