Simple things to cook

Hi Folks-

Okay you have all received the wonderful menu of options for your holiday meals and if you’ve lost track of things here’s the link Holiday Offerings (we also have hard copies at the store :-). The link in the last email was apparently wonky…fixed now.

I am sitting in our make shift office in the kitchen while our living room floors are being refinished. Peter thought I was a little crazy for getting done so close to Christmas but we had the room almost emptied for painting and it made sense, I thought. It is a little aromatic and not quite as warm as we are used to, as the thermostat is in the living room. Going to look great though!

So simple things to cook during this busy season. I must admit to leaning towards fish whenever I can during the holiday, most of the classic treats are so rich and meaty. Cod in a greased baking dish with crumbled ritz crackers on top, 3-4 tbl of melted butter mixed with 1-2 TBL dried mustard drizzled over the fish. 400 for ten to fifteen minutes

Cod or haddock would work with this too, a cup of yogurt, one chopped tomato, capers and a little chopped onion and crumbled feta, coat the fish and bake. 400 ten to fifteen.

Last night we grabbed steaks, a side of spinach and scallops from the case and baked a potato, not a meal we have often but simple and delicious.

Salmon and a simple green sauce of parsley , garlic, cilantro, lemon juice, salt and pepper, maybe a bit of cumin and a touch of cayenne if you like a little warmth. Blend it all in the food processor (I love my little counter top version) and then drizzle in olive oil for the last bit. That and some Lundberg boxed risotto is pretty tasty.

Lots of great local vegetables at the store. 1000 Stone farm has greens here as much as they can along with radishes, carrots and beets. We just picked up a new local Sprout farm, Peace of Earth, very reasonably priced and delicious bits of bright green. Trouble free dining, locally!

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Striped Bass
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • 2+ Yellowfin Tuna
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Pemaquid oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

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