Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe.
By: Javier Cabral
Time for a confession: I'm not a sports nut. So the Super Bowl is just another game--at least, for me. I know. I know. For many, the Super Bowl is an unofficial American Holiday -- a time of gathering, a time of excitement and a time of expensive commercials. But there is one thing I can get behind this weekend: food. The Super Bowl is a great opportunity to eat with friends.
Think finger foods--anything crispy, salty and dip-able. Anything that requires you to eat, grab a napkin and wipe your fingers.
So this year, I hear the game features New Orleans against Indianapolis. I don't know much about the teams, about their players, or their strengths and weaknesses. But I do know that New Orleans is home to Cajun and Creole foods. Both genres are exorbitantly seasoned, rich, spicy and rather intricate. Both genres take their cues from different continents and cultures. A little bit of French, a little bit of Spain, a little bit of Africa. Cajun style is more rustic, pungent...the village cooking in which spice is king. But, Creole is seen as a little more subtle, refined and true to exact measurements.
New Orleans is home to Gumbo, Jambalaya and Beignets.
Those dishes would be perfect for the Super Bowl. But they might take more time than you probably have time to spend. So here's my super easy dip for the Cajun curious to go with all those chips, wings and veggies.
Glutsters Cajun Dip!
2 c. Mayonnaise
¼c. Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
3 tbsp. Ketchup
4 tbsp. finely minced onion
4 tbsp. finely minced pickle
1 tsp. finely minced lemon peel
4 tbsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. White Pepper (black works too)
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (or to taste)
2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
2 tsp. Coriander
Combine all the ingredients in big bowl until evenly mixed and go crazy!
Serve with virtually anything available on the table spread: Potato/Tortilla/Pita Chips, Pretzels, Chicken Wings, Raw Veggies, Toast...give anything you want a Cajun bite!
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