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Next Sunday is the "Big Game" between our Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. It is estimated that at least half of the entire U.S. population will watch at least part of the game – that's over 155 million people! And what do most people do while watching the Super Bowl – they chow down!
A few fun facts to share with your friends and family:
The Super Bowl is the second largest "food day" during the year, with the top spot going to Thanksgiving. Most Americans double their daily calories on Super Bowl Sunday compared to any other day.
According to the Snack Food Association, Americans will eat 33 million pounds of food in one day.
31 percent of game-watchers will order delivery or take-out.
The average game-time eater will consume 1,200 calories in four quarters plus halftime.
One out of 12 Super Bowl watchers is there only to watch the commercials, and it's estimated they consume more calories than others out of sheer boredom.
And while chicken wings, pizza and beer sales skyrocket on this unofficial holiday dedicated to football and food, we hope you will consider inviting Motts Channel Seafood to the party.
Shrimp cocktail, an oyster roast or even fresh crab dip are sure to be a hit with any crowd.
Need inspiration for your contribution to the party table? Click hereto view Mr. Food's 19 fast and easy seafood appetizers. And best of luck to our own Carolina Panthers!
Super Bowl 50 is in San Francisco. Cioppino is San Francisco's signature dish, but seafood lovers everywhere will keep this recipe close to their hearts.
Recipe Credit: Coastal Living
Photo Credits: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Ginny Branch
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
4 cups seafood broth, chicken broth, or clam juice
1/2 pound Motts Channel Seafood squid, bodies sliced into 1/4-inch rings and tentacles halved (optional)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1. Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook 7 to 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in bay leaves and next 5 ingredients. Cook 2 minutes.
2. Stir in broth and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.
3. Stir in clams and white fish; cook 5 minutes. Stir in shrimp, crab, and squid, if desired. Cook 5 minutes or until seafood is opaque and clams open wide. (Discard any that do not.)
4. Ladle cioppino into bowls, and top with chopped parsley. Serve with sourdough bread.
When you want to enhance the flavor of your fresh fish or seafood meal but are short on time, we recommend and sell a wide variety of Ashman's sauces and marinades.
Made in Virginia, we have sampled every one of these flavor combinations and deem them worthy of some shelf space in your refrigerator. Give them a try!
Noreen Tompkins will receive a $25 gift certificate for her next fresh fish and seafood purchase. Next time you are in don't forget to drop your business card or write down your email address and drop it in our fish bowl. You could be our next winner!
Contest Ends Sunday! Follow us on Pinterest and win! Soon we will be giving away Motts Channel Seafood visors to five of our new Recipe Board Followers.
No purchase necessary to win! Click hereto see our Board!
Get ready for a unique 10K course that begins in Wrightsville Beach Park, circles underneath the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge and over the Causeway to the magnificent view of Banks Channel along Waynick Boulevard. Runners can enjoy waterway views through most of the course. So, wear your red, white, and pink and bring your Valentine for the Wrightsville Beach Valentine 10K!
Proceeds from the race will benefit Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation’s events and activities that are provided free to the community including concerts and movies in the park, Bark in the Park canine disc championships, and the sand wheelchair program.
Calling all New Hanover High School Alumni and Sports Fans!
Baseball season is almost here! We invite you to become a Wildcat 100 Sponsor. With you $100 donation you receive two season tickets to all junior varsity and varsity baseball games, PLUS your name (or company name) will be included on a large banner that will hang on the Sharks dugout at Legion Stadium. For more information please call Alison at 910-520-5949.
Come see why Star News readers have voted us Best Seafood Market
for 2013 and 2014!