Cook up a Super Bowl Fiesta

By Kyndall Krist, intern

Let’s face it, the Texans didn’t make it to the Super Bowl, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some delicious Tex-Mex to your Super Bowl party this year. Whether you want to spice it up with some salsa or cool down with a margarita, Elizabeth Stone’s An Invitation to Entertain: Recipes for Gracious Parties has you covered.

For a sweet, easy-to-make salsa with a Texas-inspired twist, try the peach salsa:

E_Stone_cvrPeach Salsa
(Yields 1 quart)

1 pound frozen peaches, diced small
2 Tbsps finely minced red onion
½ finely minced red bell pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
3 Tbsps rice vinegar
2 Tbsps sugar

In a medium mixing bowl, mix the peaches, red onion, bell pepper, and red pepper flakes. In a separate bowl, mix the rice vinegar and sugar together. When ready to serve, combine both mixtures.

If beer just isn’t your thing or you’d like to offer guests an alternative, try the mango margaritas:

Mango Margaritas
(Serves 6)

6 oz frozen limeade
1 cup water
¾ cup high quality tequila (Patron is a great choice)
¼ cup mango puree (purchased at store or made fresh with recipe below)

Place limeade, water, tequila, and mango puree in a blender. Fill the blender with ice and blend until mixture is smooth. Pour into a margarita glass rimmed with sugar.

Mango Puree
(Serves 1 cup)

1 cup mango, fresh, jarred, or frozen, cubed
½ cup water
½ cup sugar

Place the cubed mango, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Continue to boil for about 3 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Place the mixture in a blender and puree until smooth. Once pureed, return to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Continue boiling until the mixture is reduced by half.

If you’d like more ideas for your Super Bowl party and beyond, check out An Invitation to Entertain. Elizabeth Stone offers a wide range of recipes from Tex-Mex and classic Southern food to fine dining and everything in between!

Best of luck to the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers from Bright Sky Press!

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