Recommendations for Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket (Prospect Park, Brooklyn)
I'm looking to make a meal (dinner) entirely/mostly out of food from the Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza. Any recommendations for good and reliable vendors of basically anything?
Specifically, I hear that good fish can be had there. Any ideas as to what kinds of fish are good/in season right now and where I can find them? (Also, could these fish be stored for 24 hours?)
Also, recipe recommendations would be nice (and no, the one from Wednesday's NYT food section doesn't count; already saw that).
Thanks so much!
A simple favorite for fish is from Mastering the Art of French Cooking p. 208 -Fish Filets in White Wine Sauce. Typically made with Filet of Sole, it's pretty easy, doesn't require any ingredients that aren't found in most cooks kitchens and tastes great.
Ingredients include: Fish, Shallots or green onions, salt, pepper, butter, stock, dry white wine and clam juice.
Good luck with your trip to the Green Market at Grand Army Plaza.
I don't think you'll have any problem coming up with an entire meal from the market -- fruit and vegetables are abundant right now, and when they're good, they need very little adornment. As for the fish, the fishmongers are great -- and they know fish, so I'd be perfectly happy going wih their recommendations. FYI: There are also pork and beef (and maybe other meat) perveyors there as well, so the sky is pretty much the limit.
I can recommend the cheese and beef sellers. I usually just tell the cheese seller to give me $20 of assorted cheeses.
Thanks so much for the recommendations!
Unforseen circumstances forced me to forego the Greenmarket today... Sadness. I will be back next week, or maybe I'll just go by Union Square at some point.
BUT! People can feel free to report on any good finds there... What was good this past Greenmarket?