The SFunk Thanksgiving Essential Mix(es)

About the music: It’s Thanksgiving, we here at Sandwich Funk are not going to try and tell you what to make, thats for tradition to decide. We are however going to tell you what to listen to while you make it. We have assembled over four hours of the best cooking chunes we could muster. To get a little idea of what your in store for, check out the tile mosaic of who we are featuring, along with a little write up about all of the music listed below.

 

We start things off with Snoop Dogg’s “Tekno Euro Mix.” Now you may be thinking to yourself, that’s just about the strangest way to get me in the mood for turkey, but believe you me, prepare to expect the unexpected. This mix’s title, clearly a joke by snoopaloop, would probably make you think that you’re in for an hour of raging tech-house, but worry not my child, this mix contains nothing but sultry nu-disco jams to warm up our ear-pie.

After your body is all nice and loose after listening to the music stylings of the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg, we transition into a mix by a DJ duo called Libra Discotheque from Tel Aviv. This set is a live recording from a random set they preformed in the city, but that certainly doesn’t take away from its quality. The mix has a lot of soul and really sustains a great groove throughout its hour and forty-five minutes.

After Libra Discotheque does its thing we transition into an hour of music we selected to get you thinking about the things that matter most during Thanksgiving – friends, family and the funk.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving my funky friends. Now it’s time for me to get back to cooking this jive turkey!

Asparagus Snoop

About the music: You may not associate Snoop Lion with a hearty asparagus soup, but trust us, if he were here right now he would fully endorse this big fat bowl of greenery. We have supplied you with 10 of rap’s classic tracks to get you in the mood. Maybe it’s because we still want to feel like a thug while making soup, or maybe it’s because Snoop called me up and told me to do it. The truth is you will never really know, so press play, and understand the power of asparagus snoop.

Serves: 6
Prep time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:
3 bushels asparagus, ends trimmed and spears cut into 2″ pieces
5 cups low sodium chicken broth (or vegetable for the veg’s)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. dried basil
4-5 sprigs fresh parsley
sprinkling of grated parmesan (optional)

 

 

Directions:
First, pour yourself a nice Gin and Juice, like Snoop would do before making his asparagus soup. Heat olive oil in soup pot (must be big enough for all the asparagus!) over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onions and sauté until softened, about 2 minutes. Add asparagus pieces and sauté 8-10 minutes more to soften the vegetables, stirring frequently. Add chicken broth, salt, thyme, basil, and parsley, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 15-20 minutes or until asparagus is soft enough to purée. Remove from heat and transfer in batches to a blender or food processor. Purée the soup until smooth and return to the pot. Reheat and taste to adjust seasonings. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan, or olive oil and fresh parsley, or a sprinkling of these hot hip-hop beats.

This recipe is actually brought to you by our Funky Fam over at FancyFunk.  So head on over there to get into the real party!

Rump Shakin’ Romesco Sauce

About the music: Romesco sauce comes from the spanish peninsula so we thought it fitting to throw in a few songs to get your Spanish/Portugese juices flowing as you blend the ever living daylights out of these ingredients. With this mix there wasn’t too much rhyme or reason behind the song choice as my musical selections from that region are a little limited, but that doesn’t mean that these songs won’t put a healthy dose of skip in your step.

Serves: all of your saucing needs
Prep/cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
12 oz can of roasted red peppers
3/4 of a 12 oz can of diced tomatoes
1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 slice of toast
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp agave nectar or sugar
2 tbsp ketchup

 

 

 

This romesco sauce is really some of the best. It’s got a little kick to it and it’s extremely versatile complimenting your breakfast treats all the way up to your finest of dinners. To get things started toast up one slice of bread and throw it into a food processor…you’ll pick up on the theme pretty quickly in that everything is about to end up pureed in the food processor. Next drain the red peppers and the diced tomatoes and throw them in the food processor as well. To make things nice and easy, take all of the rest of the ingredients and toss them in that food processor of yours as well. Once everything is ready to be pureed, turn that puppy on and puree the shit out of it. After everything is nice and blended taste for spice and sweetness and adjust to your liking.

Yup, it’s that simple!