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We are a 2018 Garden State Culinary Arts Awards – Best Food Market nominee!

We Are A 2018 Garden State Culinary Arts Awards – Best Food Market Nominee!

Stockton Market is honored to have been nominated for the 2018 Garden State Culinary Arts Awards!

Chefs and restaurants, farmers and food artisans, professionals in wine, beer and spirits, specialty food markets and legends in all things culinary in New Jersey have been named finalists for the 2018 Garden State Culinary Arts Awards (GSCAA).

The awards will be presented by The Garden State Culinary Arts Foundation in a ceremony and reception to be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road in Holmdel. Tickets can be purchased HERE if you’d like to cheer us on!

The finalists for the 2018 Garden State Culinary Arts Awards – Best Food Market category are:

  1. Stockton Market, Stockton, NJ
  2. The Cheese Cave, Red Bank, NJ
  3. Corrado’s Family Affair, Clifton, NJ

The award category is for an established, independently owned retail food market in New Jersey that demonstrates a high level of quality in goods offered, service to its customers and devotion to its community. Must have been in operation for at least five years.

To find out who the other nominees are, visit jerseybites.com

Oldwick Soup Wins Three Prizes at 11th Annual Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Off!

Oldwick Soup Wins Three Prizes At 11th Annual Hunterdon County  Rotary Soup Cook-Off!

There were more than 600 people in attendance at the 11th Annual Hunterdon County Rotary Soup Cook-Offand and the event raised more than $10,000, every dollar of which will be donated directly to the six food pantries in Hunterdon County.

Robert Hiller from Oldwick Soup, said, “We chose Thai Coconut Curried Carrot Soup because while at The Culinary Institute of America, a simple classic Gingered Carrot Soup that I had made in an American Regional Cuisine had impressed me and was a catalyst that actually got me interested in specializing in soups. It is that recipe that had inspired me recently to create an offshoot of that flavor, after much testing. I added coconut milk as the base for the carrots, curry as the main flavor and other spices and herbs that makes this soup like no other! It is an incredible silky, smooth soup that is our best seller at The Stockton Market, another local supermarket where we sell our products, and the best mover on our online business, www.lovethesoup.com.

This was a great event and we will certainly participate again next year. We believe in the Rotary’s cause of community awareness of hunger in Hunterdon County, one of the wealthiest counties in the US, and the support of various food pantries are helped in that endeavor. Community outreach and assisting those in need is what The Oldwick Soup Company and “Love the Soup!” is all about!”

Top Three Winners of the People’s Choice:

1st:  Mt. View Chalet:  Cream of Potato with Leeks and Bacon

2nd: Polytech:  Velvety Seven Onion with French Onion Toast

3rd:  Love the Soup:  Thai Curried Coconut Carrot

Top Three Winners of the Judge’s Choice:

1st:  Polytech:  Velvety Seven Onion with French Onion Toast

2nd: Love the Soup:  Thai Curried Coconut Carrot

3rd:  Atrium Cafe:  Smoked Cauliflower with Persian Saffron

 

Top Three Winner of Best Table Presentation:

1st:  Love the Soup:  Thai Curried Coconut Carrot

2nd:  Hunterdon Medical Center:  Wild Mushrooms and Sausage

3rd:  Basil Bandwagon:  Organic Beef Mushroom Barley

 

Every year, in organizing the Rotary strives to live up to Rotary’s Four-Way Test:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

With those tests in mind, the judging of the event is accomplished in two primary ways. Firstly, the hundreds of people who attend vote individually (many of whom are partial to their local restaurant), and they award the People’s Choice Trophy. And secondly, an impartial panel of objective judges, the five Rotary Club Presidents, do their best to use no favoritism, and they award the Judge’s Choice Trophy.

 

Broiled Salmon Valentinè

Broiled Salmon Valentinè

This recipe comes courtesy of Offbeat Gourmet who is at the market on Saturday 2/10 & Sunday 2/11, 2018
Offbeat Gourmet creates handcrafted sauces & marmalades using ingredients from local family owned farms.

Serves 4 people

Ingredients

1/4 cup Offbeat Gourmet Marmalade
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
3 cloves chopped garlic
Salmon filet 3/4. lb to 1. lb (for salmon, visit Metropolitan Seafood at the market)

Directions

First pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees.

Then mix the following ingredients together: 1/4 cup Offbeat Gourmet Marmalade, 2 Tbsp soy sauce, 1tsp fresh ground pepper and 3 cloves (crushed) chopped garlic, top salmon filet with half of the glaze mixture

Next, put a layer of foil on a baking sheet and lightly grease with olive or coconut oil. Place the salmon (skin side down) and bake the salmon at 450 degrees for 5 minutes

After the five minutes are up, set oven to BROIL HIGH; and Broil the salmon for an additional 5 minutes

Cover with remaining 1/2 of the glaze and return to broiler for 3-5 minutes or until desired level of doneness

Using two spatulas carefully lift the filet and place on a bed of rice (for rice, visit Blue Moon Acres at the market).

Garnish with sliced green onion & don’t forget a squirt of lemon!

“Makes It Taste Like Candy!”

Recipe courtesy of Offbeat Gourmet, one of our popup vendors. 

5th Annual Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting – “Love Beyond the Stars”

5th Annual Valentine’s Day Chocolate Tasting – “Love Beyond The Stars”

Saturday, February 10th, 7pm
The Stockton Market, 19 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ
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What are we doing here, on this planet, in this solar system, in this universe?

Join Sciascia Confections for our 5th Annual Valentine’s Chocolate Tasting as we ponder life, the stars, and love, and try to connect the dots to what it’s all about.

Our fascination with the mysteries of the universe has inspired this year’s Valentine’s collection. “The Big Bang,” “Milky Way Galaxy,” “The Big Dipper,” “Pluto is Back,” “Martians,” and “Starry Starry Night” are a few of the new confections that will dazzle your senses during our night under the stars.

Nothing better than starting the night with a hearty bowl of our Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, crusty Italian bread, and a nice glass of local Chardonnay.

It’s not just a tasting. It’s an experience.

$49/person. Space is very limited. Reservations will be accepted in the order in which they are received. If you have any questions, please call us at (215) 527-0918. BYOB

Please visit sciasciaconfections.com/shop/5th-annual-valentines-day-chocolate-tasting/ to reserve. Your seats will be reserved under your name and your tickets will be available at check-in at Sciascia Confections upon your arrival at the chocolate tasting on Saturday, February 10th.