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Snack Like a Champion! CBC Playoff Party Recipes


No matter your team, or where you'll be cheering them, hockey fans will be watching the playoffs this weekend. has all the info on where and how to watch the action, but for what to eat between goals, turn to CBC chefs.

Snack like a champion with these recipes from In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita, Best Recipes Ever and Steven and Chris.


-- In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita

Mini Meatball Sliders
Garnished with fresh basil, mozzarella and a creamy but zingy red pepper sauce, these meaty mini burgers are as colourful as one of Don Cherry's blazers. Get the recipe from In The Kitchen with Stefano Faita.

-- Best Recipes Ever

Peameal Bacon Sliders
The only thing more Canadian than a hockey game has got to be bacon. Best Recipes Ever turns the breakfast meat into a game-day slider, and make sure to grill it all up in the recipe's special maple syrup glaze. Consider it an extra-delicious tribute to the Leafs.
(Get the recipe.)

-- Steven and Chris

Ultimate Veggie Burger
Here's another reason to stay home and watch the game: no sports bar can make a veggie burger like this. For snacking, try making Steven and Chris's favourite chickpea/brown rice patty into sliders.
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-- Steven and Chris

Super Seedy Chicken Bites
Any other hockey night, you'd order a bucket of chicken. Don't be that guy. This recipe for zesty fried chicken from Steven and Chris is just as tasty, but get this: no bones! And the batter, which is jazzed up with sesame, sunflower, flax and hemp seeds, is actually kind of good for you. An added bonus: play table-top hockey with the toothpicks once you've polished off the plate.
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-- In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita

Matchstick Fries with Crispy Shallots
So you're making one (or two or three) of our suggested slider recipes. Remember: burgers are to fries as pucks are to sticks. These crispy matchstick-sliced potatoes courtesy In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita definitely top a game night bag of chips.
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-- In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita

The Best Cheese Sticks

Chef Stefano Faita calls them a "top-scoring snack for sports fans," though you might keep gorging on these gooey/crunchy morsels way into the off season. Take your pick of cheese - mozzarella, emmental, provolone, fontina - and follow Faita's fry-up instructions for the win.
(Get the recipe.)

-- Best Recipes Ever

Vegetable Skewers with Pesto Butter
NHL all-stars eat their Wheaties. And probably their veggies, too. Best Recipes Ever has instructions for how to assemble the perfect savoury veggie skewer: a pepper and zucchini combo grilled up with basil pesto.
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-- In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita

Shrimp Kabobs with Roasted Red Pepper Dip
You've already fired up the grill for those veggie skewers, so throw some shrimp on there, too. Try In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita's recipe for shrimp kabobs with roasted red pepper dip, a quick combo you can whip up between periods.
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