Every year for the Academy Awards we share fun themed recipes called ‘Oscar Night Bites’. This year Jodi decided to pass this job off to Sam who was more than eager to put his take one it. Below are all the movie themed foods and recipes he’s decided to share. Easy to make, fun to eat.


Moonlight Mix 

(made for the oscar nominated film, Moonlight)

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a large roasting pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix crispy corn and rice cereal, slivered almonds and toasted, chopped pecans.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and mix with dark corn syrup and light brown sugar. Pour the mixture over the crispy corn and rice cereal mixture. Stir and shake to coat all the nuts and cereal.
  4. Pour the coated mixture into the prepared roasting pan. Stirring approximately every 15 minutes, cook 1 hour in the preheated oven. Cool on wax paper, and store in airtight containers.

Manchester by the Sea Scallops

(made for the Oscar nominated film, Manchester by the Sea)

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, oregano, thyme and lemon pepper. Roll scallops in flour mixture until lightly coated on all sides.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet or frying pan over high heat. Add 4 scallops to the pan and sear on all sides (about 2 minutes for each side). After turning scallops, add 1 tablespoon parsley and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Remove scallops from pan and place on a plate in the oven to keep warm until ready to serve.
  3. Repeat until remaining scallops are cooked, tossing each batch with parsley and lemon juice.


Hell or High Watercress Salad

(made for the Oscar nominated film, Hell or High Water)

  1. Combine cucumbers and watercress in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the honey, vinegar, and water together.
  3. Pour over salad and toss well to combine.
  4. Season with dill and salt and toss salad again.

Hacksaw Ribs

(made for the Oscar nominated film, Hacksaw Ridge)

  1. Season ribs with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour water into slow cooker. Layer the ribs into the slow cooker. Top the ribs with onion and garlic.
  3. Cook on High for 4 hours (or Low for 8 hours).
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Transfer ribs to a baking sheet. Discard onion and garlic. Coat ribs with barbeque sauce.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until the sauce caramelizes and sticks to the meat, 10 to 15 minutes.


Lionaise Potatoes

(made for the Oscar nominated film, Lion)

CLICK HERE for more ‘Oscar Night Bites’ from previous years. 


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