PA Corporate Chef Steph's take from this week's Market Report "Good Buy" 

Salad Mixes!

Instead of hand-washing tiny, delicate leaves myself (though that does sound like a good use of my time…kidding) I depend on packaged salad mixes to make many of my dishes look as gorgeous as they taste. Salads are the obvious application here, but I also use salad mixes as garnish on top of grilled or fried proteins (like schnitzel, paillard, or even steaks) and especially on top of fresh pizzas. Not only does the color and texture help to offset the richness, but a nest of fresh greens looks beautiful too. Salad mixes that feature bitter greens like dandelion and arugula are wonderful as a bed for sweet grilled stone fruit, burrata cheese, and pistachios. Easy, cost/time-efficient, and healthy, salad mixes boost flavor, texture, and color in any dish!

About the Chef

Stephanie Goldfarb is a Chicago-based chef and national food television personality specializing in seasonal, globally-inspired cuisine. Recognized as the winner of Food Network’s America’s Best Cook competition, and a celebrity chef on Kitchen Inferno and NBC’s Food Fighters, Goldfarb delivers unique and relatable culinary experiences to discriminating and casual diners alike. As the owner of the successful Seven Species Supper Club & Catering, she enjoys the challenge of building brand new menus each month that inspire both repeat clients and newcomers, and seeks opportunities to utilize new ingredients, techniques, and approaches in accessible ways.