2016

Ratto’s will be open on New Years Eve from 10-3.

Come in Saturday for your last minute party needs! We have a wonderful selection of imported and domestic cheeses, deli meats, charcuterie, gourmet crackers, olives, wine & bubbly! We’ll be closed Sunday and Monday, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe New Year!

Gratefully,

Ratto’s Staff

In need of a last minute gifts and provisions? We can help with our beautifully crafted gift baskets and gourmet gifts. Don’t forget the cheese, charcuterie, breads and crackers for your buffet table. We also have a fine selection wine and bubbly! Panettone, turrone and specialty chocolates are still available, and our bulk spice jars are well-stocked. Stocking stuffers? We’ve got plenty: specialty chocolates, gourmet salts and petit bottles of truffle oil to name a few.

We’ll be closed Sunday, December 25th, and Monday, December 26th. Have a wonderful holiday!

Gift Baskets
Gourmet Gift Baskets
Panettone makes a great gift: it’s a snack, dessert, or foundation for French Toast and Bread Pudding!
Panforte and Torrone
Vinegar Power Trio: Moscatell vinegar from Spain, Banyuls vinegar from France, and Balsamic from Italy
Ratto’s Olive Oil flanked by J. Le Blanc’s artisanal Walnut and Hazelnut oils.
All of us at Ratto’s would like to thank all of you for your ongoing support and patronage, and wish you a happy & healthy holiday season. We wouldn’t be here without you, and we truly appreciate your loyalty!

Make this quick, delicious and simple recipe when time is of the essence!

Weeknight Chicken Curry-In-A-Hurry

Serves 4-6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Allergy Milk
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Prepare this delicious and quick-to-prepare dish when you're short on time, but want a delicious and hearty meal.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small onions (roughly chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons Vadouvan curry powder (OR hot curry powder)
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Mutti double concentrate tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1.5 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1.5lb skinless chicken (thighs or breasts or combo)
  • 1 can chicpeas (15 oz can) (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup carrots (cut into julienne/matchsticks)
  • 1/2 jar Boat House pickled raisins (1/2 cup) (or more, depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 6oz plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • cooked basmati rice (hot and ready to serve)

Note

The addition of pickled raisins turns this weeknight curry into something special!

Directions

Step 1
Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. When hot, add the onions and salt. Sauté, stirring occasionally, for 10-12 minutes, until the onions take on some color. If the onions seem to be browning too quickly, turn down the heat.
Step 2
When ready, add the curry, garam masala and chili flakes and cook the spices, stirring frequently for 2-3 minutes
Step 3
Add the tomato paste and cook another 2-3 minutes then add the broth and tomatoes scraping up the brown bits. Turn up the heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
Step 4
Add the chicken, chickpeas, carrots, and pickled raisins. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15-18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through.
Step 5
Remove lid and stir in the yogurt, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro and ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
Step 6
Serve over the basmati rice and garnish with the remaining cilantro

As we gear up for the big day, you are probably checking your shopping list. Come in for hostess gifts, wine, cheese and crackers, or charcuterie and deli items for easy-to-put-together appetizers and side dishes. And don’t forget our fabulous selection of fresh bulk spices and wines!

Camamelized Fig happy-holidays bulk-spices

We’ll be closed for the holiday Thursday and Friday, and will reopen on Saturday. Hope to see you then!

We wish you a delicious holiday!