Jackfruit

Have you ever walked past one of those dinosaur eggs in the produce department and wondered what the heck it was? Or how on earth you would eat it? Those dinosaur eggs are actually a jackfruit!

Jackfruit is the largest tree-grown fruit and can weigh as much as 80 pounds! Most of the ones you’ll find in our stores are right around 20 pounds though, and a lot of times you can find them cut down into much more manageable slices.

Jackfruits are one of my favorite fruits to talk about because there are so many interesting things about them. A few fun facts I’ve learned about them are:

  • If you ate a whole jackfruit, you would have enough nutrition in your body to not have
    to eat for two days.
  • Other than the core and the skin, everything else is edible. (Some parts are less desirable as they can be bitter.)
  • Jackfruits with brown skins are riper. Ones with green skins have a paler fruit
    inside and have a less powerful flavor. Green ones are more commonly used in cooking since they take on the flavor of everything else.
  • A ripe jackfruit should give off a sweet smell and yield to gentle pressure.
  • They are rich in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Low in calories and sodium and do not contain any cholesterol or unhealthy fats.
  • You can freeze jackfruit pods.
  • Jackfruit seeds, when cooked down, taste similar to a potato, but have more nutrients than potatoes do.

When cutting a jackfruit, I like to start by cutting it into 8 pieces. It makes it much more manageable and easier to get the core out so you can access the fruit pods and seeds. Although it takes a little time to do, it’s actually much easier than you would think. Check out the video above to see just how easy it is!

Bridget,
Farmer’s Market Manager
Isanti, MN

Grilled Peach Recipes

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Jayne

Hi Everybody!!
We are getting real close to canning season and preserving those wonderful peaches, jams and sauces and I wanted to introduce you to a wonderful peach that just hit our Coborn’s stores.   They are so awesome, fresh and juicy.  Don’t pass up an opportunity to try these because they are great!!!  Their season starts from the beginning of June towards the end of September and they are awesome when using them for pies, jams, jellies, baking and grilling.  Here are a couple recipes that I tried and I want to pass on to you because they were so great! Continue reading

Simply Delicious Citrus Glazed Salmon

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Jayne

It’s the first of the year where we set our new resolutions and start those dreaded diets. I actually look forward to starting a diet because I know the results always make me feel so much better and I have so much more energy. Continue reading

A quick look at the Coborn’s Full Service Meat Case

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Kevin C.Hi, I’m Kevin. I have been part of the Coborn’s team for over 30 years. I am lucky to hold the current role as Merchandising Specialist Team Manager for Meat and Seafood. I truly do have a passion is Meat and Seafood. I am fortunate enough to be able to assist our guests with selecting their meal solutions and have the privilege of leading our outstanding meat teams to do the same in our many locations.

When I am not at work I enjoy time spent with my family, cooking, watching the many sports that our children play, and the great outdoors. I am excited to now be blogging for Coborn’s so I can help educate you on the products and services we offer in our meat department, share recipes, ideas, tips and more every month. So I hope you come back and check out “The Meat Block” the first Thursday of each month.

Our Full Service Meat & Seafood Counters

For my first blog I would like to talk to you a little about our full-service meat cases that we offer.  Whether serving two or twenty, our service meat and seafood counters are your one-stop-shop, that offers meal solutions for all occasions. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Wide Variety of Meats

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Our great teams of meat experts put together one of the best displays of meat and seafood for you to choose from every day. Did you know that if you prefer a special cut of meat, our team will cut it for you right then and there. Don’t be afraid to ask, that is what they are there for. However we always have a complete line of steaks, chops, bratwurst, and Four Brothers gourmet beef patties available for a quick stop.

Ready Cook Entrées

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We understand that many of our guests have very busy lives so we strive to have fresh, never frozen options for you with out ready-to-cook entrées. From the gourmet encrusted chicken, stuffed chops and roasts, to the bacon wrapped top sirloin, the options are endless. All of these entrées are prepared fresh in our meat department every morning, now that’s what I call fresh!

Come talk to us, we don’t bite!

Our local meat teams take pride in what they do and are always anxious to help you plan your next meal. Please take the time to introduce yourself and don’t be afraid to ask any one of our meat specialists for that quick suggestion on how to make that next steak or roast to perfection. Always, feel free to ask our butchers to cut that extra thick steak to your liking. We do the little things to make sure your life a bit easier.

Kevin
Merchandising Specialist Team Manager for Meat and Seafood

 

Meet Your Herbs

Meet Your Herbs

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Rhonda

If you’ve read my blog before, you know that I am all about local! At Coborn’s, we have so many great partners that supply us with honey, beef, dairy, soap, essential oils, popcorn, peanut butter and so much more! One of the best things about these local products is to know the source of where they come from. It gives us all a better understanding of the quality and the commitment of the producers when we know where our products are traveling from and the amount of time it took for them to reach our tables. Continue reading

No-Bake Strawberry Blueberry Trifle

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No-Bake Strawberry Blueberry Trifle
Serves: 10-12
Ingredients
  • 17 Oz. Angel Food Cake, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 Lb. Fresh Strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 Lb. Fresh Blueberries
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 T. Sugar
  • 2 T. Lemon Juice
  • 2- 8 oz. Cream Cheese,
  • pkgs. Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a measuring cup, combine water, 2 T. sugar and lemon juice and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Beat together cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar on medium speed until creamy and smooth.
  4. With mixer on, pour in heavy cream, then turn mixer to medium/high and continue beating until consistency of whipped cream.
  5. Add vanilla and beat until incorporated.
  6. Place 1/3 of angel food cake into the bottom of a trifle dish and brush with 1/3 of lemon syrup.
  7. Add 1/3 of cream and loosely spread it over cake pieces.
  8. Add 1/2 of the strawberries.
  9. Repeat with remaining ingredients (adding 1/2 of the blueberries for the second fruit layer).
  10. Frost the top with last 1/3 of cream and decorate with remaining fruit.

 

Tilapia Fish Sandwich

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Are you looking for something to serve your family during lent? Well hold on because this recipe blows the fish right out of the water and on to your plate. I just love the cornmeal mixture with the Lemon Pepper. This is such a refreshing sandwich for lunch or for your main entrée at dinner. Quick, easy and you’re ready to eat! Enjoy… I did! Continue reading