TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - The world anxiously awaits the outcome of the
month long global soccer celebration and this weekend we will know which
country clinches the golden trophy. In anticipation of the final game
celebrations, Chef Michael P. Clive has come up with some delicious,
easy-to-execute recipes and ideas to add flavour to your own
celebrations at home.
"Theming your menu for a get together like these final soccer games is
easy. Have fun with names of dishes and play with colour," explains Chef
Michael P. Clive. "With it being summer the grill is an obvious choice
especially with three of the final four teams being from countries known
for their love of the grill."
Chef Clive has teamed up with Rickard's to come up with some
beer-inspired easy-to-execute recipes and tips for preparing your own
final four inspired menu.
A Feast for the Finals:
Spaniards versus the Dutch and Chef Clive has come up with some tasty
selections that will easily pair together or can also be served apart
depending on your loyalties.
The Oranje are proud and now they've
clinched an opportunity to play in the final game. Celebrate with an
easy Dutch favourite and create your own sea of orange. Celebrate goals
with a refreshing Rickard's White, garnish with a slice of orange to
show your Dutch pride.
Vlaamse Frites aka Fries and Mayo
The Dutch eat French fries with pretty much everything so it would be
fitting to include them in your Dutch themed feast.
The instructions are simple: Prepare french fries as
you like them. The Dutch like to eat their fries in a cone of paper so
purchase some cone shaped cups and put the fries in the cups. Create a
mayonnaise dip with a bit of kick by squeezing some lime and adding
chili powder. Put a dollop of mayo on the fries and you're ready for
Take orange vegetables like carrot sticks, orange peppers and tomatoes.
Arrange them on a plate and include a vegetable dip with a twist of
citrus from Rickard's White.
Rickard's White Oranje Veggies and Dip
Simply whisk together
the following into a medium sized bowl:
4 tbsp (60 mL) of your
favourite ranch dressing
2 tbsp (30 mL) of Rickard's White beer
tbsp (30 mL) of sour cream
Squeeze of lime juice
There will be no siestas for Spanish soccer lovers this
Sunday. To keep the party going create a platter of chorizo, olives,
almonds and red and yellow veggie skewers. In Spain they like to eat
tapas or small plates, so create a spread of different foods for guest
to choose from. To further add colour to your meal offer guests a red
beer, such as Rickard's Red.
Rickard's Dark Veggie Marinade
Mix the following ingredients together:
1 bottle of Rickard's Dark
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
2 minced garlic cloves
(20 mL) chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp (5 mL) maple syrup
(2.5 mL) sea salt
Chop and marinate red and yellow vegetables for
Slide each vegetable onto a bamboo skewer alternating
Grill until fork tender and slightly caramelized.
Chorizo with Olives and Almonds
Grill Chorizo sausages and arrange onto a serving skillet along with the
Drizzle with the remaining marinade and serve
with stuffed olives and smoked almonds.
Great Food is the
Die-hard soccer fans will ensure they
are watching as Germany and Uruguay face off for the consolation final.
Nothing says Germany like beer and bratwurst
sausages. To add a boost to your sausage meal, create an easy dip with
hint of Rickard's Dark.
Grill Bratwurst sausages and prepare the following ingredients for a
tangy mustard sauce:
Whisk together equal parts of Dijon mustard &
1 tbsp (15 mL) hot mustard powder
3 tbsp (45 mL) of
Serve alongside grilled brats and sauerkraut
Soccer is life in South America and so is red meat.
Celebrate Uruguay's 2010 soccer victories with a Uruguayan favourite the
chivito, or steak sandwich.
Rickard's Red BBQ Marinade
1/4 cup (59 mL) dried tart cherries
(45 mL) balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup (125 mL) cherry jam
(30mL) butter, melted
1 tbsp (15mL) lemon juice
1 tsp (5 mL)
1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
1 tsp (5 mL)
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) dried chili flakes
(2.5 mL) dried thyme
1 1/2 cup (360 mL) Rickard's Red (1 1/2 cups)
Mix all the ingredients together. Submerge your
favourite cut of steak into the marinade. After a few hours place the
steak on a searing hot grill. Stack steaks onto a thick white bun. Top
with your favourite garnishes and share with your fellow soccer fans.
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