Three Reasons to Cook this Weekend

with Stephanie Bullen
Chief Flavor Advisor
February 5, 2016
Tags: chinese new year game day mardi gras recipes super bowl

Throw the resolutions out the window—this weekend is a food lover’s dream! In case you didn’t know, the coming days are a triple play (or bypass!) of delectable dishes. We kick it off with the big game on Sunday, followed by the Lunar or Chinese New Year on Monday, and cap it off with Fat Tuesday. We know you probably don’t need an excuse to cook but these three special days are certainly reasons to try a new recipeor three!

Super Bowl 50 (Sunday, February 7)

Sunday is the BIG GAME. With a friendly rivalry (and wagers) between the Savory Spice Carolina and Denver stores, we’ve included a BBQ recipe to represent each team...may yours be the winner!




Chinese Lunar/New Year (Monday, February 8)

The New Year is a cause for celebration. Noodles symbolize long life and fish represent prosperity (the word for fish sounds very similar to the word for abundant), so we’ve included a nod to each. It’s the year of the monkey, so bananas make for the perfect sweet finish.

  • Singapore Noodle Salad: This curry-inspired shrimp and pork noodle dish is great for a warm dinner and even better for a cold leftover lunch.
  • Lemon Pepper Grilled Trout: Couldn't be easier to rub a whole fish with lemon pepper and throw it on the grill. A little burst of sunshine in the middle of winter.
  • Grilled Spiced Sugar Bananas with Spiced Nuts: You can grill these or sear them on the stovetop. They're so delicious and easy and they make an impressive dessert.



Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 9)

Laissez le bon temps roulez with these southern and New Orleans inspired dishes. We have savory recipes as well as sweet indulgences – all fit for a ready-to-party crowd!


What are some of your favorite special holiday recipes? Submit them to our test kitchen so we can share them with our Savory Spice friends and family.


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