Prime Rib and Other Meats

In celebration of National Prime Rib Day – tomorrow! – make a special dinner with this well-loved cut of beef.

A prime rib roast, also known as a standing rib roast, is usually made up of between two and seven ribs. In the center of a prime rib, you’ll find a large “eye” of meat. The eye is especially juicy, tender and marbled with fat. The meat around it is also marbled and then has thick fat around it. It’s the high proportion of fat that makes prime rib melt in your mouth.

Season well with herbs, salt, and pepper and then grill or roast. Take care not to overcook the inside. Prime rib is typically served rare or medium rare.
For other days this season, get ready for grilling with all sorts of all-natural cuts of beef, from Niman Ranch and Boyden Beef.

Niman Ranch cattle are raised with care in the U.S. by small farmers committed to sustainable, humane practices and never given any antibiotics or hormones. Local beef from Vermont, Boyden Beef is sustainable beef, raised on a high-grass diet on organic pastures with no growth promoting antibiotics or hormones.

A flavorful, lean and juicy cut of steak, sirloin has no bones and little fat. It’s great for outdoor grilling. Spice it up with Brothers Marketplace Coffee Chili Pepper Rub or Kansas City Steak Rub. Or serve up sirloin tips, ready for your favorite marinade. Try local choices from Stonewall Kitchen, such as Maple Chipotle Grill Sauce.

Some cuts are good for serving up in slices. A flavorful, lean, boneless steak, flank steak is typically cut across the grain to increase its tenderness. Pan-fry or grill. Then slice and drizzle with chimichurri sauce or a spicy barbecue sauce before serving.

Known for its flavor, more than its tenderness, skirt steak is also served in slices. Add it to tacos or fajitas with salsa and guacamole!

For burgers, enjoy our Niman Ranch pub burgers, blended in-house with 85% lean ground beef. Select from seven flavors of full-size pub burgers and smaller sliders, including Cracked Pepper, Portabella mushroom & Swiss, Onion & Pepper, Cheddar, Sundried Tomato Basil, and Bacon & Cheddar.

Grill and serve with a make-your-own burger bar with all the fixins.

Make a special steak dinner with filet or rib eye. Also known as tenderloin, filet is an extremely tender cut of beef with a buttery texture. Season with salt and pepper and grill. Serve with caramelized onions and steak sauce.

With rich marbling and flavor, rib eye is known to be “beefy.” While you can grill it, be aware that the fat can lead to flare ups. So keep the tongs handy.
Enjoy National Prime Rib Day! And ask our meat associates to help you choose the right cut for your recipes.

Sweets & Flowers

A creamy, all-natural Vanilla Bean Cheesecake made with pure Madagascar vanilla beans and a crushed Amoretti cookie crust for your Easter dessert. Sweet, gooey coconut macaroons to finish off your Passover Seder. And a bright, colorful arrangement of spring flowers for your holiday centerpiece.

Visit Brothers Marketplace in Medfield, Weston and Waltham for the finishing touches you need for this weekend’s holiday gatherings.

Easter Desserts

Sweeten your Easter celebration with something traditional from our bakery, such as a Ricotta Pie, a Classic Tiramisu Torte or a platter of Lobster Tails, with crisp pastry filled with luscious cream. Add half moons to your dessert display, festively decorated for the holiday.

Pair a rich, decadent Chocolate Nightmare Cake with our store-made fresh, whipped cream, and serve it alongside a beautiful Fresh Fruit Tart, filled with a rainbow of cut fruit and berries, and also available in individual size.

Select from our own, slightly tart and creamy Key Lime Pie and your choice of scratch-baked, local pies from Delectable Desires Pastries in West Roxbury, Mass. In 2007, Carlene O’Garro founded the bakery in her home in Mattapan, making cake and pie for friends and family with a touch of her family’s Caribbean roots. Choose between 5” and 10” sizes in flavors such as Blueberry, Very Berry, and Caramel Apple.

Passover Sweets

Enjoy your Passover Seder and sweets throughout the 8-day holiday with unleavened treats from our bakery.

From cookies to brownies to linzer tarts, find a selection of Kosher for Passover treats from Molly’s in each store, such as:

Raspberry Roll: Yellow cake envelops a sweet raspberry filling to create a beautiful roll.

Rainbow Cookies: Kids and adults alike will enjoy these iconic, striped cookies covered in chocolate.
Coconut Macaroons: With sweet, shredded coconut, one of the most popular desserts for Passover – and beyond.

