Market Update 16th December 2020
Sweet and juicy Mangoes bring a lush Tropical taste to your table. Select from Kensington Pride, R2E2, Calypso and Honeygold varieties. Mangoes are now coming from Townsville, Bowen and Mareeba.
New-season Grapes are firm and bursting with flavour. Grab a bunch of Flame or Menindee Seedless.
Peaches and Nectarines are sure to delight your senses. Select from white and yellow flesh fruit, many varieties are now the slip stone varieties making them ideal for summertime desserts like this Char-grilled Peaches with Coconut Sour Cream and Honey.
Glossy Australian Cherries are a quintessential part of the festive season. With so many different varieties coming from a wide area the includes Young, Orange, South Australia and Victoria there is sure to be a quality, size and price range to suit everyone!
Fresh Lychees are a sweet summer sensation: try this for a special dessert;
FRESH BERRIES make the ultimate simple summer dessert. Select from Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries or Strawberries. Extra-large Strawberries are in-store and sold by the plate. Berries are at their very best for value and quality in December!
Apricots are a summer favourite!
Now is a good time to enjoy Queensland grown Candy Melons. Renowned for their excellent sweetness, orange-fleshed Candy Melons have a texture similar to Honeydew Melon and are crisp and juicy.
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to TOMATOES this week! Truss Tomatoes are plentiful with many varieties from which to choose; Cherry Tomatoes, Yellow Grape Tomatoes, Baby Truss Tomatoes and flavoursome Heirloom Tomatoes.
Broccolini is a good buy this week. Fast and easy to cook, serve Broccolini warm with a dressing or toss cold through a salad.
Crisp and crunchy Iceberg Lettuce is a healthy and good value choice this week!
Sweetcorn is a family favourite that’s fast to cook. Wash Corn Cobs then place in a single layer in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes (per cob) until just tender. Stand to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve Corn Cobs with a tasty topping like a Parmesan, Lemon and Parsley, Mexican Avocado and Lime or a Classic Garlic Butter.
Asparagus is still great value at Fred’s One Stop this week. Add fresh Asparagus to light Salads, serve with Poached Eggs, or toss in a hot wok and stir-fry.
Nothing like Fresh Herbs to give your cooking a boost of flavour! Sprinkle fresh Thyme sprigs across roasted vegetables, add Sage and Parsley to meat stuffing’s. Serve generous amounts of Basil Leaves with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, sliced Heirloom Tomatoes and Black Olives to serve as a side dish.
Super crunchy Lebanese Cucumbers are a top buy at Fred’s One Stop!
Summer is prime time for crispy, crunchy BEANS. Toss steamed Baby Green Beans in a Salad with shaved Baby Fennel, Parmesan Cheese and halved Cherry Tomatoes. Drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lemon juice. Season to taste and serve with Fish.
Eggplants are renowned for soaking up flavours and tastes delicious when roasted, grilled, barbecued or baked. Adding barbecued Eggplant to home-made burgers creates a pleasant texture and imparts a delightful smoky flavour.
Asian Leafy Greens are a busy cook’s best friend as they are fast to cook, highly nutritious and very versatile. Slice and add to Stir-fries and Noodle Dishes or steam and serve as a side dish topped with Fresh Ginger and Soy Sauce.
Let well-priced Zucchini take centre stage with this week. Versatile Zucchini are fabulous when used in Salads, Curries, Frittatas and Cakes.
Red and Green Capsicums prices are reasonably priced this week. Red Capsicums are the sweetest eating variety. Add capsicum to pizza toppings, salads, stir-fries, char-grill or stuff with a meat and vegetable filling and bake until tender.
With Whole Cauliflowers priced just right, now would be the perfect time to try this flavoursome and impressive recipe; Whole Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with Tahini Yoghurt and Pomegranate https://fredsfruit.com/blogs/recipes/whole-roasted-spiced-cauliflower-with-tahini-yoghurt-pomegranate