Read on for the full scoop on which items to look out for the next time you’re at Union Market.
Ring in the New Year with a celebratory menu that’ll set the tone for the rest of 2018!
We have a delectable variety of sustainable caviars that will add a little sparkle to your midnight festivities. Serve them on butter-soaked blini, on slices of cucumber with crème fraïche, or really spoil yourself and enjoy them all on their own, one sinful spoonful at a time.
We also have an array of oysters—from Kumamotos and Royal Miyagis to Wellfleets and East Beach Blondes. We love them just served on the half-shell with a little squeeze of lemon or mignonette, but if you’re feeling a little adventurous, try our exquisite and indulgent recipe for roasted oysters with a tarragon beurre noisette.
Roasted Oysters with Tarragon Beurre Noisette
1 dozen oysters, scrubbed well to rid them of any dirt that might be clinging to them
4 tbsp unsalted butter
Juice of ½ a lemon
2 tsp finely chopped tarragon
4 cups coarse rock salt
Preheat your oven to the highest temperature setting with a rack placed in the middle.
Spread the rock salt out on a rimmed baking sheet, making sure that it’s spread widely enough to fit all the oysters.
Place the sheet on the middle rack of the oven to preheat the salt for at least 15 minutes.
Once the salt is preheated, remove the pan from the oven and nestle the oysters, concave-side-down, in the salt.
Place the baking sheet back in the oven for at least 10 minutes, or until the oysters begin to pop open.
While the oysters are roasting, start the tarragon beurre noisette.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Let it melt completely and then sizzle as the water from the butter begins to evaporate.
When the butter stops sputtering, turn the heat down to medium and watch it carefully as the milk solids begin to caramelize.
When the solids that have begun to separate from the butter have turned a rich, nutty brown and smell sweet and toasted, quickly add the tarragon and lemon juice and remove the pan from the heat. It’s important that you don’t overcook the milk solids or they’ll burn and give the beurre noisette an unpleasant bitter taste.
Set the saucepan aside in a warm place until ready to use.
When the oysters have all opened, use the tip of a butter knife (or an oyster knife if you have one) to open each one. Discard the top shells and arrange the bottom shells on a warm platter.
Drizzle with the tarragon beurre noisette and serve while still warm and aromatic.
However you choose to serve them, we’re sure that these delicious New Year’s Eve treats will have you toasting your good luck all through the year ahead.
Medium-size dark gray-black pearls with great pop and the classic vibrant and nutty Caspian Sea taste profile
$125 / 1 oz
Medium-size shiny black pearls, subtle and fruity
$75 / 1 oz
$150 / 2 oz
Small jet-black pearls, pleasantly buttery and sweet
$25 / 1 oz
$50 / 2 oz
$100 / 4 oz
Large deep orange to red pearls with an intense, briny tang
$6.99 / 2 oz
EAST COAST OYSTERS
Plump, sweet, crisp, and clean
Firm, meaty, and subtly sweet
EAST BEACH BLONDES
Smooth, silky, and delicately briny
WEST COAST OYSTERS
Sweet, crisp, and briny with hints of honeydew
Smooth, bright, and mildly briny
Plump, buttery, rich, and slightly fruity
Whether your feast calls for a standing rib roast, free-roaming turkey or goose, spiral-cut ham, beef tenderloin, a crown roast of pork, or a leg of lamb, your centerpiece is sure to shine given our selection of top-quality antibiotic-free and humanely raised meats.
From December 11th to December 20th, our Prepared Foods counter will feature an array of festive dishes perfect for your Hanukkah table, including traditional brisket with carrots and onions, beautifully roasted rotisserie chickens in a variety of flavors, and our zesty, flavorful citrus-glazed salmon. We’ll also have our own housemade potato latkes, apple sauce, tzimmes, and petite confetti potatoes—in short, everything to ensure your celebration is as picture-perfect as it is delicious.
Our chef Sandro Romano has dreamed up a delicious autumnal menu that includes a variety of ready-to-eat, classic Thanksgiving staples like maple and rosemary-brined turkey breast, roasted turkey legs, sage and apple stuffing, spinach gratin, creamy mashed potatoes and more. READ MORE
We know that you have a lot on your plate as turkey day approaches, so let us give you a hand with finding the perfect bird for your Thanksgiving Day feast, whether it’s one of our signature free-roaming birds, an oven-ready brined turkey, or a heritage breed or organic, pasture-raised bird.
When it comes to candy, we believe that Halloween is no time for scary ingredients, so we only carry brands that are committed to making products that are free of things like high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, and harmful preservatives.
Acorn squash is one of our favorite fall ingredients, and it plays a starring role in this unique and memorable dessert, adding a subtle, nutty sweetness that harmonizes perfectly with floral notes of pears, aromatic cinnamon, and deliciously tart cranberries.
Bagels and lox are a classic combo for breaking the fast, so stop by one of our stores to pick up some delicious locally made bagels, delivered fresh every morning. You’ll find them at the bakery counter in a variety of classic flavors. READ MORE
Let Union Market help you with all of your holiday cooking needs; we have everything you’ll need to make sure the New Year gets off to an auspicious start!