Brothers Marketplace is not a Kosher establishment.

Holiday Floral Arrangements

Welcome your guests with spring floral arrangements in bright, seasonal colors. Find arrangements ready-to-go in our floral departments, or we would be happy to help you create something custom in your own vase.

Fill clear vases with tulips in pink, purple, yellow and orange, or a mixture of them all. Take your decorated Easter eggs and place them in a basket, with a few bright yellow daffodils.

Pick up or arrange your own bouquet of cut flowers, including blue and white hydrangea, and pink and yellow ranunculus. And select from spring potted bulb plants, with Easter lilies, colorful tulips, fragrant hyacinth or bright daffodils.

We wish you a happy Easter and a happy Passover from all of us at Brothers Marketplace!

Holiday Celebrations

Get ready to celebrate Easter and Passover with mouthwatering meats to serve as your centerpiece entrée.

For Easter, whip up a glaze for a Niman Ranch Spiral Cut Ham. All Niman Ranch meats are antibiotic and hormone free, humanely and sustainably raised by small family farmers and ranchers. Go spicy with chipotle and orange, or sweet with brown sugar and honey. Serve your ham with our braised kale or au gratin potato towers and curried cauliflower.

Or, roast a boneless leg of lamb. Shepherd’s Pride lamb is antibiotic and hormone free, and raised in the US by family ranchers on natural grasses, herbs and flowers, topped off with nutrient-rich grain. All of this lamb can be traced to where it was raised and who handled it.

Marinate the leg of lamb overnight in a blend of Greek yogurt, fresh herbs, lemon and garlic. Add more fresh herbs and olive oil before roasting. Pair your lamb with roasted Brussels sprouts or a grilled vegetable medley, fresh from our kitchen.

Add to your Easter entrée options with a Brothers Lasagna, prepared with our store-made sweet Italian sausage, or Eggplant Parmesan, with fresh cut eggplant, hand-breaded and lightly fried, layered with provolone, mozzarella, and topped with Brothers signature marinara sauce. It’s a great vegetarian option!

Host a brunch for the holiday, featuring fresh spring salads and quiches, such as broccoli & cheese, spinach & tomato, ham & cheese, or Quiche Lorraine. Add fresh fruit skewers to the spread.

For your Passover seder, find a wide array of entrees from our kitchen, prepared how you would make them if you had the time.* Pair traditional, slow-roasted brisket, with an updated chicken dish, such as our secret recipe Mahogany Chicken with chopped figs and Craisins. Or order a complete Roast Brisket or Plainville Turkey Dinner in advance, complete with salad, Matzo Ball Soup, chopped liver, side dishes and dessert. Place your order by Monday, April 15th for pick-up on Friday, April 19th.

Whatever you are celebrating this spring, our associates are available to help you find what you need. Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

*Brothers Marketplace is not a kosher establishment.

Our New Beans and Grains

Make all-natural beans, rice, and grains part of your kitchen with new Brothers Marketplace Beans & Grains.

Packed locally, these new additions to our shelves add plant-based nutrients and new flavors to your home cooking.

Here is our primer on what’s available and some great ways to enjoy them:

Nutty, buttery Garbanzo Beans, also known as chick peas, become smooth, creamy hummus with lemon, olive oil, salt, garlic and tahini. Or roast them in the oven with spices for a high-nutrient snack.

Add silky Cannellini Beans to salads, soups, and stews, or turn them into a protein-packed dip for crackers or veggies.

One helpful tip: soaking beans overnight reduces the cooking time and disperses some of the compounds that can cause gas.

Split Peas, the dried, peeled, and split seeds of peas, are best known for the soup by the same name. A light, green Split Pea Soup with bacon crumbles makes a beautiful spring appetizer. You can also turn them into a variation on hummus or add them to salads and falafel.

Lentils come in all sorts of varieties and a wide array of colors. The most common variety, Brown Lentils bring an earthy, mild flavor. They take only 20-30 minutes to cook and hold their shape nicely in soups, curries, and other side dishes.

Petite French Lentils, also known as Puy lentils, are green in color and offer a robust, slightly peppery flavor. Ready in 25 minutes, they keep a firm texture that makes them ready for salads and other side dishes.

Black Lentils are protein packed and versatile. Spice them with cumin and add a dollop of yogurt and some fresh mint leaves for a Mediterranean–inspired side dish. Or braise them on the stove with chopped onions, carrots, celery and fresh thyme.

