Playoff season has begun which means tailgate season has started as well. Whether you visit your home team’s stadium or watch the game at home, tailgating is an important part of the football ritual. This season, Otto and the Otto Wilde Team want to pay tribute to all the dedicated tailgate grillers out there – respect. Tailgating is an art. It’s an art of planning, execution and delivery – much like those plays your team is running on the field. Otto has put together a 2019 football playoff easy tailgate food guide full of recipes and tips to hack your way through this season of playoff and Super Bowl tailgating.
Tailgate Essential: Your Playoff Tailgate Food Guide
Besides the classic burgers and steak sandwiches, Otto has put together a list of some easy finger-licking, tailgate-grilling, finger food. Don’t make it too complicated: Easy. Delicious. Mostly meat. And a creative name is always worth the kick! This tailgate season, grill some tasty Super Bowl snacks with these playoff tailgate recipes.
1. Strip Tease: NY Strip Steak Recipe
You’re at a football game, and the only strip you’ll get is the tease of a NY strip steak. And the smell of a perfectly cooked steak will surely tease the friends around you. This is the perfect grill cut to share with your fellow fans. You can buy a nice sized roast and grill it to perfection in just minutes. Make sure to check out Otto’s NY strip tease (sorry, steak) recipe and be sure to incorporate the Maillard reaction for intense flavors.
2. Sweet Pots: Sweet Potatoe Fries Recipe
For a high-quality dish that is easy to prepare and more enjoyable to eat, grill up some sweet potato fries. Simply slice them the day before so you have them all prepared, cover them in coconut oil and grill away. This is the recipe for all the know-how when it comes to perfectly grilled tailgate snacks like sweet potato chips.
3. Tailgate Tails: Grilled Shrimp Recipe
A favorite tailgate food are the ones with tails. Easily grill up some shrimp tails with this quick and easy prawn recipe. No need for cleaning beforehand – make it a delicious mess. Stick them on a twig of lemongrass for an easier way to enjoy those tails.
And if you really want to impress your fellow fans, pull out a whole fish and slap it on your grill. Just a warning here: make sure you bring your fish in a cooler so as it doesn’t heat up and spoil. No one likes the ripe smell of spoiled fish.
4. Meatballs Recipe: on the Field & the Grill
Here’s an easy one. Skewer a few meatballs onto a stick and grill them up. A great crowd pleaser because they are easy to pick up with your fingers and enjoy. Otto likes his meatballs with an Asian fusion. Check out his teriyaki recipe for meatballs on a stick.
5. Chop-lickin’ Chops: Lamb Chops Recipe
Here’s a way to turn tailgate grilling gourmet. Bring along some lamb chops and wow the flavors with a rosemary and garlic marinade. You can set the chops in the marinade the night before and let it stew up until your grill is fired up and ready. The smell of this one will turn heads and water their chops.
Make tailgating a German feast: