Our Butchers have been known to offer the best tri-tip in town. Incredibly tasty with the beefy flavor of sirloin, and a tenderness that simply melts in your mouth. Our Choice Natural Tri-Tip is the perfect cut for summertime grilling with its delicious flavor and ability to soak up the warmth of spices, rubs, and grilling smoke. Flavorful enough to stand on its own yet we gave our tri-tip a one-two punch with our own Big Time Steak & Tri-Tip Marinade!
In our meat department is our signature marinated Big Time Tri-Tip! Marinated for 48 hours in our own premium, natural sauce, these tri-tips are full of smokey, sweet, and peppery flavor from first bite to last. Fully seasoned and ready to grill. Be prepared to fall in love!
With a marinade this good, we also bottled it to go! You can also find our signature all natural, small-batch crafted Big Time Steak & Tri-Tip Marinade in our meat department for those who like to marinate at home.
Our Big Time Tri-Tip is… Read More
When you think of margaritas you might be reminded of summer. But with all the winter citrus fruits at their peak right now, it's a perfect excuse to make a fresh hand squeezed margarita.
Feel free to adapt the recipe below and make it your own. The beauty of winter citrus is that they are all unique in flavor and are great to mix and match!
Ingredients to make 4 mason jars:
1 Cara Cara Pink Navel
1.5 Pink Grapefruits
6 oz Tequila
Sparkling water (optional to cut juice)
Salt for rim (optional)
Squeeze the juice from desired citrus into bowl
Strain out pulp and seeds
In a small pitcher mix citrus juice and tequila
Add sparkling water to taste
(If salting rim) Rub lime wedge along rim of glass and then dip glass in rimming salt
Fill mason jars or margarita glasses with refreshing beverage
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Poached eggs are delicious and a staple on most brunch menus, but not as common at home because they appear to be hard to cook. This year is the year you learn how to perfectly poach an egg every time.
Use the freshest eggs you can find. Fresh eggs have tighter whites and yolks which will help them keep their shape in the water.
Use a fine mesh strainer instead of a slotted spoon. The strainer will remove any of the stringy egg whites that separate.
Keep the eggs moving around in the water so that they cook evenly.
Vinegar isn't necessary if you use fresh eggs. It helps, but can also affect the taste of your meal.
Bring a few inches of water in your saucepan to a slow simmer, just where you can start to see bubbles appearing.
As water is heating up, crack an egg into a bowl and transfer it to your strainer.
Swirl the egg in your strainer until the excess egg whites come off and then lower it down to the simmering water.
Gently shake the… Read More
Get creative with caviar! You can choose to serve caviar the traditional way, or you can buy caviar at different price points and have fun creating interesting appetizers to highlight the unique taste.
Avocado & Caviar Toast
Slice and toast bread of your choice. In a separate bowl lightly mash avocado slices, lemon, salt, and pepper. Spread avocado mixture on top of your toast evenly, but not too smooth. Finish with the caviar you enjoy most (or add a variety of for different colors and textures). Make these bite-size by using sliced baguettes instead.
Philadelphia Potato Poppers
Boil mini potatoes until soft. With a small spoon hollow out the middle of the potato and fill with a small scoop of cream cheese. Top with smoked salmon and caviar.
Fruit & Nut Yogurt Dip
Slice pears and apples and arrange them on a plate with various nuts. Add a small bowl of yogurt and top with caviar, but don't mix it together. Treat it like a dip and let your guests scoop into… Read More
A jar of these cherries makes a wonderful holiday gift. They are a delicious addition to any festive cocktail and are wonderful served over a bowl of vanilla ice cream!
4 cups fresh Chilean cherries, left whole with stems intact
one cinnamon stick per jar
1 1/2 -2 cups Bourbon
½ cup genuine maple syrup
Zest of one orange, peeled into long, curling strips
Tightly pack your little gift jars with cherries and a cinnamon stick. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine bourbon, maple syrup and zest of one orange. Bring to a simmer and stir to integrate the ingredients. Pour hot bourbon mixture into each jar fully submerging the cherries. (If you find yourself in need of a little extra liquid, heat a little extra bourbon to top it off.)
Cover each jar and keep it on the counter for 24 hours at room temp allowing the cherries to cure. Transfer jars to the refrigerator until use. The flavors will only deepen over time.
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As a parent, around the holidays when the weather has finally cooled off and my family is all at home… there are 3 words that I love to hear the most; “let's bake cookies”. So for all of the dads that love hearing those 4 magic words, we here at Bristol Farms have discounted everything that you need to help fill your home with the warmth of the holidays. Along with our best Gingerbread recipe from head baker Christophe Moreau.
Wilton’s Decorating: 25% off
C&H 1 Pound Sugar: $0.99
King Arthur 5# Unbleached Flour: $3.99
Plantain Blackstrap Molasses: $3.99
Nordic Ware Baking Pans and Sheets: 25% off
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup vegetable oil, at room temperature
1/2 cup packed light brown… Read More
Bristol Farms offers fresh uncooked turkeys or cooked turkeys for Thanksgiving ordering. If you choose to go with a fresh turkey this year, here are a few cooking tips and recipes to help make your Thanksgiving easier and tastier!
Turkey Cooking Tips:
Set your oven to 325°F. We recommend using a meat thermometer. Be sure the thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of the breast, not touching the bone. Cook to an internal temperature of 180° F.
Approximate Cooking Times:
8-12 lbs: 3 - 4 hours
12-16 lbs: 4 - 5 hours
16-20 lbs: 5 - 5 1/2 hours
20-24 lbs: 5 1/2 - 6 hours
8-12 lbs: 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours
12-16 lbs: 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours
16-20 lbs: 4 1/2 - 5 hours
20-24 lbs: 5 - 5 1/2 hours
Holiday Turkey Brine
- 1 package Bristol Farms Dry Brine Mix (available during the holidays)
- 1 quart water
- 1 box of 2 bags Reynolds Turkey Roasting Bags
- 1 16-24lb Turkey (thawed)
- 1 gallon Apple Cider… Read More
With an aim to inspire families to eat at home together more often, we are proud to support in the celebration of National Family Meals Month™ for the month of September. Through the program, we encourage families to slow down, join together, and share just one more delicious meal per week. We know how busy life can be, so we're happy to help by highlighting some super simple, healthy meal solutions with items found in store to help make that happen.
Did you know that numerous studies underscore the long-term health, academic, and societal benefits of consistently eating together as a family? Home-cooked meals nourish the spirit, brain, and health of all family members. Not to mention, people who frequently cook at home eat fewer, healthier calories. Additionally, regular family meals are linked to the kinds of outcomes that we all want for our children: higher grades and self-esteem, healthier eating habits, and less risky behavior.
Don't fret about the time it takes to… Read More
It’s always a great time to gather family and friends together, and for your Labor Day celebrations consider a new dish with a secret ingredient: grapes from California. Fresh grapes are refreshing on their own, of course – pretty much anytime, anywhere. But they are a versatile ingredient too. Here's one of our favorite recipes incorporating sweet grapes. Give it a try at your holiday soiree and then bask in the compliments.
Shrimp Orzo and Grape Salad
When it’s too hot to cook, toss up this filling summer salad of orzo, grapes, and shrimp with a mustard-dill dressing for dinner or as a side.
2 cups cooked, drained orzo pasta
2 cups California seedless grapes
8 ounces small cooked peeled shrimp
1 cup cucumbers, seeded, diced
1/4 cup green pepper, diced
1/2 teaspoon each salt and dried dill weed
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon each olive oil, dijon-style mustard and… Read More
It all starts in the rich soil of the valley of Hatch, New Mexico, where the life of a Hatch Chile is born. After harvest in late July and August each year, the Hatch chile takes on a new life cycle, transitioning through stages in which spicy food enthusiasts can incorporate this wondrous pepper into every dish enjoyed throughout the year. From freshly harvested to roasted and pureed, below are the many stages the Hatch chile can go through, along with some tips on adding to some of your existing favorite dishes and some new.
Fresh, Unroasted Whole Hatch Chiles - Typically bought in bulk for roasting at home. Roast whole, let cool, remove the skins, and freeze in storage bags for use in dishes throughout the year. When ready to use, simply remove from the freezer and allow to reach room temperature before preparing.
Raw Chopped Hatch Chiles - Roasted Hatch chiles are a preferred flavor over fresh, yet you can add diced fresh Hatch chile to the cooking process of soups and… Read More