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Posted on August 20th, 2010 | Posted in New Products

New products for the week of August 16.

8.20 New Products

Recipe Thursday-Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Posted on August 19th, 2010 | Posted in Recipes, Side Dish

I love sweet potatoes and I love grilling so I went ahead and combined the two- grilled sweet potatoes. They did not disappoint my expectations!!  The flavor that the grill gives to all vegetables is so unique and appealing to my personal palate.  This was a fairly simple recipe, however the first step of boiling the potatoes did take longer than I expected…though it was well worth the wait!  I served these fries as a side to grilled Hippey Hot Dogs and fresh watermelon from a local roadside produce stand.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Serves 4

Ingredients

3 sweet potatoes, unpeeled
Kosher salt (CQS030)
2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
Pinch of cayenne pepper (CQC017)
1/4 cup canola oil (992013)
Ground pepper (CQP065)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

Method

Parcook the potatoes: Place in a pot of water and boil until fork-tender; let cool. Slice each potato lengthwise into eighths.

Preheat a grill to medium or place a cast-iron grill pan over medium heat. Mix 1 teaspoon salt, the lime zest and cayenne in a small bowl.

Brush the potato wedges with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until golden brown on all sides (including the skin) and just cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter; immediately season with the salt mixture and sprinkle with cilantro.

Recipe adapted from Bobby Flay’s recipe on Foodnetwork.com



Featured Product-Freda Deli Meat

Posted on August 16th, 2010 | Posted in Featured Product

Freda is the brand that this business was founded on. Barry Mellinger purchased a Freda Route in 1980 and the company and product lines grew from there.  Freda is a premium deli luncheon meat that is known for being the very best quality possible, for deli meats.  If you have not yet tried the Freda brand please feel free to ask for a sample. The more you know about luncheon meats the more you will appreciate Freda’s quality and value.  We pride ourselves on selling the best!

Freda Pepper Ham and All Breast Turkey Sandwich

Freda Pepper Ham, 1/2 round 5#, Item-#FRD108-2

New Products

Posted on August 13th, 2010 | Posted in New Products

New products for the week of August 9th.

8.13 New Products

Recipe Thursday-Summer in a Casserole

Posted on August 12th, 2010 | Posted in Casserole, Main Course, Recipes

This recipe was too good not to pass along and perfect because all of these Summer vegetables are in season right now!  I was able to pull 4 cups of ripe cherry tomatoes out of our garden, just before making this recipe Tuesday night.  Also, we still have our Portofino Pasta’s on special so you can utilize them in a new recipe.

Summer in a Casserole

Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients
2     bacon slices (KNZ2660) or olive oil (992055)
4     cups cherry tomatoes
3     garlic cloves, chopped (991057)
15   ounces ricotta cheese (775752)
8     ounces feta cheese (774392) or combination of goat and feta (775880)
3/4  cup whole milk
1     pound penne (991533)
1     large zucchini, cut into strips
1/2  cup chopped fresh basil
1     tablespoon salted butter (880025)
Grated Parmesan (LCF701)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp. Remove bacon, crumble and set aide. Add tomatoes to drippings and sauté over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes. Add chopped garlic. Cook 1 minute.
  3. Combine ricotta, feta and milk, stir well. In a large casserole dish, combine cooked pasta, bacon, tomatoes, zucchini, cheese mixture, and basil. Dab with butter. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Cover and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly, cook uncovered for an additional 5 minutes to brown the casserole.

Recipe from Relish Magazine, Photo features gemelli pasta

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