Planning for a great Super Bowl meal
We have a few weeks till the Super Bowl (Feb. 7), but it’s never too late to start testing the nibbles you’ll reach for during the first quarter of the Big Game. Here’s a recipe from Chef/Owner Michael Beltran at Chug’s Diner in Miami.
Chug’s Cuban Sandwich
- 16 oz. of rosemary olive oil sourdough (or any sourdough)
- 4 slices honey ham
- 4 slices black pepper salami
- 2 slices (3 oz.) country pate
- 4 slices Gouda
- Cornichons to taste
Begin by slicing a thin layer off the top of the loaf and then hollowing it out. Then spread the mayo and mustard on the bottom and layer the ingredients: pate, honey ham, salami, cornichons, cheese. Top with the sliced bread once it’s been filled, and panini press for 15-20 under low heat. If desired, spread plantain chips on top.
Starting 2021 on the right calorie path
Our new year resolutions have the best intentions and a good dose of willpower, on Jan. 1 anyway.
And then comes the rest of the year.
For those buying takeout meals – still the best way to eat restaurant food right now – consider some of the new, lower-calorie meals from Carrabba’s Italian Grill. The Italian chain has put some work into creating dishes under 500 calories. Take advantage of the work chefs have already done for you!
- Veal Piccata: Thin cutlets of veal dusted with flour, sautéed and topped with lemon butter sauce, parsley and capers. (380 calories)
- Chicken Marsala: Wood-grilled and topped with mushrooms and their Lombardo Marsala wine sauce. (450 calories)
- Mahi Wulfe: Breaded, wood-grilled, topped with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and their basil lemon butter sauce. (380 calories)
- Tuscan Grilled Pork Chop: Wood-grilled with their signature grill baste, olive oil and herbs. (390 calories)