Leela Storm's Suggested Pairings
- 🍺 Beer. Any beer.
Who doesn’t like nachos? So easy and versatile, and when you make them at home, you don't have to waste half of the plate because the chips go soggy. They're the perfect snack for filling up those weekend gaps when you don't want to spend much time in the kitchen.
When Sean’s belly is growling he tells me he needs a “crunchy snack,” and I think this fits the bill. It takes a bit of time smoking those delicious chicken thighs, but totally worth the wait. Plus, thighs have so much more flavor than breasts, so do yourself a favor and get a big pack of boneless thighs.
Since I’m not a fan of the nacho cheese sauce you get at a football game, I use a shredded blend from the supermarket. It tastes a hell of a lot better and doesn't have the chemicals that keep stadium cheese alive for months.
Crunchy Snack /ˈkrən(t)SHē/ /snak/ :
Sean's verbal acknowledgment that his belly is in need of sustenance. He's on "Team Leela" when it comes to snacks.
I usually smoke extra thighs so we can enjoy more nachos the next day. Or more likely, everyone munches through the first batch and I have to make more. Serve it with your favorite homemade or jarred salsa. Perfect for game day. Go Steelers!
Mexican Crema drizzled on top just makes these nachos extra special. It's a milder and less thick version of American sour cream. But you can always use sour cream if it's all you have.
- On the patio, you're definitely in Steelers Country.
- On occasion, this is dinner - and Leela is ok with that as long as I grill her a thigh, too.
- If you don’t have a smoker, just grill those thighs.