Saturday, February 14, 2009

Signs of Spring

Shad from Southern rivers appeared at John Yi's last week. Today they were selling for $3.99 (buck), $4.99 (roe) and roe sets were commanding $7.99. Local shad don't appear in the Delaware until May.

Based on how good it was a few weeks ago, I bought some haddock fillet at $7.99. I'll pan fry it tonight, perhaps in a panko crust.

More About Citrus

Or, at least, price reports from Iovine Brothers at the Reading Terminal Market.

The prices have held relatively steady except for a whopping reduction in the cost of limes. For the past week limes have been selling for a dime apiece. With Hass avocados under a buck (89 cents), it's once more guacamole time.

On to the other citrus:
  • Honeybells, small 8 for $1
  • Honeybells, large 2 for $1
  • Temple oranges, 4 for $1
  • Cara Cara oranges, 5 for $2
  • White grapefruit, 89 cents
  • Jumbo red grapefruit, 3 for $1
  • Small ruby grapefruit, 4 for $1
  • Navel oranges, 3 for $1
  • Mineola oranges, small 4 for $1
  • Mineola oranges, large 2 for $1.49
  • Jumanji oranges, 2 for $1.49
  • Juice oranges, 4 for $1
Also at Iovine's, red peppers 99 cents, greens $1.29, red and green frying peppers $1.29.

Oh, and black truffles, $300/pound, with the two packs I saw priced at $18 apiece. Makes a heck of an omelet.

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