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Recipe Thursday-Sugar and Spice Skillet Roasted Duck Breasts

Posted on October 24th, 2013 | Posted in Main Course, Recipes, Supplier of the Month

Yummy! Another Supplier of the Month that gives me the opportunity to try an ingredient that I normally would not get to cook with. Maple Leaf Farms allowed me to cook duck for the first time! I chose a recipe that sounded error proof and ultimately was-Food & Wine’s Sugar-and-Spice Skillet-Roasted Duck Breasts. This recipe uses a variety of Moroccan spices that I would not immediately associate with duck, but the flavoring worked, and the sugar gave the duck breast skin the perfect crispy crust. I took Food & Wine’s recommendation and served the duck breast with buttered grits and braised kale which made it a perfect fall meal!

To view our Maple Leaf Farms October product specials click HERE.

Sugar and Spice Skillet Roasted Duck Breasts

Sugar-and-Spice Skillet-Roasted Duck Breasts

Photo from Food & Wine

Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients
2 whole star anise pods
1 teaspoon black peppercorns (CQP071, QT)
2 teaspoons sugar (991842, 50#)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (CQC065, QT)
1 teaspoon ground cardamom (CQC014)
Six 6-ounce boneless Pekin duck breasts, skin lightly scored in a crosshatch pattern (333001, 32/6OZ)
Salt (991862, 50#)

Method
Preheat the oven to 350°. In a spice grinder, grind the star anise pods and black peppercorns to a powder. Transfer the powder to a small bowl and stir in the sugar, cinnamon and cardamom. Heat a large ovenproof skillet. Season the duck breasts with salt and generously sprinkle them with the spice mixture. Add the duck breasts to the skillet, skin side down. Cook over moderate heat until the skin is browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Turn the breasts and cook for about 2 minutes longer. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake the duck breasts for about 5 minutes, until they are medium-rare. Transfer the duck breasts to a carving board and let rest for about 5 minutes. Thickly slice the duck, arrange the slices on plates and serve.

Recipe from Foodandwine.com

Seasonal Products

Posted on October 20th, 2013 | Posted in Seasonal Products

These seasonal products are now available!

Mince Meat Bomberger, 12/2#, Item#-S34032

Mince Meat 2013

Item # Description Pack
993013 APPLE CIDER-25/1PINT KAUFFMANS** 25/1PINT
993010 APPLE CIDER-4/1GAL KAUFFMANS** 4/1GAL
993012 APPLE CIDER-9/1QT KAUFFMANS** 9/1QT
993011 APPLE CIDER-9-1/2GAL KAUFFMANS** 9-1/2GAL
ICC0322 BREAD PUDDING-PUMPKIN** 1/5.5#
ICC0102 CHEESE DELIGHT-CRAN-APPLE J&A** 1/5.5#
ICC0107 CHEESE DELIGHT-PUMPKIN J&A** 1/5.5#
JL141 CREAM CHEESE-PUMPKIN 5# LCF 2/5#
ICC0155 DESSERT-PUMPKIN CRUMB MOUSSE J&A** 1/5.5#
S34024 MINCE MEAT BOMBERGER** 12/1.5#
S34032 MINCE MEAT BOMBERGER** 12/2#
S73030 MINCE MEAT BOMBERGER 1/30#
S44024 MINCE MEAT ERDMAN** 12/1.5#
S44032 MINCE MEAT ERDMAN** 12/2#
S63030 MINCE MEAT ERDMAN** 1/30#
GRF417 MINCE MEAT GROFF** 2/36OZ
GRF413 MINCE MEAT GROFF 1/12#
GRF414 MINCE MEAT GROFF 1/35#
GRF415 MINCE MEAT GROFF** 12/28OZ
900160 PEACHES-HALVES HEAVY SYRUP KIMES 24/28OZ
900150 PEACHES-HALVES LIGHT SYRUP KIMES 24/28OZ
900155 PEACHES-HALVES NO SUGAR KIMES 24/28OZ
900110 PUMPKIN BUTTER-KIMES 12/17OZ
ICC0302 TAPIOCA-CRAN-APPLE J&A** 1/8#
ICC0309 TAPIOCA-TROPICAL J&A** 1/8#

 

**All J&A desserts are special order items-Order by Monday for delivery after Wednesday

Featured Product-Pasta

Posted on October 20th, 2013 | Posted in Featured Product

We inventory a variety of Pastas! Below is our complete list of stocked and special order pastas.

