Game Day Tailgating: High Stakes Picnic

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September 8, 2018

Alabama vs Arkansas State 
Auburn vs Alabama State

High Stakes Picnic

A lovely football social with a menu featuring handcrafted steak sandwiches sets the tone for a beautiful day outdoors. Game Day Bahn Mi are a sure fire way to lure the Arkansas State Red Wolf & the Alabama State Hornet mascots away from their posts. Get ready to tackle large appetites with these hearty contenders. The simple grilled steak is stuffed into hoagie rolls & slathered with a homemade aïoli while Gridiron Edamame Hummus will have football fanatics huddled close. Pita crackers score big with a few quick moves when sesame seeds are added over the tops. Look for my simple pointers on how to get the look. To seal the deal, Pigskin Peanut Butter Bars sail into the zone to clench a sweet victory. Everyone wins big when the tailgating table is stacked with a bevy of first-rate provisions.

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The sandwiches can be made up to a day ahead.
Grill the steak & allow to cool. Make the aïoli. Cover & chill. 
Build the sandwiches. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap & chill.

The dip can be prepared up to 2 days ahead of time.
Pipe onto a platter & garnish just before serving.

Make bunting from craft paper several days in advance, if desired.
Use your school colors for team spirit. Tuck swags throughout food & beverage spaces.
Organize plates, napkins & glassware on a tray to make serving effortless.
With these essential tips, your festivities are sure to score big.  

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High Stakes Picnic

Simple flavors score big with a menu of grilled steak sandwiches, a highly seasoned sauce & a crowd-pleasing dip. Whether you plan to host friends at home or under the tent, effortless style & undeniable delicious taste make it a win-win either way.

Game Day Bahn Mi
Sriracha Aïoli
Gridiron Edamame Hummus 
Sesame Pita Crackers * Crudite
Beer * Water * Sweet Tea

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makes 8 servings

The Basic Fundamentals

A bahn mi is a Vietnamese style sandwich filled with meat & crisp vegetables. They are an ideal item to prepare when picnics are in order. 

1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 lbs top sirloin steak
The juice from 1 lime
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Sriracha Aïoli
8 miniature hoagie rolls, split
Cucumber & shredded carrots

Combine the oil, the garlic, the salt & the pepper. Coat the steak with the mixture & let stand at room temperature 20 minutes. Grill over direct Medium-High heat {350 to 400 degrees} 3 minutes per side or until the steak reaches the desired degree of doneness. Remove from the grill & let stand 10 minutes. Thinly slice the steak; drizzle with the lime juice & sprinkle with the cilantro. Meanwhile, prepare the Sriracha Aïoli. Spread on the bottom of the hoagie rolls. Top with the steak & the vegetables.

The Extra Point

Add a variety of crunchy vegetables from radishes to jalapeños to change the flavor of the sandwiches.

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makes 3/4 cup

Game Changer

An aïoli is a classic condiment prepared with smashed garlic, oil & sometimes an egg yolk which helps emulsify the mixture & bind it together. Look to The Basics: Aïoli for detailed photos & instructions to guide you further.

1 garlic clove, pressed
1 egg yolk
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp sriracha
Freshly ground pepper

Place the garlic on a cutting board & smash it flat several times with the side of a chef knife then mince with the blade. Place the garlic, the egg yolk, the lime juice & the salt in a Medium bowl. Blend the mixture using a hand-held electric mixer fit with whisk attachments beginning on Low speed. Simultaneously, add the oils in a slow steady stream. Gradually increase the speed to Medium-High once the mixture begins to thicken & approximately half of the oil has been added. Fleck several droplets of water into the bowl 3 or 4 times during the process to thin the mixture. Stir in the sriracha. Season with freshly ground pepper & additional salt. Use within a few days.

The Extra Point

Use this highly flavored condiment on a variety of sandwich combinations from grilled chicken & bacon to simple BLT’s. 

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makes 3 cups

The Basic Fundamentals

Place the hummus in a pastry bag fit with a large plain tip. Pipe lines over a rectangular serving platter to mimic the shape of a football field & garnish with a generous helping of chopped fresh cilantro or parsley.

1 {12-oz} package frozen shelled edamame
1 {15-oz} can chick peas, rinsed & drained
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
3 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
6 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp minced jalapeño
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Garnishes: Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley & jalapeños 
Pita crackers & assorted crudite

Bring the edamame & water to cover to a boil in a medium saucepan; cook 4 minutes. Drain & rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Place the edamame in a food processor; add the chick peas, the cilantro, the peanut butter, the lime juice, the water the olive oil, the jalapeño, the salt & the cumin. Blend the mixture 1 minute on High speed or until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down the bowl sides. Garnish, if desired. Serve with pita crackers & assorted crudite. 

The Extra Point

Sesame seeds add extra flavor to dippers with this effortless idea. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the pita crackers in a single layer on a half sheet pan then brush them with an egg white. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 4 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. Cool completely. 

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How To Talk A Good Game Of Football

Learn some facts & get in the game. Be certain you’re up-to-date with the team matchups each week. While perusing the tailgating spread option with a cocktail in tow, it’s always a smart idea to have a few tidbits of information to offer when small talk beckons with Uncle Jebediah who’s inevitably reaching in for another rib. Here are some team facts & a smidgen of history to help you navigate a game winning conversation full of football know-how.

Alabama vs Arkansas State

The Alabama Crimson Tide hosts the Arkansas State Red Wolves in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday. This will be the 3rd meeting between the schools with Crimson Tide taking home the wins in both 1982 & 2008, the later led by Saban. Catch all of the gridiron action on ESPN2 with a kick-off scheduled for 2:30 pm cst.

Auburn vs Alabama State

Coach Gus Malzahn leads the charge this Saturday in Jordan-Hare stadium while Donald Hill-Eley heads up the Hornets with this being the first matchup between the teams. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 pm cst on SECN.

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