End Football Season with Twang Recipes for Big Game Day Sunday
I’m sharing a few crowd-favorite snack recipes from Twang just in time for the Big Game on February 3. These snacks are equal parts tasty and easy for hosts/hostesses to prepare or for guests to show up with during Super Bowl watch parties. Watching the Super Bowl goes hand in hand with snacking and Twang, the family-owned and operated creator and manufacturer of premium-flavored salts and sugars based in San Antonio, makes seasonings designed to spruce up all of your favorite snacks. One particular product, ZAS!, is a super seasoning line of blends that enhance natural and delicious spices to your food. Each is inspired by flavors from around the world. ZAS! is sure to add an extra kick to salsas and dips and take Super Bowl snacking to the next level. ZAS! is available for purchase online and through Amazon. Order it now and get it in time for game day!
Mexican street corn is a must try appetizer. Twang’s recipe transforms Mexico’s classic spin on corn of a cob into this creamy dip; guests will be filling up on it during every commercial break.
Serving Size: ½ cup
3 ears (~2 cups) corn
2 Tbs Butter, melted
1 Tbs ZAS! Chili Lime
16 oz. Cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
4 oz. Cojitacheese (or queso fresco), crumbled
1/2 cup Sour cream
2 Tbs. Hot sauce
1/2 cup Red onion, diced
1 Tbs. Jalapeno, minced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 each Lime juice
Cilantro and crema, garnish, if desired
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook Time: 20 mins.
Total Time: 30 mins.
1. Cook corn as desired (grill, roast, boil, etc.). Cut the kernels off the cob and place in a large mixing bowl.
2.Add butter, ZAS! Chili Lime, cream cheese, 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, cojita cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, and lime juice. Mix until well combined.
3. Transfer to an oven-safe skillet or baking dish and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Bake for 20 minutes and garnish with cilantro and a drizzle of crema, if desired.
Tips: Serve warm with tortilla chips.
ZAS! Tamarind Coconut Chicken Wings
– What’s a Super Bowl party without wings? Caribbean flavors come together in this extra flavorful recipe – football fans will go coco’nuts’ for.
1-13.5 oz. can Coconut Milk
2 Tbs. ZAS! Tamarind
1 dozen Chicken wings
Inactive Time:3 hrs.
Cook Time: 16-18mins.
Total Time: 3 hrs. 20mins.
1.In a small bowl, whisk together coconut milk and ZAS! Tamarind.
2.Place chicken wings and coconut milk mixture in a resealable zip-top plastic bag, making sure to coat the wings evenly. Place in refrigerator and allow to marinate for 3 hours, turning over half way.
3.Preheat grill to 425oF. 4.Place wings on grill, removing any excess marinade, and cook for 16-18 minutes, turning every few minutes on all sides.
Tips: For an extra boost of flavor, finish with a squeeze of lime and an extra sprinkle of ZAS! Tamarind after removing from the grill.
ZAS! Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese
– Don’t be the fan who shows up with bland, unseasoned mac n’ cheese. This recipe spices up the Southern comfort classic mac with a hints of New Mexican peppers… an automatic winner. In this dish creamy cheese and roasted hatch complement each other to turn a classic dish into a new favorite.
1 lb uncooked elbow pasta
4 Tbs. butter melted
2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
8 oz can hatch chilis
3 Tbs. flour
3 Tbs. butter
3 cup Whole milk
2 cup Sharp cheddar Cheese, grated
2 cup Mild Cheddar cheese grated
2 cup Colby jack cheese grated
4 tsp ZAS Hatch Chile Super Seasoning
1.Set oven to 350°F. Cook pasta according to box till Al Dente
2.In a small bowl toss together melted butter, bread crumbs and 2 tsp ZAS Hatch Chile Super Seasoning and set aside
3.In a medium saucepan melt 3 Tbs butter. Add flour and whisk until roux paste forms. Slowly add milk and wisk until slight boil begins
4.Remove milk mixture from heat add in all three cheeses and 2 tsp ZAS Hatch Chile Super Seasoning. Stir until melted.
5.In large bowl pour cheese mixture over cooked drained pasta and stir until combined.
6.Spray a 9X13 cooking pan and fill with macaroni. Sprinkle panko bread crumb mixture on top.
7.Bake for 15 minutes then broil for 2-3. Serve immediately.