Sweet, nutty, Crimson Lentils fall in the mid-range for cooking time at around 30 minutes. They tend to get mushy when cooked, which makes them a great base for Indian dals – with flavors of red chili, coriander, cumin, turmeric and ginger – curry dishes, and Middle Eastern-style lentil soup.

If you prefer a blend, add the Autumn Lentil Blend in warm fall colors to soups, stews and sides. Mix them into a side dish with sweet potatoes and spinach.

In addition to nutrient-rich, nutty staples like short and long grain brown rice, try our Wild Rice Blend, as a side dish for fish or chicken. Add dried cranberries, pecans, and a blend of dried herbs.

With the same whole-grain benefits as brown rice, Himalayan Red Rice has a more complex, nuttier, earthy flavor. Enjoy it in salads and pilaf. Try it with thyme and mushrooms or tart cherries.

Chinese Black Rice is also known as Emperor’s Rice or forbidden rice. It was previously reserved only for the Chinese emperor due to its superior health benefits and high level of antioxidants, and therefore a “forbidden” food for everyone else. Add crunchy almonds and chopped onions to this rich, sweet rice and serve with seafood. Or use it as a base for a Thai salad with mangos and cilantro.

For creamy risottos of all sorts, select Arborio Rice, which releases starches when liquid is added slowly, for that rich risotto texture.

Other Grains
Quinoa is a complete, gluten-free protein that functions like a grain but is actually a seed. It takes less time to cook than many other grains, just 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse it before cooking to remove any bitterness.

Use it as a side dish for tacos, in stuffed peppers, or as a replacement for pasta in a salad.

In addition to the usual white variety, try Red Quinoa. Rich in taste, a little chewy and a bit nuttier, red quinoa works well in cold salads.

Fluffy, crunchy, Tricolor Quinoa is a blend of white, black and red quinoa, making for a bright side dish or base for a chicken or shrimp dish.

Also known as pearl couscous, Giant Israeli Couscous, is made from wheat flour. Toss with vinaigrette, feta, chopped cucumbers, and mint for a fresh salad. Turn it into a spicy main course with crushed red pepper, pan-seared chicken, and fresh herbs.

Fine Bulgur Wheat is made of hulled winter wheat berries that are then processed to remove some of the bran. Then they are steamed, dried, and finely cracked. It’s the base of Middle-Eastern tabbouleh, with chopped parsley, tomatoes, mint, and onion, and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. For a different variation, make it into a summer salad with zucchini, summer squash and basil.

Our grain selection also includes two types of Chia Seeds, white and black. A great source of heart-healthy omega-3s, chia seeds can be mixed with coconut milk for a creamy pudding — ready in time for tomorrow’s breakfast — added to muffins, or blended into smoothies.

Spring Cheeses

Creamy and sweet. Spicy and firm. Earthy, fruity or sharp.

How do you say cheese? At our Cheese Shop, find a wide selection of artisan cheeses, including many that are handmade in New England.

This spring, stop by to select an array of local cheeses for a festive and personalized cheese board.

When creating a cheese board, think about a mix of flavors and textures. Try cheeses from different categories – soft or firm, goat’s milk or cow’s milk, sweet or spicy – and make a board with your favorites.

The goat cheese from Vermont Creamery is made with fresh goats’ milk from family farms that is turned naturally into curds overnight, drained and then shaped into logs. Or from Maine, try the Seal Cove farm chevre, crafted in the farmstead tradition, using only the high-quality milk produced from goats living on their farm.

For something pungent, select a blue cheese, such as the raw milk blue cheese handmade in the turn-of-the-century barn at Great Hill Creamery in Marlon, Mass. Unlike many blue cheese varieties, the milk is not homogenized, which means the cheese is especially smooth and fully flavored. The curd is a bit more dense and yellow than most blue cheeses because there is no bleach or food coloring added.

Go sharp with Cabot’s classic sharp cheddar, with its slight sweetness complemented by a rich, buttery tang. Or choose a cheddar from Shelburne Farms or Grafton Village, also in Vermont.
For a less traditional addition and some saltiness, add a small bowl of Salty Sea Feta from Narragansett Creamery, crafted from whole milk and sea salt. Or select a firm and flaky Maple Sriracha WindsorDale from Vermont Farmstead, hot and tangy with a touch of sweetness. It’s also a great topper for grilled chicken!

