Summer Shish Kabobs To Add A Little Sizzle

Summer is here and there is no better time to get outside and make use of your grill. When you think of
grilling you usually think of a burger and a hotdog, but (in our opinion) Shish Kabobs are a classic
summer grilling must have! At The Market we have the freshest vegetables, meats, and even fruits to
build the perfect kabob and we thought it was time to put a spin on a classic and show off your grill
master skills. Here is a unique Hawaiian bacon pineapple chicken kabob that we would like you to give a
try next time you fire up your grill:
INGREDIENTS:
SAUCE:
• 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
• 1/2 cup soy sauce
• 1/4 cup pineapple juice
• 1 tablespoon brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
• 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 teaspoon sesame oil
SKEWERS:
• 1 pound chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
• 16 pieces of cut bacon (2 1/2 inch x 1-inch).
• 3 cups fresh cubed pineapple
• 1 large red pepper diced into 1-inch pieces
• 1 large green pepper diced into 1-inch pieces
• 1 large red onion diced into 1-inch pieces
• Salt and cracked pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. If using wooden skewers, make sure to pre-soak them in water to prevent burning.
  2. Mix the BBQ sauce together with the soy sauce, pineapple juice, rice vinegar, garlic and sesame
    oil in a large jug or bowl.
  3. Preheat a grill pan (or grill plates on the BBQ) over medium-high heat.
  4. Thread the red onion, red pepper, pineapple, green pepper, bacon and chicken onto skewers,
    wrapping the bacon around the chicken as pictured above. Repeat until all the chicken has been
    used. Coat skewers evenly with HALF of the marinade (reserve other HALF for basting).
  5. Brush grill pan or grates over with olive oil. Grill the skewers for 5 minutes; brush over 1/4 cup
    of reserved marinade. Turn skewers over and coat with remaining 1/4 cup of marinade. Grill for
    a further 4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and to your liking. Serve immediately.

Who Says Spring Salads Have to be Green?

At The Market, we’re all about doing things with a twist–and the way we utilize fresh summer produce for healthy salads is no different!

Rather than opt for the typical lettuce-based salad with veggies and savory dressing, take a walk on the sweet side with a tasty fruit salad! With high quality berries, stone fruits and a pinch of mint for your greens, we think you’ll have everyone at the first backyard get together of the year saying “HOW did you make this?!”

Here’s the recipe–follow it exactly or mix it up as you see fit! After all, if we like to walk on the wild side we think you have every right to, too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Blackberries
  • 1 Cup Raspberries
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 Mint Leaves
  • 3 Peaches
  • 3 Plums
  • 1 Cup Strawberries
  • Honey to taste

Instructions:

  • Slice peaches, plums and strawberries, cut lemon in quarters for squeezing, and roughly chop mint leaves.
  • In a medium-to-large serving bowl, gently mix together the peach slices, plum slices, strawberries slices and whole blackberries and raspberries.
  • Combine juice from lemon and honey to taste until the honey is dissolved (microwave slightly if honey is congealing).
  • Add mint leaves to lemon/honey mixture and gently mix.
  • Pour the mint/lemon/honey dressing over the fruit salad and gently mix until all fruit is lightly covered in the dressing.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Treat Yourself to Halloween Recipes with The Market

No tricks here! We love Halloween at The Market, and one of our favorite parts is helping our customers celebrate with their families: seeing you all come in to buy candy, pick out the perfect finishing touches for costumes, or pluck a pumpkin from the crates for jack o’lantern carving.

This year, we want to take it one step further by helping you create some sweet and spooky recipes to enjoy with your families all Halloweekend long! Grab a pen and your grocery lists, and take a look at some of our favorites below to write down the ingredients you’ll need!

  1. Breakfast: Vampire Donuts

Short on time? We’ll do most of the work for you! For these cute little nocturnal treats, just snag a dozen or so donuts from The Market bakery and put plastic fake vampire teeth in the hole. Grab some candy googly eyes from the cake decorating section and you’ve got some pastries that even Dracula himself would be impressed by!

  1. Lunch: Mummy Dogs

A fun little twist (or wrap!) on classic pigs in a blanket, simply snip crescent roll dough before wrapping them around hotdogs and baking to get the mummy effect of these cute little lunch bites. No googly eyes? No problem! Use dots of ketchup or mustard for eyes (or just tell everyone they’re sleeping). 

  1. Dinner: Jack O’Lantern Potatoes 

These ones are pretty self-explanatory, but that doesn’t make them any less fun! Get a bag of roasting potatoes from The Market near you, let the kids design faces, and have an adult safely carve them out before popping them in the oven! Serve with butter, sour cream, and chives for a side dish that’s so good it’s almost spooky. 

  1. Dessert: Classic Halloween Cookies

They may not get points for originality, but the memories made cutting out, baking, and frosting classic Halloween sugar cookies can’t be beat. You can find all the ingredients you need for the homemade version in the baking aisle at The Market, or for a shortcut check the refrigerated section for cookie dough and ready-to-bake options.

You don’t have to survive solely on candy to be in the Halloween spirit! For festive food that will help you stay spooky from Hallows Eve to Halloween night, visit The Market near you to stock up on all you’ll need for our favorites in this list. We won’t even make you say “trick-or-treat” to take them home with you. 😉🎃

Three Salads For 2021 That Make Resolutions Easy

Those New Year’s resolutions don’t stand a chance when you can add variety, fresh, whole food, and delicious tastes to your cuisine for 2021! With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of delicious salads whose supplies you can stock up on right at The Market nearest you that will help you stay on track and enjoy it, too. So get out your grocery list, jot down your favorites, and come shop with us soon!

  1. Arugula Peach Salad with Pomegranate and Pecans

Bursting with fesh fruit, savory cheese and spicy arugula, rise above your basic lettuce and veggies with this refreshing, sweet and savory salad from Freutcake blog. 

  1. Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Dressing

Who says salads have to be vegetable-based? Satisfy your cravings for sweets and crunch at the same time with Kitchen Treaty’s fruit salad and tasty-yet-tart cinnamon greek yogurt dressing. 

  1. Simple Yet Elevated Kale Caesar Salad

Romaine is so 2020. Kick your go-to Caesar salad up a notch with this salad recipe from Food Network