Let’s face it– we’re all tired of wings and chili at Super Bowl parties. If you really want to impress your guests this year, try shaking things up with a seafood spread. We’ll link to a few of our favorite recipes below, but first here are a few tips and tricks to ensure everyone has a good time.
- Make sure to serve everything at the correct temperature. Keep your warm foods warm, and your chilled foods cold. Split your table to a hot and cold side to help keep things separated.
- Create individual serving and plating areas for each item and ensure each item has designated utensils. This can cut down on cross contamination of delicate flavors.
- Double check to make sure none of your guests have a seafood allergy.
As you’re beginning to plan your party, you may not know how much to order. Use these tips:
- What else are you serving? If you’re serving another heavy main, people may eat fewer oysters.
- Are your guests big oyster fans? Everyone should be, but it’s not a bad idea to ask before ordering.
- How long is the event? Parties are great for extended social eating. Make sure to keep your oysters coming out in batches and stored in a cool place until ready to serve.
Oysters are an incredible social eating experience. Being able to provide your guests with a limitless shuck and slurp session during your event is sure to keep everyone happy. If that’s the case, we recommend ordering a dozen per person. Our oysters come in several kits and can also be ordered by the bushel and half a bushel.
Need recipe ideas? Here’s a roundup of some of our favorites:
Pairing these recipes with thematic décor- be it team brand paper plates or your crazy uncle Tom’s football serving platter will bring your bowl party into the Super category. It’s also worth noting that Super Bowl parties in general are centered around social eating and grazing rather than a meal service. As you’re planning, make sure to create avenues and opportunities for your friends to snack during the whole game. Try starting with lights snacks at kick off, bringing out more substantial items at half time and then tapering back off during the second half.