Most of us are making our Super Bowl party snack purchases this week, watching those weekly sales ads for the best deals. We all know that the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to the Super Bowl this weekend. Who is going to be GREEN with envy?
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"It's been reported that by the time the final whistle blows at Super Bowl, Americans will have downed 156 billion calories, mostly from greasy pizzas, fried chicken wings and beer. During Super Bowl, more than 28 million pounds of potato chips will be eaten.
Instead of sending party guests into a calorie coma, still offer delicious food, just substitute healthier options with snacks and sandwiches. It's easier than you think—for example, skip all the fat calories in potato chips and eat a crunchy pickle with, or ON your sandwich instead; Vlasic Pickles is low in calories with NO FAT and all the flavor. These original recipes from Vlasic Pickles offer fans of football and food options that taste great but aren't loaded with calories."
For Super Bowl, pickles are the ultimate side and topper for the sandwiches that will be devoured in front of the TV, at tailgates and at the big game on February 6th. Vlasic® Pickles are always delicious with your favorite game day foods and have the added bonus of each serving being low in calories and containing NO fat. Even if fans root for different teams, they can still agree on one thing: great food equals a great party.
Vlasic ®has a pickle for every sandwich and is also the perfect no-fuss snack for game watchers everywhere. This Game Day, Vlasic ® is making it more convenient and affordable than ever to host a great party. Through February 10th, the brand is offering 55 cents off of ANY Vlasic ® product in stores nationwide through http://www.coupons.com/ and http://www.smartsource.com/ –just look for the online banner that says “Vlasic. It’s How a Sandwich Parties.” Here are some super sandwich ideas from the “Food Dude” himself, Chef Kevin Roberts, guaranteed to inspire a touchdown dance or two:
TEXAS-STYLE HOT DOG
For the Hotdogs:
4 Kosher All Beef hot dogs
4 good quality hot dog buns
For the Pickleslaw:
2 cups shredded cabbage
2 teaspoons celery seed
4 tablespoons Vlasic® Relish
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups barbecue sauce (use your favorite smoky flavor)
1. Add shredded cabbage to a large mixing bowl.
2. Add celery seed, relish, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix well and put aside.
3. Grill/boil/bake hot dogs and buns until desired doneness.
4. Now build your Texas Dog. Spread some barbecue sauce on the bun, add the hot dog, as much Pickleslaw as you want and enjoy!
GRILLED CUBAN SUBS
Makes 2 subs
2 loafs hero-style French bread
4 tablespoons French’s® Yellow Mustard
4 Vlasic® Kosher Dill Stackers
4 slices, Swiss cheese
6 slices, Virginia ham
4 tablespoons roast pork, chopped or pulled
1. Half the bread lengthwise.
2. Spread the mustard on both sides.
3. Add 2 pickle slices per sub on top of the mustard, then add the Swiss cheese on top of them.
4. Fold ham in half and add evenly. Then add the pork on top of the ham.
5. Fold Subs together and grill until bread is nice and toasty and cheese is melted.
(You can place a large, heavy pan on top while grilling to make this a true Panini!)
GRILLED CATFISH SANDWICH WITH DILL RELISH
Makes 2 sandwiches
1 pound Catfish, de-boned and grilled
1 tablespoon, Old Bay Seasoning
½ cup mayonnaise
2 Vlasic® Kosher Dill Pickles, finely chopped
1 sprig fresh dill, minced
1 teaspoon hot sauce (use your favorite)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Torpedo-style rolls, warmed, cut in half
1. Clean, season and grill the catfish until flakey.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, make the relish by adding the mayo, pickles, dill, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well.
3. Heat the rolls up on the grill or oven.
4. Build your sandwich by adding the fish, then relish.
PITA BURGERS WITH PICKLE RELISH
Makes 2 pita burgers
1 pound Ground Meat shaped into burger
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Pitas, halved and toasted
2 tablespoons ketchup
4 Vlasic® Baby Sweets pickles, chopped
2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
1. Grill burgers to desired doneness. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Toast the pita halves until crispy.
3. Spread ketchup inside the pita halves.
4. In a medium bowl, mix the pickles and tomatoes.
5. Stuff the burger into the pita and add the pickle and tomato relish.
6. Serve warm and enjoy!
SLIDERS WITH PICKLE CHIPOTLE SAUCE
1 pack, King’s Hawaiian Bred Rolls
1 pound CHICKEN, PORK or STEAK, cooked and chopped
FOR THE PICKLE CHIPOTLE SAUCE:
1 small can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (use sauce, too)
2 Roma Tomatoes, rinsed and diced
1 Vlasic® Dill Pickle, diced
1 teaspoon Vlasic® Pickle Juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions:1. Slice open the rolls and lay flat on a surface.
2. Bake, grill or roast the chicken, pork or steak. Let cool and chop or shred. Put on the slider bun.
3. To make the sauce, add all ingredients to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir for 5 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and add to the meat on the bun. Make sliders.
About Vlasic Pickles
Vlasic® pickles—America’s favorite pickles—offer great flavor that is low in calories with no fat. Always crunchy and juicy, Vlasic pickles are available in nine key segments including Kosher Dill Spears, Bread and Butter Chips, Ovals, Sweet Gherkins, Large and Small Whole Dills, Stackers, Relish and Peppers. Look for the familiar Stork character on the jar in supermarkets near you. For more information on Vlasic pickles, log onto http://www.vlasic.com/.
About Pinnacle Foods
Millions of times a day in more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Mountain Lakes, NJ, our approximately $2.5 billion business employs more than 4,500 people in 21 sites around North America. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 8 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® pickles, peppers, and relish, Mrs. Butterworth’s® and Log Cabin® syrups, Armour® canned meats, Nalley® and Brooks® chili and chili ingredients, and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division brands consist primarily of Birds Eye® vegetables, Birds Eye Steamfresh® vegetables, Birds Eye Viola!® meals, C&W® vegetables and McKenzie’s® vegetables, Freshlike® vegetables, Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts, Swanson® and Hungry-Man® dinners and entrees, Van de Kamp’s® and Mrs. Paul’s® seafood, Lender’s® bagels and Celeste® frozen pizza. Our Specialty Food group manages Tim’s Cascade Snacks®, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman’s®. Further information is available at http://www.pinnaclefoods.com/.
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