Seattle and Boston, the home cities of Sunday’s Super Bowl contenders, are also both crowd-pleasing food towns, too. From Seattle’s famous coffee and smoked salmon to Boston’s iconic clam chowder and baked beans, there’s no shortage of must-try signature foods in either city.
Looking to bring a bit of New England or Seattle to your Super Bowl party? We asked the editors of Edible Seattle, Edible Boston, Edible Rhody (in Rhode Island) and Edible Pioneer Valley (in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties in Massachusetts) for some game day recipe inspiration. Here’s what they shared.
If you’re a Seahawks fan …
Deviled Eggs With Sorrel Pesto
Sorrel looks like little elongated spinach leaves, but its bright, lemony flavor packs a punch, and the emerald green is a nod to the Seahawks colors. Whirl it into a quick pesto, and secret it between the white and yolk of a deviled egg for an herby surprise in each bite.
Za’atar Spiced Crispy Chick Peas
The Palouse region in Eastern Washington leads the nation in chick pea production, and these are an addictive party snack with plenty of delicate crunch. If you’re not familiar with za’atar, it’s a relative of the thyme plant that grows wild in Israel. In the U.S., it’s most commonly seen blended with sumac, sesame seeds and salt for a slightly tart, savory seasoning.
White Bean Fennel and Winter Herb Bruschetta
Whidbey Island in Washington produces a treasured bean called the Rockwell, but in such small quantities like in this recipe, go with white beans. Serve this wine-soaked white bean mixture on garlic-rubbed toasts, stuff it into pita, or pile it next to a salad.
Chevre with Honey and Lavender
Goats thrive in the wide open spaces of the Pacific Northwest. Left to marinate in the refrigerator for an hour or two, honey-soaked goat cheese takes on a little sweetness, the perfect complement to its natural tang. Serve with fruit, nuts, and slices of a fresh baguette.
If you’re a New England fan …
Lineage Lobster Chowder
Nothing’s quite as New England as a belly-warming bowl of chowder, and it’s the perfect game day starter, too. This lobster chowder gets its rich flavor from a creamy base along with thin-cut bacon strips.
Corn & Poblano Hush Puppies
Here’s a new formation for your Super Bowl culinary offense: hush puppies. Almost nothing goes better with beer, and they bring a welcome note of summer corn flavor for mid-winter revelry. New Englanders freeze plenty of sweet corn in August for occasions just like this.
Roasted Butternut Squash Chips
Roasted butternut squash chips are a great way to use up all the winter squash that’s in season. Plus they’re a healthier alternative to potato chips or other fried fare typically served at Super Bowl parties.
Tallulah’s Carne Asada Tacos
Texas born chef Jake Rojas makes a mighty taco full of Tex-Mex flavor with his recipe for carne asada tacos. He brings it home to Rhode Island using locally raised beef, which you can, too. We can already taste victory with these tacos — perfectly spicy, fun to eat and great fan food.