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The BlueSmoke Gazette, Issue #008 -- January 11, 2007
January 11, 2007

Planning A Superbowl Party?

Hello to everyone, and welcome to those of you receiving the BlueSmoke Gazette for the first time. I would like to personally thank you for your interest in my newsletter.

This issue of the BlueSmoke Gazette focuses on snack recipes that would be great served at your Superbowl party (or at any party, for that matter!) You'll find recipes for the barbecue grill and for the smoker, and all of 'em are easy to make.

I've also included a new recipe for prime rib that is roasted in the oven, especially for those days when the weather is to nasty for outdoor cooking. This would make the perfect main course for a Superbowl party meal.

Recipes In This Issue

  • Grilled Superbowl Snacks
  • Smoked Superbowl Snacks
  • Smoky Prime Rib Roast

Grilled Superbowl Snacks

Bacon Wrapped Veggie Spirals

Adding a few healthful vegetables to the feeding frenzy can be accomplished by camouflaging them in a wrap of bacon. For this recipe, you'll need...

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Peppers, sweet and/or hot
  • Cauliflower
  • Red onion
  • Thick sliced bacon
  • Sour cream
  • Cayenne pepper

Slice the veggies into pencil-sized sticks, about three inches long. Cut the bacon strips in half. Wrap a half slice of bacon around a few of the veggie sticks, and secure with a toothpick. Grill over medium heat about five minutes per side, or until the bacon just starts to become crispy.

Combine the sour cream with a little cayenne pepper, and serve a dollop alongside the Spirals for dipping.

Recipes for Half Time Cheesy Jalapenos and BBQ Bombs can be found at Grilled Superbowl Snacks.

Smoked Superbowl Snacks

Smoked Ham 'n Cheese Rolls

This one is really easy. Try using several varieties of your favorite cheeses.

  • One pound of thin sliced, ready-to-eat ham
  • One pound of your favorite cheese
  • Toothpicks

Cut the cheese into stick shaped pieces, wrap a slice of ham around each cheese stick, then secure the roll with a couple of toothpicks. Make sure that the ham is longer than the cheese...if the cheese begins to melt, there'll be less chance of it leaking out.

Place this smoked Superbowl snack on a shallow pan and smoke at 200 degrees for an hour, or until the cheese just begins to melt. Serve these with a variety of Chinese mustard, grainy brown mustard, and honey mustard are good choices here.

Smoky Prime Rib Roast

This recipe for prime rib turns out a perfectly cooked roast. The method was inspired by Alton Brown, host of the Food Channel program, Good Eats. The rib roast is oven roasted at a low temperature for the first stage of cooking, allowed to rest, then finished at a higher temperature to create a tasty crust. Visit Smoky Prime Rib for the complete recipe.

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