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Previous Item: Grant’s Spanish Mackerel Wrapped in Serrano Ham, Piquillo Peppers and Preserved Lemon over a Parsley Root Purée with a Spanish Caper Vinaigrette (Chicken Available) – ($14 Per Person / Time to Cook: 30 min.)

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Meal Description 

As we prepare to celebrate our Nation’s birth next week, we thought it would be felicitous to celebrate with some of the favorite foods of certain presidents.  

A strong flavored fish is a perfect match to this American General.  “No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted,” Grant famously responded to Confederate General John Floyd requesting to surrender Ft. Donelson, Tennessee in 1862, giving him the nickname, “Unconditional Surrender.”

But, Grant had a tender side:

“I don't believe any man and wife were ever more devoted than were the President and Mrs. Grant. I am sure he thought she was absolutely perfect….He wouldn't sit down to the table without her. [They were] inseparables and never thought of eating a meal without the other.  The breakfast, as a rule, was plain - broiled Spanish mackerel, steak, bacon and fried apples (a favorite dish), and rolls, flannel cakes or buckwheat cakes, and a cup of strong coffee.”  - Crook, William H. Through Five Administrations. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1910…and, Strong Coffee means....Whiskey!

Ah, L’Amour.  We have decided to alter the recipe slightly as not many probably want to eat Spanish Mackerel for Breakfast (although BFD….Breakfast For Dinner….may be coming soon!).  We have taken a Spanish variant on this dish, which is served with traditional Spanish accompaniments such as Serrano Ham and Pequilo Peppers. The preserved Lemons provide a unique texture and flavor for the dish, as the entire lemon is edible, including the rind.  The Parsley Root puree finishes the dish. We also will be providing a Gazpacho as an Add-on.   

Bon Appétit!    

Time to Cook:  30 min.

Cook by Day: Wednesday *Let us know at checkout if you are not cooking on the day of delivery and certain items will be left unprepped.

Items included (serves 2):

  1. Spanish Mackerel
  2. Serrano Ham
  3. Pequilo Peppers
  4. Preserved Lemon
  5. Parsley Root

*Menu items subject to slight variation based on the availability of fresh ingredients; Picture is not necessarily representative of final dish

Meal Contains (including add-ons):  Fish.  We store, portion, and package various meal kits containing all eight (8) major allergens (milk, wheat, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts) and cannot guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur between kits.

Add-on Checkout Items:

  1. Replace Mackerel with Amish Free-Range Chicken
  2. Double the Protein
  3. Add Mackerel or Chicken
  4. Add an Amish Raised Free Range Chicken
  5. Gazpacho

Kid’s Meal – Chicken Breast, Mac N Cheese, Veggies

Bon Appétit!