In honor of our first annual Halloween Bash on Nov. 2nd, we are sharing a week-long film food series highlighting spooky recipes that are inspired by our favorite Halloween movies.
Today we pay homage to two classic scary/slasher flicks: The Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Synopsis CBL: A scientific expedition along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.
Snopsis TCM: Driving through the backwoods of Texas, five teenagers pick up a traumatized hitchhiker, who slashes both himself & one of the five friends. Shaken by the incident, the group seeks help from the locals, but their situation becomes even more surreal when they knock on the door of a remote homestead. It’s quickly apparent that the residents are a family of inbred psychopaths, and the unlucky teenagers suddenly find themselves running for their lives. In hot pursuit is a disfigured, chainsaw-wielding cannibal known as Leatherface.
*BURGER from the Black LEGUME Slider Recipe:
-3 12oz cans of black beans, rinsed and divided
-Small onion, minced
-Fresh poblano pepper, minced
-1 Tbl garlic powder
-1 tsp cumin
-1 tsp chili powder
-1 tsp salt
-¼ cup soy sauce
-1 tsp black pepper
-quinoa, cooked according to package directions
-Egg (if needed)
-Oil for cooking
-Martin’s dinner rolls (12 per pack)
Sauté onion and poblano until fragrant and caramelized. Add two cans of black beans and seasonings. Cook on medium heat, and mash with wooden spoon when soft/tender. Remove from heat. Stir in third can of black beans and quinoa. Mixture will be sticky and thick enough to shape into small patties. If needed, add an egg to help hold the mixture together. Make patties and set aside on parchment paper. Add oil to skillet on medium heat and sauté each side until crisp/browned (oil is needed to help brown the patties since there isn’t much fat in them). Top with Texas Chainslaw Massacre and serve on buns. Makes 24 sliders.
*Texas ChainSLAW Massacre Recipe:
-Half head of napa cabbage, washed and sliced into thin strips
-4 red beets, washed, boiled and sliced into matchsticks (we used candy cane beets)
-1 bunch radishes, washed and sliced into matchsticks
-½ cup vinegar
-½ cup salt
-½ cup sugar
Mix ingredients and let sit at least 30 min. Serve over sliders.
*Recipe brought to you by BigBite friends, Jess & Kap!