Zerega-Small Rotini and Elbow Macaroni

Zerega Pasta Hometown

Napoli-Penne Rigate, Linguine and Ziti

Napoli Pasta Hometown Provisions

ITEM ID DESCRIPTION PACK SIZE
991523 BOW TIE-2/5# ZEREGA** 2/5#
991528 CAMPONELLI-16/1# BERILLA** 16/1#
CP714 CANNELLONI-VEAL 4OZ 2/5# CONTES** 2/5#
991540 CAPELLINI-20/1# NAPOLI 20/1#
991525 CHOW MEIN-NOODLES 6/24OZ** 6/24OZ
CWGA052 COUSCOUS-ISRAELI LG TSTD GRAIN 24/8.8OZ* 24/8.8OZ
991595 EGG NOODLE-BROAD 2/5# ZEREGAS** 2/5#
991573 EGG NOODLE-EXTRA WIDE 12/1# LITTLE BARN 12/1#
991587 EGG NOODLE-EXTRA WIDE BULK 2/5# LITTLE** 2/5#
991571 EGG NOODLE-FINE 12/1# LITTLE BARN** 12/1#
991572 EGG NOODLE-KLUSKI 12/1# LITTLE BARN** 12/1#
991569 EGG NOODLE-KLUSKI BULK 10# LITTLE BARN 1/10#
991567 EGG NOODLE-MEDIUM 2/5#** 2/5#
991583 EGG NOODLE-MEDIUM 6/1# LITTLE BARN** 6/1#
991576 EGG NOODLE-NO CHOL 6/1# LITTLE BARN** 6/1#
991582 EGG NOODLE-VEG MIX 6/1# LITTLE BARN** 6/1#
991574 EGG NOODLE-WHOLE WHEAT 6/1#LITTLE B** 6/1#
991570 EGG NOODLE-WIDE 12/1# LITTLE BARN 12/1#
991530 EGG NOODLE-WIDE 2/5# ZEREGA 2/5#
991584 EGG NOODLE-WIDE BULK 2/5# LITTLE BARN 2/5#
991536 ELBOW MACARONI-2/10# BESLEN** 2/10#
991566 ELBOW MACARONI-2/10# ZEREGA 2/10#
991541 FETTUCCINE-20/1# NAPOLI 20/1#
991591 FUSILLI-20/1# DE CECCO** 20/1#
991527 GEMELLI-20/1# DE GECCO** 20/1#
CPG113 GNOCCHI-HANDMADE ANGELAS 10/1# CONTES 10/1#
991560 GNOCCHI-POTATO 2/5# SEVIROLI 2/5#
CWNU1320 GNOCCHI-SWEET POTATO 6/9OZ** 6/9OZ
991520 LASAGNA-NOODLE RIBBED 12/1# 12/1#
991542 LINGUINE-20/1# NAPOLI 20/1#
991529 LINGUINE-BULK 2/10# NAPOLI 2/10#
991563 ORZO-12/1# BEVELINI** 12/1#
CPD1120 PASTA SHEETS-8.5×10.5 10# CONTES 10#/CS
558713 PASTA SHEETS-LASAGNA 10# SEVIROLI 1/10#
556840 PASTA SHEETS-LASAGNA CKD FRZ 10# CAESAR* 10#/CS
ILGD102 PASTA SPAETZLE-15/8.8OZ BAG GERMANY** 15/8.8OZ
991524 PASTINI-16/12OZ BARILLA** 16/12OZ
991538 PENNE RIGATE-20/1# NAPOLI 20/1#
991558 PENNE RIGATE-4/5# BULK DEL VERDE** 4/5#
991545 PENNE RIGATE-BULK 2/10# NAPOLI 2/10#
991559 PENNE RIGATE-WHOLE WHEAT 2/5# DAKOTA GR* 2/5#
991557 PERCIATELLI-#15 DE CECCO 20/1#** 10/1#
CWGA090 POLENTA-TIPIAK 12/17.6OZ** 12/17.6Z
991578 POT PIE SQUARES-12/12OZ LITTLE BARN 12/12OZ
991586 POT PIE SQUARES-BULK 2/5# LITTLE BARN 2/5#
559012 RAVIOLI-BUTTERNUT SQUASH 72/1.5OZ DP** 6/12CT
CPS10 RAVIOLI-CHEESE 4/5# CONTES 4/5#
559011 RAVIOLI-CHEESE BRD SQ 1/150CT ROTANELLI 1/150CT
CPF101 RAVIOLI-CHEESE GLUTEN FREE 6/12OZ CONTES 6/12OZ
558620 RAVIOLI-CHEESE JUMBO RND 100CT CAESAR** 1/100CT
558716 RAVIOLI-CHEESE MED 220CT ROTANELLI 1/220CT
