Two Knockout Super Bowl Recipe Dips- By Mark Crystal

Super Bowl Guacamole

5 avocados

4 small plum/roma tomatoes

1 bunch cilantro

1 sweet onion

1 lime

1-2 packs guacamole powder seasoning

opional: 3-4 oz real bacon bits

First chop onion to small pieces, dump in a bowl and submerge with apple cider vinegar and cover. While onions are marinating for the next 30-45 minutes: Cut tomatoes, clean out the gelatin/yellow inside and cut remaining to small pieces. Cut stems off cilantro and chop bushel into fine pieces. Cut and peel avocados and mash in a large bowl. Strain vinegar from onions and add chopped onions, tomatoes, cilantro and seasoning, and as a secret but optional item, add real bacon bits! Squeeze lime over and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serves about 10 people.




Mark’s btC3 (Bacon, Tomato, Corn-Crab-Cheese Dip)

1 ear/can corn,1-2 roma/plum tomatoes, 8 oz crab meat, a few cilantro stalks, real bacon pieces, butter, white wine, parmesan cheese, Old Bay, garlic salt.

Boil corn in water/milk mix, then shave kernels off (or use 1 can of kernels if not in season). Pull leaves off cilantro stems and chop up, cut up tomato. Melt 2 tbsp butter in saucepan, then add corn, crab meat, tomato, cilantro, 3 oz. shredded parmesan cheese, 2 oz. real bacon pieces. Sprinkle over a few shakes of Old Bay seasoning and garlic salt. Stir lightly for a minute on slightly higher than medium heat, then whisk in 3 shots of wine, add an add’l tbsp butter, stir for another two minutes. Add 2-3 tbsp flour to thicken it up, stirring in lightly until desired thickness is visualized. Optional: add a few drops of liquid smoke! Serve warm. Serves about 4-6 people.




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