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Shopping Guide: Passover Ingredients

Posted March 12, 2018

For Seattle residents, Pike Place Market has long been a favorite place to shop for holidays and special occasions throughout the year. Many generations of Jewish families have shopped for traditional foods served during Passover from the Market's highstalls (year-round produce vendors) and farm tablesseafood and meat markets, and specialty foods stores

At various stages during the telling of the Passover story at the Seder—the festive holiday meal celebrated on the first night of the holiday—symbolic foods are often introduced and eaten, such as charoset (a paste made of apples, nuts and wine), gefilte fish (seasoned fish meal matzah balls). 

Whether you’re looking for fresh horseradish or parsley, fish or brisket, or anything in between like eggs, nuts and fruit, you’re sure to find the ingredients to make your Passover meaningful and memorable from various Pike Place Market merchants. Don’t know where to start? Check out our Market Directory or the following suggestions: 

Eggs: Pike Place Market Creamery

Meat: Don & Joe’s Meats

Fish: Pure Food Fish (or one of our three other seafood markets)

Produce: Growing Washington (or one of our six other highstalls)

Wine: DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine

 

 

 

Produce Spotlight: Winter Citrus

Posted January 5, 2018

Did you know that, in addition to our many farmer stands, Pike Place Market has seven independent produce highstalls? (Highstalls are named for their elaborate displays of sumptuous fruits and vegetables that were traditionally built higher up from the floor than the metal tables used by farmers.) Each of these businesses provide a large selection of fresh, high-quality and seasonal fruit and vegetables—both locally grown and from around the world. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy delicious and vitamin C-rich citrus!   

Fun fact: Before they can be considered a true heirloom variety, navel oranges need to have seed strains dating back at least 25 years!

For this spotlight, we talked to Jodi at Manzo Brothers, where she’s worked for the past 27 years. Want help deciding between a satsuma or a sumo mandarin? Can you really eat the skin of a kumquat? Jodi is your gal! Here are her takes on the best citrus and various uses for each of them.

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Pike Place Stuffing Recipe

Posted November 6, 2017

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you're searching for a new dish to serve to your guests or bring to a Turkey Day celebration, look no further. Our Pike Place Stuffing recipe checks all the boxes: delicious, easy and sourced from local Market businesses.

Ingredients:

1 stick unsalted butter from The Pike Place Market Creamery
1 loaf Le Panier Champagne bread, cubed
1 pound Don and Joe’s bulk pork sausage
1 ½ cups celery, diced
1 ½ cups carrots, diced
1 ½ cups onions, diced
1 pound mushrooms, quartered (shop for veggies from Market highstalls)
1 tablespoon MarketSpice Sabzi Polo dried herb mix
2 tablespoons MarketSpice poultry seasoning
3 cups chicken or turkey stock


Method:

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a large casserole pan with 1 tablespoon of butter. Set aside.

2. Spread cubed bread on a baking sheet and toast until lightly browned and crisp, about 20 minutes.

3. In a deep skillet, melt the remaining butter over medium heat. Add the diced vegetables and sauté until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the pan and set aside. On high heat, brown the sausage until cooked through, about 6 minutes. Add the vegetables back to the pan with the sausage. Add the spice mix and stir to incorporate. Adjust salt and pepper as needed.

4. Add 1 cup of stock to the pan, scraping the browned bits on the bottom. Stir until the liquid is nearly evaporated. Scrape the sausage mixture into a large bowl. Add the toasted bread cubes. Add the remaining 2 cups of stock and stir gently until bread is coated evenly.

5. Bake stuffing in preheated oven for one hour, or until the top is lightly browned and crisp. Let the stuffing sit for 10 minutes before serving.

6.  Enjoy


As always, we're incredibly thankful for YOU and our community of steadfast Market enthusiasts! Thank you for shopping local and supporting Market businesses year-round.

Happy Thanksgiving!

For Seattle residents, Pike Place Market has long been a favorite place to shop for holidays and special occasions throughout the year. Many generations of Jewish families have shopped for traditional foods served during Passover from the Market's highstalls (market-speak for produce vendors), fish and meat markets, and specialty foods stores. 

At various stages during the telling of the Passover story at the seder (the festive holiday meal celebrated on the first night of the holiday), symbolic foods are introduced and eaten. 

Read More