Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, November 6, 2012 | 9 am - 1 pm
Here in Louisiana, we sure do love our seafood. One item in particular is always fun to serve - alligator! Jeannie Fonseca of Des Allemands Outlaw Katfish has alligator meat and alligator sausage on Tuesdays right now. Alligator is high in protein and low in calories, saturated fat and cholesterol. It has a mild taste and a consistency close to that of chicken or pork, so it's perfect for grilling or sauteing. Tips: Marinate alligator meat and always cut it across the grain for tenderness. For more tips, chat up Miss Jeannie or check out this helpful information from the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.
Thursday Market, November 8, 2012 | 3 pm - 7 pm
We're thrilled to welcome Gladys Core and her grandson AJ to our Thursday market. While we'll forever miss Jim Core's infectious smile and laugh on Thursdays, having his family with us at the market does our hearts good. Come by for some of their beautiful kale, heirloom cherry tomatoes and butternut squash and welcome them back. Between the Core's return, Bartlett Farm being back, Star Nursery citrus and Vintage Garden's gorgeous produce, our Thursday market is as colorful as ever!
Saturday Market, November 10, 2012 | 8 am - 12 noon
You may have noticed that Timmy Perrilloux's big truck is back at our Saturday market! His annual pumpkin patch was a smashing success. Now he's back with huge heads of cauliflower, delicious greens and tasty broccoli - all welcome additions to our tables. Broccoli and cauliflower are both cruciferous vegetables, high in fiber, vitamin A, folate and potassium. Try them roasted, eaten fresh with hummus, sauteed in a stir-fry, added to your holiday stuffing or in this week's featured recipe.
Recipe of the Week
Mixed Vegetable Pakora, an Indian fritter made with besan (chickpea flour), makes a quick, easy dinner, side dish or snack. Use some of the cauliflower and greens available at the market right now to prepare this exotic savory comfort food. Besan, also known as chickpea flour or garbanzo bean flour, can be found at well-stocked grocery stores.