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Gourmetish

Meal kit pickups are available at Concord Beef & Seafood (75 S. Main St., Concord) during its business hours on Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Costs vary depending on the meal. Visit gourmetish.net or call 401-9988.




Fast and fresh
Meal kit service partners with Concord Beef & Seafood

02/22/18
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 This week, if you were to order a meal from Gourmetish, you would pick up your kit from Concord Beef & Seafood and find the ingredients for a Moroccan-inspired meal: chicken seasoned with paprika, cinnamon, red pepper flakes and ginger and served with tomatoes and chickpeas over an orange-mint couscous. 

Each week the new local meal kit service offers a new meal using fresh meat or fish, vegetables and more. All the ingredients come sliced, chopped and diced, so the cooking process is easy.
Co-owner Julie Darling said what makes Gourmetish unique is the partnership it has with Concord Beef & Seafood, where all of the meal kits meats come from and where pickups are currently available. She and business partner and longtime friend Jill Pelletier started the business out of a love for cooking and sharing recipes together.
“We had both tried meal kits before … and I think what makes us different is the fact that we do the prepping for all of the ingredients, so you have that extra layer of convenience,” said Darling, whose husband is one of the owners at Concord Beef & Seafood.
After presenting several dishes during its Preview Week in early December, Gourmetish began offering weekly meals for two about a month later. They’re available for order from Monday through Saturday, and ordering your meal is simple; while Gourmetish does not yet offer subscription packages, you can go online for details on the current meal available and the menus for the next few weeks. 
After you place your order, you can pick up your meal anytime during Concord Beef & Seafood’s business hours, except on Sunday, during the interim period when the meals get switched. Each order comes with prepping instructions and ingredients.
Darling said she and Pelletier try to regularly rotate out proteins like chicken, beef and fish so that they don’t repeat themselves in consecutive weeks. The next Meal of the Week will be a soy-ginger glazed salmon with wilted spinach and shiitake mushrooms.
A meal that was previously offered and that Darling said will likely be featured again in the future is pan-seared steak and chimichurri with roasted sweet potatoes and Parmesan-garlic broccoli.
Some meals may follow themes depending on the time of year. Last week’s Valentine’s Day meal, for example, was a surf-and-turf dinner that included filet mignon and scampi butter shrimp with Parmesan-herb roasted potatoes and bacon shallot green beans.
“Right now it’s just one meal a week, and what we’re trying to do is always have a vegetable, a starch and a protein,” Darling said.
Since there are no subscriptions yet, Darling said the prices vary per meal and are approximated online when you order.
“The reason we do that is because the price … depends on the actual protein sizes,” she said.
Gourmetish has received positive feedback so far, according to Darling, and has largely been promoted via social media, word of mouth and flyers at Concord Beef & Seafood.
“I do think that people gravitate toward [meal kits] because of the convenience,” she said. “They enjoy cooking and trying new recipes, and we offer all of that, plus the convenience of having a meal ready to go.”





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