Grilled Teriyaki Wings
In Seattle, it’s easy to find great Teriyaki. Ditch the Buffalo wing recipe and bring a taste of the Emerald City home with these finger-licking teriyaki chicken wings. Simply toss chicken wings on the grill (a grill pan will work just fine if you prefer to stay indoors or don’t have a grill), brush with teriyaki sauce, and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Then, watch them disappear in a flash.
Ginger-Scallion Salmon Burgers With Miso Yogurt
Seattle’s world famous Pike Place Market is chock full of fishmongers who sell freshly caught seafood, like wild salmon. Pick up just over a pound of fresh salmon fillet to make these unique burgers, then prepare the impressive and tasty toppers: a spicy carrot-jalapeño slaw and a five-minute miso yogurt sauce.
Creamy Broccoli and Apple Slaw
Washington grows 58 percent of the apples produced in the United States, so this crunchy slaw is a natural fit for a menu rich with the state’s most popular ingredients (apple is the state fruit, after all). Simply combine finely chopped broccoli, apple, cranberries, and pine nuts with a creamy homemade dressing made with yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, shallots, salt, and pepper.
Dutch Baby with Fresh Fruit
When the fourth quarter begins, swap out the finger foods for a delicious dessert. This Dutch baby, also known as a German pancake, is easy to make (it takes fewer than 30 minutes) and is topped with vanilla ice cream and a medley of stone fruit and cherries, another crop widely harvested in Washington.
What better nod to the home of some of the country’s best coffee than an ice-cold espresso slushy? To make your own, combine homemade simple syrup with instant espresso, lemon juice and zest, then freeze for approximately 2 hours. When ready to serve, drizzle the drink with heavy cream. Bonus: This beverage doubles as an after dinner pick-me-up, so you can enjoy the rest of the game without slipping into a food coma.
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