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01/26/2015 03:52 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

7 Delicious Recipes for Your Super Bowl Blowout

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Super Bowl Sunday is the best. And whether you are a hardened football fan with a painted face and a brain full of home and away CMP%, ATTs, TDs and INTs, or just tune in to watch the commercials and halftime show, one of the best parts of the day is tucking in to a king's ransom worth of food. Here's a touchdown and extra-point's worth of recipes (that's 7 btw) to prepare for that most special day of cheering - or screaming at the TV.

1. Thai Pork Chop Crackers with Chili-Lime Mayo

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Super Bowl Sunday will see its fair share of topped Saltines. But if you really want to blow minds on a cracker, there's no better way to do it than Thai pork chops with spicy, chili-lime-mayo. These one-bite wonders pack a punch - and won't be around much past kick-off.
Total Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
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2. Wasabi Avocado Dip

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Guac is a perennial favorite for chowing down during sporting events. And, while there's usually a plastic container of nuclear-grade nacho cheese sauce somewhere nearby, this recipe has enough flavor to stand on its own. Turns out avocado pairs perfectly with wasabi and soy. Go figure!
Total Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
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3. Vietnamese Beef Meatballs

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Yeah - they call me Ms. Pac-Man when there's a plate of these seared and super-flavorful Vietnamese meatballs around. And, although usually served on a plate with rice, tomato and cilantro, it isn't a far-stretch to get these Super Bowl ready. Just serve with toothpicks and a side of sweet and spicy hoisin dipping sauce.
Total Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
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4. Camembert Cheese Bread with Fig and Onion Jam

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You could say that my love for bread was born in a northern land known more for Lord Stanley's Cup and the production of dark maple syrup. Cheese bread was made to be consumed at parties the world over though. A pungent camembert is never wrong. Add some caramelized onions, fig jam and walnuts - and you've got a winner whether you're talking TDs, goals or RBIs.
Total Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
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5. Baked Chips with Paprika and Salt

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Let's get this out of the way: Most bags of baked chips at the store are meh at best. But baking your own mandolin sliced Yukon Golds or Russets to a golden brown and dusting them (liberally) with paprika and salt makes for a chip that out-chips the best fried and bagged variation. Pro-tip: For an even more savory kick, try using Old Bay!
Total Cooking Time: 27 Minutes
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6. Japanese Beef Skewers

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What says I'm-having-a-great-time-watching-football-and-downing-some-brews-with-my-BFFs more than devouring meat and veggie kebabs and screaming obscenities at the TV? Not much that I can think of. Now, I'm partial to beef, mushrooms and scallions in soy marinade. But the best part is you can put whatever you like on sticks. More of a shrimp guy? Go for it. Like veggies only? It's your world, boss. Shark fin? Uh, I draw the line there. Not cool.
Total Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
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7. Ginger Shrimp Balls with Soy Chili Dipping Sauce

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Sure, you're more likely to find these being served by old ladies from a push-cart in a banquet hall sized dining room in Flushing, Queens during mid-day dim sum. But it turns out that going for dim sum and being at a Super Bowl party are super-similar affairs. Both are loud, fun, chaotic and full of people competing for the great things to eat. These will be the first to go!
Total Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
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