CPG101 RAVIOLI-CHEESE MEZZA LUNA 10/15OZ CONTES 12/15OZ
CPH101 RAVIOLI-CHEESE MEZZA LUNA 64CT 2/5# CON* 2/5#
CP310 RAVIOLI-CHEESE RND CKD 2/5# CONTES 2/5#
558712 RAVIOLI-CHEESE SQ 200/2.5OZ LOMBARDO** 200/2.5Z
CP316 RAVIOLI-CHICKEN BROCCOLI RABE 96CT 7#** 7#/CS
CPG106 RAVIOLI-CRAB MEZZA LUNA 12/15OZ CONTES 12/15OZ
559017 RAVIOLI-CRAB OCEAN CITY 72/1.2OZ DP** 6/12CT
559013 RAVIOLI-FLORENTINE 72/1.2OZ DP* 6/12CT
559020 RAVIOLI-FLORENTINE/GOUDA/PINE NUT 1.2OZ* 6/12CT
559014 RAVIOLI-FOREST MUSHROOM 72/1.2OZ DP** 6/12CT
558711 RAVIOLI-LOBSTER JUMBO CKD 100/1.3OZ 3/2# 3/2#
559016 RAVIOLI-LOBSTER SEMOLINA PASTA 72/1.2OZ* 6/12CT
558850 RAVIOLI-LOBSTER SQ 1.75″ TALLUTOS** 1/10#
559021 RAVIOLI-LOBSTER SUPREME 72/1.2OZ DP** 6/12CT
558700 RAVIOLI-MEAT LARGE RND 2/5# SEVIROLI** 2/5#
558717 RAVIOLI-MEAT MED SQ 200CT CAESAR 1/200CT
CP315 RAVIOLI-MEAT RND CKD 2/5# CONTES 2/5#
558714 RAVIOLI-MEAT SQ 200/.62OZ LOMBARDO** 200/.62Z
559015 RAVIOLI-MOZZARELLA/SUNDRIED TOMATO/BAS** 6/12CT
558715 RAVIOLI-MUSHROOM 3/2# LOMBARDO** 3/2#
558718 RAVIOLI-MUSHROOM PORTABELLO JUMBO RND** 100/1.3Z
CWNU1315 RAVIOLI-PROSC/PROVOLONE/PEA 12/10OZ** 12/10OZ
559022 RAVIOLI-SAMPLE KITS 4PK DEER PARK** 4 PACK
559018 RAVIOLI-SHRIMP & LOBSTER BISQUE 1.2OZ** 6/12CT
559019 RAVIOLI-SHRIMP SCAMPI 72/1.2OZ DP** 6/12CT
CPF103 RAVIOLI-SPIN/CHS GLUTEN FREE 6/12OZ CONT 6/12OZ
558710 RAVIOLI-SPIN/CHS LG RND 2/5# SEVIROLI** 2/5#
CPG103 RAVIOLI-SPIN/CHS MEZZA LUNA 10/15OZ CONT 12/15OZ
CP312 RAVIOLI-SPIN/CHS RND CKD 2/5# CONTES 2/5#
991562 RIGATONI-2/10# ZEREGA** 2/10#
991539 RIGATONI-20/1# NAPOLI** 20/1#
991568 RIGATONI-4/5# DEL VERDE** 4/5#
991521 ROTINI-SMALL SPIRAL 2/10# ZEREGA 2/10#
991522 ROTINI-TRI COLOR 2/10# ZEREGA 2/10#
991561 SHELLS-MEDIUM 2/10# ZEREGA** 2/10#
991556 SPAGHETTI-20/1# DE CECCO** 20/1#
991531 SPAGHETTI-20/1# NAPOLI 20/1#
991537 SPAGHETTI-BULK 2/10# NAPOLI 2/10#
991555 SPAGHETTI-GLUTEN FREE 20/12OZ HEARTLND** 20/12OZ
CP411 STUFFED SHELL-CHEESE 2.75OZ 2/5# CONTES 2/5#
CPF410 STUFFED SHELL-GLUTEN FREE 6/12OZ CONTES 6/12OZ
558691 STUFFED SHELL-MED 96/1.75OZ CAESAR** 96/1.75Z
558704 TORTELLINI-CHEESE 10# SEVIROLI 1/10#
CPS48 TORTELLINI-CHEESE 18/1# CONTES 18/1#
CP811 TORTELLINI-CHEESE CKD 10# CONTES 1/10#
558705 TORTELLINI-MEAT 10# SEVEROLI 1/10#
CPS51 TORTELLINI-MEAT 18/1# CONTES** 18/1#
CP816A TORTELLINI-MEAT BULK 10# CONTES** 1/10#
558703 TORTELLINI-TRI COLOR 10# SEVIROLI 1/10#
558702 TORTELLINI-TRI COLOR 4/2.5# D’ORAZIO 4/2.5#
991543 ZITI-CUT 20/1# NAPOLI 20/1#
**DENOTES SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS

