So Sharon and I are each in a state of excitement and anticipation over the events of this weekend. Sharon is catering a wedding and is very excited about the food she’s preparing. She’s catering both the wedding itself and the rehearsal dinner the night before, and for the rehearsal dinner she’s preparing a barbecue. The two main entrees for the dinner are marinated grilled flank steak and skewers of grilled spicy shrimp. The feedback she’s received for both dishes has always been fantastic.
She’s found that the pasture-fed flank steak is superior to the commonly available, and in sourcing the beef she encountered a slight problem. She found that while she needs just eight pounds for her dinner, the flank steak she wanted is available only by the case, which is about 35 lbs. What to do with the other 27 lbs?? We’ll bring home five pounds or so and Alec will do the same, but that’s still a lot of flank steak. We’ve decided to proactively find people who are interested in a steak or two, (each steak is about 1.5 lbs and sells for $13.85/lb). The steaks will be in the case tomorrow. The surefire way to cook them is to marinate them in an italian dressing type marinate and then grill them as you would any other steak. Cooked rare or medium rare and cut delightfully thin, these are amazing. If you are feeling lazy like we do on Fridays, Sharon has some marinating in the meat case.
I, on the other hand, am in an extremely high state of excitement over my plan to go to Saratoga race track this weekend. I spent much of my summers going to Saratoga as a kid, and went regularly with my Dad until he passed away, about twelve years ago. I haven’t gone back since. I’m going with Katy and Alec and Chelsea and Sophia. All of us except Sophia remember going with my Dad and remember the intensity he brought to handicapping winners. It will be incredible to, in a way, relive those times. I’ve been smiling all week.
As for the fish tomorrow the only fish that’s new to the store, or close to it, is Hake. The Hake is dayboat caught, that is, caught off the MA coast the same day our suppliers buy it at the Boston Market – so it’s the very freshest available. We also have wild Alaskan King Salmon, as well as our Shetland salmon, and dayboat haddock, and North Atlantic swordfish. We’ll aso be offering littleneck clams and Sweetneck oysters from Martha’s Vineyard.
Fish arriving tomorrow:
- Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
- Alaskan King Salmon
- Dayboat yellow tail sole
- Sustainable Shetland Salmon
- Dayboat Haddock
- Icelandic Arctic Char
- 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
- 10/20 Dry Scallops
- Sweetneck oysters, Martha’s Vineyard
See you at the Store!
The Uncommon Market
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