Super Bowl Recipes and Party Tips
In anticipation for the Super Bowl, Party BluPrints was invited to a Big Game Bash by JCPenney, featuring exclusive recipes and entertaining ideas from actor Jerry O’Connell and Chef Josh Capon.
Held at the Tasting Test Kitchen, Chef Capon spoke about some easy ways to prepare for your Super Bowl party so you could enjoy spending time with your guests during the big game, rather than in the kitchen. He also gave some amazing recipe ideas – including chicken lollipops, filet mignon cheesesteaks (see recipe below) and green dragon shrimp skewers, all of which were easy to make and tasted delicious, as if you spent hours in the kitchen.
Some of the Party Tips Chef Capon suggested included preparing as much of the food ahead, as possible – even the chicken lollipops. Frying them up half way through (about 6 minutes), the day before and then the day of the party cook the rest of the wings in small batches, so they remain hot as your guests arrive. Anyone who has hosted a party, especially the Super Bowl, knows how important it is to cook as much of your food ahead of time as possible. When your guests arrive, you are able to spend time with them, rather than in the kitchen.
Chef Capon demonstrated the following recipes:
- Chicken lollipops: wings on the bone but without the mess
- Green Dragon Shrimp Skewers: just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t grill indoors
- Filet Mignon Cheesesteaks: kicking up the traditional philly cheesesteak a notch. It was our favorite and we are happy to share it below.
- 1 piece beef tenderloin (trimmed and tied)
- 4 red onions
- 1 1b gruyere cheese
- 2 cups mayonaisse
- 2 cups dijon mustard
- 2 loaves Italian or French Board
- ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- salt and pepper
- Season filet with salt and pepper and sear in a hot pan on all sides and place in a 400 degree oven until medium rare. Set aside and let rest. When rested, slice into thin slices.
- Mix dijon and mayo in a small mixing bowl.
- Slice red onions and sauté over medium heat until caramelized and season with salt and pepper.
- Slice bread lengthwise into 8 inch pieces or leave whole. Spread both sides evenly with dijonnaise, place the side meat on the bread, top with a thin layer of onions and cheese. Wrap in aluminum and place back in oven or on a panini press until toasted and cheese is melted.
- Serve immediately
We had the pleasure of speaking to both Jerry and Chef Capon. Jerry was clear about how important the Super Bowl is to him and his family, saying, “the Super Bowl is one of the most important American holidays,” putting it up there with July 4th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President’s Day. Jerry hosts the party and based on his love of the filet mignon cheesesteaks, it’s safe to say he will be making the recipe for his guests.
While Chef Capon usually hosts a Super Bowl Party at his house, this year he will be attending the big game. Capon is a devout Giants fan, but will be rooting for the Carolina Panthers, while Jerry is rooting for the Broncos.
Check out the filet mignon recipe and let us know what you think of it. Leave us a comment and share what you will be doing for the Super Bowl this year. To view and print all Chef Capon’s recipes click on the image below.
Disclosure: Party Bluprints Inc. received a gift card for attending the JC Penny, however all opinions are expressly our own.