This winning lineup of snacks is sure to score big with sports fans.
Sit back and enjoy the game with this better-than-bar-food snack from the "Hockey Food in Canada" story in the April, 2004 issue of Canadian Living. Hockey fans swarm shrimp, so you'll need enough for a crowd. This recipe works for up to 12 guests. Make the shrimp ahead and pop them into the oven between periods so you don't miss a bit of the action.
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Serve these warm pigs in blankets with barbecue sauce, smooth salsa or ketchup for dipping. Jonathan Millman, an avid road-hockey player and Toronto Maple Leafs fan, says, "These beat any game hotdog I've ever had."
Jamie Hodgson, art director of The Hockey News, says this half-metre-long sandwich, pretzels and beer make a hat-trick combination. Assemble the sandwich ahead, then put it in the oven when guests arrive. Serve on a cutting board with a serrated knife for guests to cut off according to their appetites.
Carb-conscious Brian Costello, senior special sections editor of The Hockey News, loves these sticky, meaty ribs and prefers them to the usual battered-and-fried snacks. Single-rib portions make for easy handling in the corner -- of the couch.
David Burgess, national account manager of The Hockey News, thinks that these would be great right from the oven during any sporting event. They'd give everyone energy to cheer on the home team. He admits, though, that while he may not make these for himself, it sure would be nice to have them made for him. Hint, hint.
Like Randy Green, advertising sales manager, the rest of The Hockey News staff loves chicken wings and beer. He especially enjoys the fact that these flavourful wings are baked (not greasy fried), saying, "They make a real nice snack between a doubleheader."