 

New Products

Posted on October 17th, 2013 | Posted in New Products

New Products for the Week of October 14th!

10.18 New Products

Z Crackers

Pam and Keith Pollack’s award-winning Z crackers are handmade in New York City. They’ve got a cornmeal crunch and taste great with cheese, spreads or dips. Once you’ve tasted them, you won’t stop. That makes Z Crackers a healthy addiction! Crunch on.

Flavor Options HERE

Recipe Thursday-Savory Apple and Cheddar Bread Pudding

Posted on October 16th, 2013 | Posted in Recipes, Side Dish

Dinner club strikes again and this month’s ingredient is apple! What a perfect fall flavor. I chose to make the starch. Originally I was thinking I would make a savory apple bread, but then as I began my starch apple recipe search I came across this tempting Savory Apple and Cheddar Bread Pudding and knew I found the one! This recipe showcased the apple ingredient and the sharp cheddar is a perfect flavor pairing. This would be a nice Thanksgiving dinner side!

Savory Apple and Cheddar Bread Pudding

Hometown's Savory Cheddar and Apple Bread Pudding

Yield: 24 servings
Ingredients
5 apples, I like gala, medium diced (01549, 100CT)
1/2 cup onion, small diced (00676, 50#)
3 oz clarified butter or regular butter…don’t sweat it if you don’t have clarified (880048, 5#)
1/2 cup loose packed fresh chopped sage (05318, 4OZ)
1/2 bunch fresh parsley, chopped (00748, 12CT)
1 pound of country white bread, diced
1 quart half and half (HPH012, QT)
8 eggs (EGG014,1Dozen)
2 cups white cheddar, shredded (774101)
1/2 teaspoon salt (991861, 25#)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (CQP064, GAL)

Method
In large skilled heat butter and add onions and apples until just soft. Do not brown. Fold in the sage and parsley and remove from heat.  Cool slightly while dicing the bread, shredding the cheese and preparing the rest of the ingredients.  Combine the cream and eggs and pour over the diced bread in large bowl.  Let this mixture stand for 10-15 minutes to completely soften the bread.  Add the cooled apples and shredded cheddar and toss gently to mix the ingredients.  It is recommended to place the mixture into heavily greased large sized muffin tins to ensure everyone gets the correct amount of crispy edges and also helps with plate presentation. I however only have regular sized muffin tins so I used them instead. Bake at 350 degrees until just set (40-45 minutes, internal temperature 170 degrees).

Recipe adapted from www.smculinary.com

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