A staple for your Big Game Sunday spread is a delicious dip! In case you need some inspiration, we have rounded up a few of our favorite, chef-approved recipes for you to try at home. From a traditional guacamole, a sunflower romesco dip served alongside pita chips, to a warm, gooey kale and artichoke fondue, we hope you’ll try these at home.
Tableside Guacamole inspired by El Segundo Sol – For the full Tableside Guacamole recipe, click here.
Ema’s Avocado and Sweet Pea Spread
Sunflower Romesco inspired by Stella Barra – For the full Sunflower Romesco dip recipe, click here.
Wildfire’s Kale and Artichoke Fondue – For the full Kale and Artichoke recipe, click here.
Not in the mood for making your own Big Game Day spread, here are all of our restaurants that are doing carry-out specials or spots where you and your crew can watch the game on Sunday, February 4, 2018.
Bub City’s Blue Cheese Dip
1 cup blue cheese, crumbled
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup buttermilk
¼ teaspoons red wine vinegar
¼ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
A couple dashes hot sauce
¼ cup blue cheese crumbles, plus more for serving
Tater Tots and Buffalo sauce, for serving
1.In a stand mixer, combine the blue cheese and sour cream and mix to combine.
2.Add in the mayonnaise to combine, then mix in the buttermilk.
3.Add in the remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.
4.Fold in remaining blue cheese crumbles.
5.Serve blue cheese dip drizzled on or alongside tater tots, chicken wings or waffle fries with a side of buffalo sauce.
El Segundo Sol’s Tableside Guacamole
1 serrano pepper, with seeds
1 white onion, minced
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lime, juiced
2 roma tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
6 pcs orange segments (optional)
1.In a clean bowl, add the serrano pepper, onion, garlic, salt, and lime juice.
2.Using a spoon, mash all of these ingredients together and allow to macerate.
3.Using a serrated knife, slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Slice the avocado in the peel into large chunks. Scoop the avocado out of the peel and add to the bowl.
4.Stir everything together and mash the ingredients together for 20 seconds or so, it should be fairly chunky.
5. Finish by adding tomatoes, cilantro, and oranges if desired.
Stella Barra’s Sunflower Romesco Dip
3 red bell peppers, stem and seeds removed
4 roma tomatoes, cut in half
4 garlic cloves
1 fresno chili, stemmed
1 fresh rosemary sprig
1 fresh thyme sprig
12 cup sherry vinegar
12 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1.Preheat oven to 350
2.Put everything but the sunflower seeds and salt in a deep roasting pan and cover with foil.
3.Bake for 45 minutes covered. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes
4.Transfer the roasted hers, vegetables, and liquid to a large mixing bowl.
5.Add salt and sunflower seeds and blend using immersion stick blender until it turns to a smooth paste.
6.Serve with baked pita chips
Wildfire’s Kale & Artichoke Fondue
1 lb Fresh Lacinato Kale leaves, stem free, washed, cut into 1” slices
3 qts Water
1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
1 ½ tablespoons Unsalted butter
1 small sized onion Minced onions
3 cloves Minced garlic
1 tsp Kosher Salt
¼ cup Flour
2 ¼ cups Whole milk
1 teaspoon Fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups shredded Asiago cheese
1 cup Sour cream
1 cup Shredded white cheddar cheese
1 ½ cups Canned artichoke hearts, rough chopped
1 cup Shredded Asiago
1 cup Chips or veggies of your choice for dipping
1.In a large sauce pot, bring water and salt to a boil. Add kale and blanch for 30 seconds. Drain in colander and drop kale in ice water to cool completely for 3-4 minutes.
2.Drain kale again in a colander and squeeze excess water out of kale and rough chop. Set aside.
3.In a medium saucepot, melt butter; add onion and garlic and sauté over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.
4.Turn down the heat on pot slightly and add salt, then flour and constantly stir for 3-4 minutes more.
5.Whisk in milk and cook for another 3-4 minutes until thickened.
6.Then add all remaining ingredients and cook for another 2 minutes.
7.Remove from heat, transfer to a small serving bowl, and cool down mixture as quickly as possible.
8.Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
9.Transfer fondue mixture into a 2-quart ovenproof casserole dish.
10.Place in hot oven and bake for 15 minutes.
11.Take out and top with Asiago cheese and return to oven for 5-7 more minutes, or until bubbling.
12.Serve with chips or veggies of your choice for dipping and enjoy!