Good morning. It’s Super Bowl Sunday for many Americans, even those who don’t plan on seeing the Rams play the Bengals tonight. It’s an opportunity to make a carne asada that tastes like Los Angeles or Cincinnati chili, to devour chicken wings, nachos, guacamole, and queso before the commercials, the violence, or just a quiet night reading Sheila Heti on the couch. I hope you join us. We have enough recipes.
Among them: this great new recipe for a classic Italian sub (above) with dressed onions, cured meats and cheeses, pickled peppers and shredded lettuce on a hoagie bun. I’m not generally a snobbish about ingredients, but I’ll say a lot depends on the choice of roll. Get a good one for sandwich excellence. Nobody wants a floppy sub!
You can also make Texas-style chili. Buffalo chicken dip. Spicy tofu sliders. Either way, you need to embrace the idea of tailgating in the middle of winter today, no matter where you stand in the field of organized sport. The Super Bowl is a secular holiday right up there with Thanksgiving, worth celebrating just because.
As for the rest of the week…
It’s Valentine’s Day, so you might want to make steak Diane for two, but I like Yasmin Fahr’s new recipe for pasta with feta and green olives, salty and creamy. It comes together quickly, with a big, big flavour, and is just what you need for nights when time is short because you forgot to buy flowers for your squeeze and had to go back 40 minutes to get some.
Here’s an over-the-counter recipe: roasted fish with ginger, scallions, and soy. “My husband eats food, but doesn’t like food, if you know what I mean,” one subscriber wrote below the instructions. “He loved this. I used spiced rice vinegar, sesame oil, olive oil, ginger and soy sauce. And he couldn’t stop talking about how good it was. Definitely go into the regular rotation!”
Midweek is a perfect time to try this soothing, not-quite-spicy white soondubu jjigae, the Korean mild tofu stew, with sweet radish and savory mushrooms. I like it with kimchi and rice on the side.
Here is a chicken soup with pastina that will delight both children and those who sometimes like to eat like children.
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