For crackers, try light and crispy Brothers Marketplace Oil and Sea Salt Crackers or gluten-free Onesto Crackers. Include our own Brothers Marketplace charcuterie meats made by New England Charcuterie and smoked salmon and bluefish plates from Boston Smoked Fish. And add a sweet spread from Dove & Figs, in Evil Apple or Chocolate Fig Sunshine, and dried fruit from Woodstock in Providence, RI.

Pairing with a specific wine or beer, or entertaining a guest with particular taste? Our cheese shop associates are happy to help. Ask us! We know!

Sushi, Freshly Rolled

A California roll for lunch, with seaweed salad on the side. A Crunchy Tuna Roll paired with a Salmon Avocado roll a light dinner. Sashimi, nigiri and vegetable rolls in all sorts of creative combinations.

The sushi offerings in our Waltham store are rolled and hand cut by Mai Sushi’s expert chefs and delivered fresh daily.

Mai uses only 100% all-natural ingredients, free from artificial coloring, flavoring or preservatives.

The sushi starts with sustainable, responsibly sourced seafood, including wild-caught yellowfin and albacore tuna and responsibly farmed Norwegian and Scottish salmon. The fish is traceable, and Mai is fully transparent about the ingredients and sourcing.

Then we add rice cooked with just the right amount of vinegar, ripe avocado, nori, fresh vegetables and more.

Along with our full menu of sashimi and maki, sample our unique creations, such as a green dragon crunch roll, with avocado, garlic mayo, sweet sauce and fried shallots on top of an inside-out roll filled with avocado, cucumber, lettuce and carrots. Or order a custom platter for your next party or business meeting!

Sushi, Freshly Rolled

A combo pack of Tuna & Salmon Sashimi for lunch, with seaweed salad on the side. A Spicy Tempura Roll filled with spicy tuna, avocado and cucumber, deep fried and seasoned with spicy mayo & scallions for a light dinner. California rolls, vegetable rolls and all sorts of creative combinations.

At our in-store sushi bars, your sushi is rolled and hand cut by Kyo Sushi’s expert chefs.

Kyo was rolling fresh sushi in Weston before Brothers Marketplace opened and we kept this popular vendor on board at our customers’ request. Since then, they’ve expanded to offer sushi at our store in Medfield and at Roche Bros. in Downtown Crossing.

Tim Huang, the owner of this family-run business, goes to the Boston Fish Pier every week to purchase the seafood that goes into our sushi, buying top-of-the-catch fish, such as Faroe Island Salmon and Day Boat Tuna. Then we add rice cooked with just the right amount of vinegar, ripe avocado, nori, fresh vegetables and more.

Along with our full menu of sashimi and maki, sample our unique creations, such as “gunkan” – shaped like
a boat with spicy tuna and rice wrapped in soy paper – and triangle-shaped nigiri, where sushi meets British tea sandwiches. Or order a custom platter for a party or business meeting.

Also try our other Japanese-inspired offerings:

  • Start off with miso soup or seaweed salad.
  • Finish with sweet mochi for dessert.
  • Grab a yusō, a fresh & health Japanese riceball snack filled with savory filling, for eating on-the-go.

Better Breakfast

Start the day strong with a better breakfast. Add new flavors and more power with these suggestions:

Pack it with protein. Boost the protein in your morning with eggs. Mix them with fresh produce in muffin tins and bake in the oven, or make a frittata in a pan on the stove. Try peppers, tomatoes, and onions, or cauliflower, mushroom, and thyme. Add goat cheese or shredded mozzarella. Serve with our house-made sausages or Niman Ranch bacon. Grab breakfast on the run in the store, such as a hot Egg & Cheese Sandwich on an English muffin.

Fill up with fiber. Wilt leafy greens and mix them into grain bowls to double down on fiber. Join us at our diner in Medfield this Saturday, March 16th for a DIY Savory Oats Pop-Up and learn how to make your own rich, flavorful bowl. Top your oatmeal or yogurt with fresh berries. Save some leftover roasted sweet potatoes from dinner and drizzle them with honey and nut butter – or tahini – for a morning side dish. In the store, select from parfaits with fruit, such as a “Strawberries and Cream” yogurt parfait, and a Coconut Chia Oatmeal & Pineapple Parfait.

