It’s Friday before the Super Bowl, and we are wrapping up our appetizer countdown to the big game. But before we do…it’s time to feature a San Francisco-inspired appetizer that will look great on your gameday appetizer table! Actually, today’s feature will include 4 different bite-size bits, and all of them are quite simple to make.
What sort of food do you think of when you think about San Francisco? Some might say Rice-a-roni. Others might suggest sourdough bread. But did you know that San Francisco is also home to Columbus Foods…a company that has been making different styles of artisan salami for almost 100 years! Each of today’s appetizers includes various products made by Columbus. Enjoy!
Bruschetta is an incredibly simple appetizer to make, and it typically uses a piece of toast as the base. However, this version uses pieces of salami that have been crisped in the oven. Incredibly easy to make…and even easier to eat!
Salami Jalapeno Poppers
For this recipe, I crumbled up pieces of salami that had been crisped in the oven and used them to finish these delicious jalapeno halves.
Pigskin Salami Bites
These bite-sized treats are easy to make, and kids love to help pipe the laces onto the “footballs”!
Tip: An easy way to cut football shaped pieces is to cut a round piece using a round cookie cutter. Then cut approximately half of the round off using the round cookie cutter again. This should leave you with a small football-shaped piece!
Tip: Save any salami scraps that you might have from this recipe…they are great toppers on jalapeno poppers or homemade pizza!
Turkey and Swiss Mini-Paninis
Since San Francisco is also famous for its sourdough bread, I used sourdough for these mini-paninis. (If you like to bake, stay tuned to Spiced in the next couple of weeks as we are planning a post on making your own sourdough bread!)
In addition to their artisan salami, Columbus also has sliced deli-meat. I used the Honey Roasted Turkey Breast for these, and they turned out great!
Even though Columbus Salame is based out of San Francisco, their products can be found all over the country. I live in upstate New York, and I was happy to discover that several stores in the area carry Columbus products! Check out their store finder.
Disclosure: Columbus Foods provided product for this post, but all opinions expressed are those of the author.