Sunday, February 03, 2008

The Super Bowl Always Needs A Super Dip

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Somehow Super Bowl Sunday snuck up on me. I couldn't seem to remember when it was this year. (To my credit, I do know when Super Tuesday is, and its important in this state. Not that I can vote yet.) My family and I have no plans for this evening, other than watching the game, and my dad walked in the door just as the game started. Okay, that's not true. Because the game didn't start at five. I'm sitting here listening to the game as the Patriots run onto the field. The national anthem hasn't even been sung yet.

I can't remember what I'm saying because I'm also watching commercials, though they're mostly for fox shows it seems like. Though I will admit that the commercial for House did catch my attention.

Okay, the NFL Super Ad was also attention grabbing. But I'm not sitting here trying to report live about the Super Bowl.

It was to write about a peanut dip. I've made it before, possibly over the summer if not before then, and my mom even ate it. She's not a big peanut fan, except for sometimes. And it is super easy, just toss it all in a blender (or food processor) and blend until smooth, and serve with some veggies and maybe chips or crackers. I don't like my dip too sweet, so I cut down on the sugar, but the recipe its adapted from uses a lot more. Also, I kind of want to say soy sauce to taste because it depends on the peanut butter's saltiness.

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Spicy Peanut Dip
makes about a cup

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup silken tofu (I used "soft" tofu today because I accidentally bought the wrong kind, and it works fine)
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, crushed

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend (or process) until smooth. Serve with crudite. It keeps for about two days in the fridge.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Oh that looks delicious! What a great idea for a dip.