LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Super Bowl is coming up and unless you’re one of the lucky ticket holders, you’ll be watching it on NBC & KARK along with some friends and family.
They’ll be hungry and thirsty, and Maggie and Aaron from Colonial Wines & Spirits have some tips on how to elevate your watch party munchies.
PURPLE HULL PEA DIP
(suggested wine pairing: Wolftrap red blend)
4 cups fresh purple hull peas
Ham hock or kielbasa
5-6 fresh jalapenos
Water, to cover
Salt and pepper to taste
2 pkgs cream cheese
Smoked Gouda cheese
If using fresh peas, cover with water and soak overnight in the fridge. The next day drain the peas and add enough water to cover the peas and a ham hock, or kielbasa, and 3 fresh jalapenos. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover with the lid slightly ajar. Simmer peas until very tender, adding water if necessary. Once sufficiently tender, strain peas into a blender and add cream cheese. Blend until smooth and pour into a 9x9 baking dish. Mince the other 2 jalapenos and sprinkle on top along with grated smoked Gouda. Bake at 400 until cheese is melted and bubbly.
PROSCIUTTO AND GRUYERE PINWHEELS
(suggested wine pairing: La Gioiosa Valdobbiadene Prosecco)
1 pkg puff pastry dough (Keep in fridge until about 30 minutes before you need it)
1/2 lb Prosciutto, thinly sliced
1/2 lb Gruyere, grated
Fresh basil leaves
One egg, beaten
Arrange half of the prosciutto slices on one (1) puff pastry rectangle, leaving 1/2-inch border along one side. Sprinkle the prosciutto with 1/2 of the fresh basil, then top with 1/2 of grated Gruyere cheese. Brush plain border with the beaten egg. Starting at the long side opposite border, roll up pastry jelly-roll style, pressing gently to seal log. Wrap in plastic paper. Repeat with remaining puff pastry rectangle, prosciutto, basil or sage, Gruyere cheese, and egg to form second log. Place in fridge overnight or at least 4 hours to firm up. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 400 and slice into 1/2" rounds. Place on parchment paper lined baling sheet and bake for 15 minutes.