Upgrade your bagel or breakfast burrito. Change out your usual bagel or tortilla for the local, transitional organic options from One Mighty Mill — made with “wheat you can eat” that’s grown in Maine, milled in Lynn and delivered fresh to our stores. Top your nutrient-rich bagel with smoked salmon from Ducktrap in Maine and our own hand-blended cream cheese. Fill your burrito with scrambled eggs, cheese, and sliced avocado. Try the One Mighty Mill pancake mix, too!

Heap on healthy fats to keep you full and feed your brain.  Add avocado or sprinkle in nuts and seeds to boost the healthy fats in any breakfast. Roll up avocado, smoked salmon, and red onion in a tortilla. Mix nuts or seeds into your pancakes, or grind your own fresh almond or peanut butter in the store. Drizzle grain bowls with Brothers Marketplace EVOO, or scramble eggs in a Brothers Marketplace dipping oil, with herbs and spices already mixed in.  Make a Mediterranean Shakshuka with the Brothers Marketplace Moroccan Oil and Harissa Spice.

Sip local coffee and tea. Coffee and tea are packed with antioxidants, and just enough caffeine to get you going for the day. At home, try locally roasted Armeno coffee made from 100% Arabica beans or locally blended Tea Guys teas with unique flavor blends. Or pick up a cup in our cafe.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional Irish lunch or dinner, prepared how you would make it (if you had the time).

Take home a complete Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner made in our kitchen, ready to heat and serve, with tender corned beef, potatoes, onions & turnips. We’re also offering store-made Shepard’s Pie, filled with tender beef and vegetables in a rich gravy, with a mashed potato crust.

Or dine in at our Medfield location! Enjoy an Irish feast in our diner from Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 17th. Visit us for lunch (11:30am – 1:30pm) or dinner (4:30pm – 7:00pm) and choose from a traditional boiled dinner, with our own Corned Beef and Cabbage, served with potatoes, turnips and a slice of Irish Soda Bread. Or select our Shepherds Pie as your main course.

At all Brothers locations, you can also find everything you need to make your own boiled dinner at home. Flat cut corned beef brisket — the kind used to make traditional corned beef — needs to be cooked slowly at a low temperature, adding flavor and increasing tenderness. Find several varieties at all Brothers locations, including antibiotic and hormone-free natural angus corned beef. The corned beef brisket in our stores is already cured with salt. If you want to reduce the saltiness, soak it in a few changes of water in the hours before you make your meal. Cook your cabbage, potatoes and any other vegetables separately and combine with the corned beef before serving.

Cap off your celebration with some green and white decorated cupcakes from our bakery and a traditional Irish soda bread with raisins to go with your meal.

We are happy to help you enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day feast in any way we can! See you in the store.

Fresh Fish

Local Georges Bank sea scallops to sear at home with lemon and garlic. A warm tuna melt from the deli. Fish Fry Fridays with flaky, crispy local fish at our Medfield diner.

For Fish Fridays and any day, visit Brothers Marketplace for fresh, locally sourced fish and all sorts of other seafood throughout the store.

On various days throughout Lent – which begins on March 6th and ends on April 18th – try samples of fresh fish, our own New England Clam Chowder and Haddock Chowder,

Stop by for Free Coffee Fridays between 10am and 12pm (Weston on March 8th, Medfield on March 22nd & Waltham on April 5th), featuring smoked salmon from Ducktrap River of Maine on local bagels from One Mighty Mill in Lynn, MA.

Fresh and ready from Brothers’ Kitchen, select from house-made recipes, including grilled salmon, crab cakes, and shrimp. Choose from two fish dishes at the Hot Bar every Friday during Lent.

Also on Fridays, find a new local fish at our seafood counter that you can trace back to the boat and captain who caught it. And pick up recipe cards in the store to make it easy to cook something new at home.

Cook up grey sole in a skillet with dill butter. Pan sear snapper haddock simply with olive oil, tomatoes and fresh basil. Steam clams in butter, garlic, white wine and lemon juice and serve over pasta, with chopped fresh Italian parsley.

For a French-style, “en papillote” presentation, wrap white fish, such as cod or haddock, in parchment with lemon, herbs and butter and bake it in the oven. Steam white fish Asian-style with fresh ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil and soy sauce. Or make it a Taco Tuesday with battered fish to fill your tacos.

If you’re entertaining guests, create a display of smoked fish with crackers, including smoked salmon, trout pate, and bluefish pate.

Keep the fish theme going through dessert with cupcakes decorated with Swedish fish from the bakery.

If you need more suggestions on how to cook fish and seafood at home, just ask!