Friday, June 24, 2011

Pork Grilling Steaks Recipe

Wondering what is as good as a pork chop on the grill and is a GREAT $ VALUE?

Pork Grilling Steaks - cut from the ham. $5.50/lb
Here's how we cook them:

Marinade for 2 hours or more in: Olive Oil, Worchestershire, Minced Garlic, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper and Dill. Grill for about 10 min or so on each side. Don't overcook or it will dry out.

Additional Specials for Farmer's Markets 6/25/2011

Tomorrow at Farmer's Markets we still have June specials plus these extra specials. We look forward to seeing you.

Sausage and Bacon Special: $18.99

1 Hot (Bulk or Link)
1 Mild (Bulk or Link)
1 Bacon

Grill Box B: $19.99

1 Polish Sausage
1 Smoked Sausage w/ Bell Pepper & Onions
1 Gr. Beef

Grill Box C: $18.99

1 Pork Ham Steak (4 grilling)
1 Hot Italian Sausage
1 Sweet Italian SausageSee more

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Favorite Beef Stew Recipe

• 2-3 lbs beef stew (I prefer sliced Beef Shanks for the bone marrow)
• 3 TBSP olive oil
• 2 TBSP butter
• 1 large onion, diced
• 1 TBSP diced applewood bacon pieces
• 2 garlic cloves, mashed
• 1 1/2 TBSP of flour
• One 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 tsp pepper
• 2 bay leaves
• 1 TBSP fresh rosemary, chopped
• 3/4 tsp of thyme
• 2 anchovies
• 1 stalk celery chopped
• 10 sprigs fresh Italian parsley, just leaves
• 1/2 cup dry white wine
• 2 cups beef broth (preferably homemade)
• 3 carrots sliced into ½ inch pieces
• 3 large potatoes, cubed
• 1 green bell pepper, sliced in strips

You can cut the beef stew into pieces before cooking but I prefer to let it cook off the bone and fall apart.

Place butter and olive oil into a heavy bottomed pan or braising pot over medium heat. Add beef cubes, applewood bacon pieces, and onion. When beef is browned and onions are translucent add the garlic and sprinkle the flour over all. Stir the mixture until the flour is absorbed.

Add the diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, bay leaves, rosemary, thyme, anchovies, celery, parsley, white wine and beef broth. Simmer for one hour. Cover not quite completely with a lid and continue cooking at a low simmer for an additional hour.

Add the carrots, potatoes and bell peppers. Simmer the stew until the potatoes are done: approximately 1 hour.

Add a little more salt to taste at the end of cooking. Add a little more beef broth if you want the stew a little thinner.

The secret ingredient is anchovies which you don't end up tasting in the stew but they add a real complexity of flavor to the stew.

Like most stews this one is best the second day after allowing the flavors to meld.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kofta Kebabs - (Ground Beef)

A very aromatic recipe. You'll love the smell and the taste. Serve with Greek yogurt, flatbread, lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes that are coming out of the garden now.

4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound ground beef
3 tablespoons grated onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
28 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

1.Mash the garlic into a paste with the salt using a mortar and pestle or the flat side of a chef's knife on your cutting board. Mix the garlic into the beef along with the onion, parsley, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper, ginger, and pepper in a mixing bowl until well blended. Form the mixture into 28 balls. Form each ball around the tip of a skewer, flattening into a 2 inch oval; repeat with the remaining skewers. Place the kebabs onto a baking sheet, cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or up to 12 hours.
2.Preheat grill to medium and oil grate to keep kebabs from sticking
3.Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until the beef has cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 6 minutes for medium.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June Farm Specials

1 Whole Chicken
1 Applewood Ham (3.5-3.75 lb) – great for making Ham sandwiches for the family
1 pack Ground Beef
1 pack Mild Link Pork Breakfast Sausage
1 pack Smoked Polish Pork Sausage
1 pack Apple wood Smoked Bacon Pieces

1 Whole Chicken
2 package Skinless Boneless Breast
1 Pork Shoulder (3.5-4.5 lb) – perfect for BBQ
1 pack Hot Italian Pork Sausage (is not really too hot – my 5 year old eats it)
1 pack Sweet Italian Pork Sausage
1 pack Mild Bulk Breakfast Sausage
2 packs Ground Beef

LAMB BOX - $43.99
1 pack of Lamb Loin Chops (4 per package)
1 package of Sun-Dried Tomato Lamb Sausage
2 packages of Lamb Riblets (perfect for crockpot or soup)

Buy fifteen 1 lb packs of Ground Beef- Get 1 Chuck Roast (about 3-4 lbs) free

1 Boston Butt
5 lb Ground Beef
1 pack Hot Italian Sausage (Link) – my 5 year old likes it
2 pack Sweet Italian Pork Sausage (Link)

Five (1lb) packs of Ground Beef - $5.50/lb
Ten (1lb) packs of Ground Beef - $5.00/lb
Twenty Five (1lb) packs of Ground Beef - $4.00/lb

(Make your own big pot of stock. Just add vegetables and herbs, bring to a boil and then simmer all day, portion and then freeze. Much lower in sodium than store bought broth.)
1 package Chicken Backs
1 package Chicken Necks
1 package of Chicken Feet (Important for the collagen)

* Whole Chicken – By 2 or more for $3.99/lb, normally $4.50/lb
* Hot Breakfast Pork Sausage (Link or Bulk) - $5.00/lb (normally $6.00/lb), limited supply
* Beef Liver - $2.50/lb (normally $3.00/lb), limited supply
* Ground Raw Pet Food (2 lb packs) - $5.99 pack