Exclusive: Chef Tom Colicchio Reveals How To Prepare For The Super Bowl & What To Cook
It's that time of year again — the Super Bowl will air on Sunday, February 12, and if you don't know what to prepare, chef Tom Colicchio has some ideas in mind.
"Chicken wings are the number one food served during the Big Game. In fact, 1.5 billion chicken wings are served," the 60-year-old, who partnered with Do Good Foods, exclusively tells Morning Honey. "For the Sour Cherry BBQ Wings, it's a BBQ sauce but there's also sour cherries in it. We start with some garlic and ginger and onion and cook that way down."
In order to be prepared for the fun night, the TV personality has some tips in mind.
"Get plenty of ice and coolers so the beer is cold," he shares. "Make sure you have your list, make sure you know the dishes and get the shopping out of the way by Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Start prepping everything for the chicken wings once you get them out of the package and put them on a man. Then dry them out because that's how you will get nice and crispy. But get it all out of the way so that you're kind of assembling things. Then, you can spend time with your family and friends and have a good time as opposed to hanging in the kitchen the whole time."
This year, the Top Chef star won't be celebrating, as he has a busy weekend ahead with his family, but if he were hosting, he reveals what he'd serve. "I'm infatuated with these trash can nachos — they are a pretty good size and there's a bottom to them and you can fill the can with chips or whatever you're putting in there," he says. "Nachos, wings, chili — stuff you can eat pretty easily but also stuff you can make in advance."
In the meantime, Colicchio has some exciting projects coming up but he's happy to to talk about his partnership with Do Good Foods. "We do cook chicken, but what we do is we source surplus food that would normally get thrown in the garbage, end up in a landfill and create methane. We take all that food from supermarkets and then it's processed in our facility, where we turn it into a flavorless, odorless powder that has been turned into pellets," he explains. "Then, we supply our chicken growers with it and that's how we're raising our chickens for food that would normally get thrown in the garbage. We're making sure that food doesn't end up in a landfill and create methane. If you're concerned about the environment and you're concerned about your carbon footprint, and you're looking to reduce that simply by buying our chicken, you it's really easy."