Friday, February 3, 2012

Food for the Big Game!

So who is your favorite team in the Superbowl this year?  Well, even though we live in New Jersey, and from New York City, my Hubby doesn't like the Giants, so he won't be routing for them.  I know, how could he!  But that doesn't mean we won't WATCH the game, and have delicious food. 

We are going to a friends house this year to celebrate the game, and it will be a fun-fill "food party". There will be a lot of food at this party, and I am looking forward to it, but I've been on this diet, ugh, I know, so it will be a hard one for me!  But I am STILL making my Stromboli for the party. 

I love making Stromboli, it's easy, and if you know how to make your own Pizza Dough, then it's so easy!  I am also bringing Mexican Caviar, you can find the recipe HERE, it's easy, fresh, low CARB, and low CAL, and delicious.  What are you all making for the Superbowl?  I'm sure something YUMMO!

Stromboli - makes 2

Cheese (any kind you like, I use Provolone, Mozzarella, and Swiss and just enough to cover the center of the dough
Pepperoni - just enough to cover the center of the dough
Ham - just enough to cover the center of the dough
Salomi - Just enough to cover the center of the dough
1 Green Pepper chopped
1 Red Pepper chopped
1 large Onion chopped
1 lb of Ground Italian Sausage Sweet or Hot, whatever you like
1 egg and 1 TBS water for egg wash
Recipe for my Pizza Dough you can find here!

In a skillet over med heat, brown the ground up sausage, I don't use links in this recipe. At the store you can find ground up Italian Sausage right by the Links of Sausage.  So brown up the sausage until no longer pink, then DRAIN ALL THE FAT!   Put back in the skillet, and the onions, and peppers. Saute until the veggies are soft. Let this cool, or do it the day before and keep in the frig.

Ok, so you just read how to make the Pizza Dough for the Stromboli, easy right?  Or if you don't want to make it homemade, then just buy 2 loaves of pizza dough, let them sit at room temp for about 1 hour on a floured cutting board, this will make them elastic, and so easy to roll out with YOUR HANDS!!!  I never use a rolling pin. 

with all the fixings!

With your HANDS form the dough into a rectangle, in the center of the dough start layering all the meats and cheese, and cooked, but COOLED, sausage, onions, and peppers.  Starting at the longest side of the dough start rolling the dough up, this is called a Jelly Roll, be careful you don't want the meats and cheeses to squeeze out. 
All rolled up and ready for the oven!
Pinch the seams together, and carefully transfer to a greased cookie sheet. Sometimes I form mine into a U-SHAPE, just easier to transfer that way.  Let rise for 20 minutes, and brush with egg wash.  Put into preheated 400 degree oven, and cook for 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a rack, cut with a serrated knife.  Serve with your favorite Tomato Sauce, or Honey YUMMO!

Cooling right out of the oven!


sally said...

Looks awesome Liz. What do you mean Dave is not rooting for the Giants!!!

Liz said...

Sally, my Hubby is a JETS fan...never Giants!!!!! :)

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