Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis is just days away. And even though the Seahawks are not in the big game, fans around the Puget Sound are gearing up for a party on Sunday. KING 5's Christie Johnson caught up with tailgating champions from both Hawk One and Hawk Strong to get tips on what to serve at your party.
"Food is absolutely critical. You can't go to a party and just have chips and dips and nothing else. You gotta have a wide variety and you want to have some fun with it too," said Geoff Tamman, champion tailgater.
The key to a good party is variety.
"You have to go through the entire day. We have homemade cinnamon rolls. We have bacon, we have breakfast burritos. Then as you're getting ready and the pre-game shows are going on, you have little nibbles like bacon wrapped shrimp. And then as kick-off approaches, you have the main dish - the salmon," said Mark Demaray, champion tailgater.
Both Geoff and Mark competed in last year's Bing National Tailgating Championship at the Super Bowl in Dallas and placed in the top three.
Geoff and Mark shared what they planned to serve this Sunday during the Super Bowl festivities.
Bacon Wrapped Prawns
Fresh prawns with the tail on
Wrap half a piece of bacon around one prawn. Thread the skewer through the prawn (soak the skewers in water so they don't start a fire). Cook about 4-5 minutes on each side until prawns are pink. Serve.
4 cans of beer
1 large onion, sliced
Brown brats on the grill. At the same time sauté onions and peppers. Once browned, combine the onion, peppers, and brats with the beer in a disposable roasting pan and let sit for a couple of hours. If you like, place the brats back on the grill for a couple of minutes to crisp. Serve.
Fresh fillet of salmon
Place salmon on tin foil. Place pats of butter around the salmon, lay onion slices on top of the butter, and place the lemon slices on top of the onion. Squeeze fresh lemon over the entire dish. Place on the grill in foil until flaky. Serve.