TAKE DOWN A TANTALIZING TAILGATE
Family Features – Whether you prefer watching your favorite teams in-person or on TV, tailgate season means it’s time to break out your party’s favorite foods from appetizers and snacks to all-out meals.
For an appetizing pregame warmup, try this assortment of nacho toppings to give your whole party something to cheer about.
Go long for a touchdown-worthy tailgate or settle in for game day on the couch with these recipes for sweet-and-spicy wings and creamy coleslaw.
Perfect for pairing with game day dishes of nearly any variety, nachos allow a special amount of personalization for guests of all ages and taste preferences. Along with tortilla chips, of course, try nibbling on these topping options throughout your party:
• Shredded cheese
• Melted nacho cheese
• Sour cream
• Black olives
• Shredded meat
• Sliced peppers
• Diced tomatoes
HONEY SIRACHA GRILLED WINGS (Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board • Servings: 8)
Ditch the plates and dive right into a sweet and spicy snack perfect for the whole party with these Honey-Sriracha Grilled Wings. To help simplify prep, try grilling ahead of time and keep in the oven until guests arrive. Or, if you’re tailgating in style at the stadium, toss into a pan and cover with foil to keep them warm until it’s time for a bite.
• 4 pounds fresh chicken wings
• 3 cups rice wine vinegar
• 1/4 cup Sriracha sauce
• 2 tablespoons salt
• 2 cups honey, divided
Heat grill to 225-240 F. In large bowl, rinse wings with cool water. Add rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, salt and 1 cup honey. Fold to incorporate all ingredients and coat wings evenly.
Place wings on grill, cover with lid and cook 12-14 minutes before turning once and cooking additional 15-18 minutes.
Open lid and turn wings. Brush remaining honey on wings. Cook 5-8 minutes, remove from heat and serve.
HONEY-DILL COLESLAW (Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board • Servings: 4)
Appetizers, main courses and snacks may dominate many tailgate parties, whether at home or the stadium, but don’t forget to incorporate sides that can accompany all the flavors of your festivities.
This Honey-Dill Coleslaw, for example, makes for a complementary dish to just about any protein from burgers to wings and beyond. Plus, with only a few simple ingredients, it’s an easy side to whip up yourself or enlist help from an eager guest.
• 1/4 cup honey
• 1/2 cup sour cream
• 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
• 1 package (16 ounces) coleslaw mix
• 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste
In small bowl, combine honey, sour cream and dill.
In large bowl, toss coleslaw mix with onion and honey-sour cream mixture. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.