You can take the ordinary out of your hamburgers, hotdogs and finger foods on Super Bowl weekend and make them extraordinary with any or all of the delightful dipping sauce recipes that follow. All you need is elbow grease or a food processor. Once the work is done, seat back, relax and enjoy your well deserved accolades.
Green Goddess Dipping SauceMAKES ⅓ CUP
2 tbsp. parsley
2 tbsp. tarragon
2 tbsp. scallions
2 tbsp. chives
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp. crème fraîche
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS: Combine herbs in a food processor and blend until a smooth paste forms. In a bowl, combine mayonnaise with crème fraîche and vinegar. Add the paste to the mayonnaise mixture and stir to combine; season with salt and pepper. Great with fish dishes as well as crudites.
Parmesan Lemon DipMAKES 2 CUPS
1½ cups mayonnaise
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, mashed into a paste
Zest of 1 lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
DIRECTIONS: Stir all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. Great with crudités or as a salad dressing.
Chipotle Lime Mayo & Dipping SauceMAKES 1 CUP
2 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 teaspoon lime zest (about 1 lime)
1 chipotle pepper, chopped (in adobo sauce, I use Embasa brand in a can)
1 garlic clove, smashed and chopped
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 cup canola oil
DIRECTIONS: In a food processor, puree the egg yolks, lime juice, lime zest, chipotle pepper, garlic, salt and pepper until you have a very smooth mixture. Then, very slowly drizzle the canola oil in while the food processor is still running. Greats as a dip and on sandwiches.