Know what your weekend plans are yet? Chances are high that it’ll be filled with merrymaking. On Sunday, hundreds of millions of spectators across the country will be tuning in to the game—most of them either attending or hosting game day bashes. At the same time, billions of people around the world will be celebrating the Lunar New Year, ringing in the start of the Year of the Monkey.
If you plan to jump in on the revelry, don’t feel forced to choose one event over the other. Instead, partake in celebrating both festivities by combining the two to create an epic Asian-themed finger food feast. Bonus: You won’t have any dirty dishes to clean up, so you can keep all eyes on the score.
|Sriracha-Kaffir Lime Shrimp Skewers
In this quick-cooking recipe, a Sriracha-Kaffir Lime Rub adds a healthy dose of both heat and tang to plump whole shrimp.
|Vegetable Spring Rolls
Traditional Vietnamese spring rolls are made with shrimp and pork, but we love this vegetable-only version, which is made colorful thanks to red bell peppers, carrots, fresh herbs and avocado. If you’ve never made your own spring rolls, don’t worry: they’re incredibly simple to make yourself.
|Spicy Asian-Style Baby Back Ribs
It’s common to see baby back ribs slathered in barbecue sauce. For something a little bit different, coat ribs in an Asian marinade instead. This one is flavored with soy, sugar, lime, ginger and chiles.
|Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
This recipe is our test kitchen’s take on larb, a tangy, spicy Southeast Asian salad made with minced meat. Turn to our Thai Peanut Lettuce Wrap Starter to cut down even more on prep time.
|Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Grilling Sauce
Peanut-flavored chicken satay—a very popular street stall snack in Thailand—is the ideal finger food to consume while mingling with friends or keeping your eyes peeled to the screen.