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Spice Up the Big Game with Crosse & Blackwell®

Premium condiments kick game time entertaining up a notch

ORRVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regardless of which teams make it to the big game, one thing is certain: on Feb. 02, 2014 Americans will dig in to 30 million pounds[1] of snacks including chicken wings, potato chips, tortilla chips, pretzels and nuts.  For those looking to up their big game entertaining this year, turn to Crosse & Blackwell®, a line of versatile, high quality condiments to enhance the flavor of just about any dish – from appetizers and dips to meats and seafood.  While the British may not know much about American football, they have been using Crosse and Blackwell since 1706.

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Major Grey's Chutney, a flavorful medley of tropical fruits like mango, tamarind and lime, is a delicious appetizer when poured over cream cheese or served as a marinade for pork or chicken. Originally derived from Indian cuisine, the name 'chutney' comes from the word "chatnu," meaning "to taste."  Use it to create exotic Peanut Butter Jalapeno Poppers.

Rich and zesty Crosse & Blackwell Seafood Sauces are a simple way to make a big impression at the snack table. Made with choice ingredients like tamarinds, ripe tomatoes and pure ground horseradish, Seafood Cocktail Sauce and Shrimp Sauce are the ideal complement to succulent fresh seafood like shrimp, crab, lobster and oysters.  They can also be used to make family-friendly Fiesta Shrimp Appetizer.  

Adding vibrant flavor and gourmet flair to the simplest dishes is easy with Crosse & Blackwell Relishes, Capers and Cocktail Onions. These little jars pack a punch of texture, taste and flavor that will add a special touch to game day snacks and appetizers.

With Crosse & Blackwell products on hand, there's no reason why armchair athletes can't enjoy an exceptional food fest on every game day – no matter which team wins.

For more information and recipes, visit www.crosseandblackwell.com.

Peanut Butter Jalapeno Poppers

Ingredients
5 fresh jalapeno peppers seeded and chopped
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/3 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
2 tablespoons Crosse & Blackwell Major Grey's Chutney
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1 cup plain panko bread crumbs
1 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons minced fresh chives

Directions

  1. STIR jalapenos, cheese, peanut butter, chutney and Cajun seasoning in medium bowl until blended. Shape into 1/2-inch round balls.
  2. PLACE egg, flour and breadcrumbs into three separate small bowls. Coat each ball in flour, then egg and breadcrumbs. Chill on baking sheet 1 hour.
  3. HEAT 2 inches oil to 350° F in a 6-quart saucepan. Fry poppers 1 1/2-2 minutes each or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Season with salt.
  4. COMBINE sour cream and chives. Serve with poppers.

Fiesta Shrimp Appetizer

Ingredients
1 jar Crosse & Blackwell Zesty Shrimp Sauce
1 jar Crosse & Blackwell Seafood Cocktail Sauce
2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 pound cooked shrimp, chopped
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted & chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
1 jalapeño chile pepper, seeded & minced

Directions

  1. SPREAD cream cheese over large platter; top with shrimp sauce.
  2. SPRINKLE with remaining ingredients. Cover and chill until served.
  3. NOTE: Jalapeno peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.
  4. Try serving with colored tortilla chips for an elegant presentation.

About Crosse & Blackwell
The Crosse & Blackwell® brand has been a beloved British-style tradition since 1706. Our products reflect a sampling of England's great culinary influences: unique products with the finest ingredients, exotic recipes and robust flavor. Originally founded as West and Wyatt, the company was purchased in 1830 by Edmund Crosse and Thomas Blackwell. Today the Crosse & Blackwell brand is part of The J.M. Smucker Company family of products. For more information about the Company, visit www.crosseandblackwell.com.

©/TM The J.M. Smucker Company. Pillsbury is a trademark of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license.

[1] According to research by the Calorie Control Council (CCC) and Snack Food Association

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