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Archive for February, 2009

Join Secret Ingredient host Scott Simons as he discovers the versatility, mild flavor and delicate texture found in Wild Alaskan Halibut. This week’s encore presentation showcases Whole Foods Market’s partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council, a win-win collaboration where we pool our resources to work together to promote sustainably harvested fish and seafood, keeping the ocean’s fish populations healthy for generations to come. Tune in to learn more and to see how a quick visit to our seafood department and olive bar results in a delicious entrée, perfect for any day of the week. Read more...

Are you looking for a way to add gourmet flavors to everyday meals? If so, then this week’s episode of the Secret Ingredient is for you! Featuring Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value Extra Virgin Italian Olive Oil, our featured recipe is Saltimbocca alla Romana, a tender chicken breast layered with prosciutto and sage, sautéed and topped with a buttery white wine sauce. While it might sound like a fancy Ferrari sport car kind of dish, it’s actually an easy laidback Vespa kind of recipe — one that’s ready in less than 30 minutes and perfect for weeknight suppers or weekend dinner parties. Join guest chef Michele Di Pietro as she shares her passion for bringing authentic Read more...

Join us for this week’s encore presentation of the Secret Ingredient as Todd Coleman, Food Editor for Saveur magazine, shares his secret for making authentic Indian-style Chicken Curry at home. Discover how frying whole spices in ghee (called “tarka” or “tadka”) releases and intensifies their flavor and find out how prepared curry powders differ from one another and why Muchi Curry stands out from the rest. Get ready to toss your take-out menu, because one taste of Todd’s Chicken Curry and we’re pretty sure you won’t need it anymore! Get the Recipe: Indian-style Chicken Curry with Muchi Curry Powder Recipe terms for this post:muchi curry recipe muchi curry powder recipe Read more...

Do you have the winter culinary blahs? Are you tired of the same old soups, stews and crock pot delights? Bring a little sunshine into your kitchen with this week’s episode of the Secret Ingredient featuring Flat Iron Steak. We chose flat iron steaks—often compared to the texture and flavor of strip steaks— for their tenderness, meatiness and budget-friendly price. Plus, remember our strict Quality Standards for meat: No antibiotics ever No added hormones Vegetarian diet Plant 3rd-party audited for food safety* A quick marinade inspired by a traditional Cuban Mojo (not to be confused with the minty and limey mojito cocktail) infuses the steaks with citrus and garlic tenderizing Read more...