PA Corporate Chef Steph's take from this week's Market Report "Good Buy"
Is there any taste more incredible than in-season melon? Sweet, succulent, and bursting with flavor, melons are most beautiful when kept raw, or even roasted gently to concentrate its flavor. If not eaten directly out of hand, I carefully select ingredients that emphasize the floral quality of melon. Pork products of all kinds are classic pairings for a reason. The sweet saltiness is the perfect foil for the cantaloupe, watermelon, and crenshaws. Melons are hearty enough to withstand cooking applications as well! Roasted cantaloupe with a touch of balsamic vinegar reduction is an unexpected side dish, as is seared cantaloupe slices with miso and crushed pistachios.
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.