Midtown Market

Paducah's Gourmet Grocery Store

3000 Broadway Paducah, KY 42001

p (270) 444-3996 / f (270) 444-3959

Welcome to Midtown Market, Paducah’s premier gourmet grocery store. We carry high quality local produce, organic foods and unique flavors that you won’t find easily anywhere else in our region. At Midtown Market we have something for everyone, from made to order sandwiches and Boar’s Head meats and cheeses in our deli, to custom cuts of steak and other responsibly-raised meats found in our custom meat shop. We partner with local farmers and producers in order to carry as many locally-resourced fruits, vegetables and other products made in western Kentucky. In fact, we carry more Kentucky Proud products than almost any other grocery retailer in this end of the state. 

Whether you’re seeking an alternative to processed foods, or looking for organic produce and a variety of gluten-free items, our gourmet grocery carries high quality foods that are sure to meet your taste buds’ expectations. 

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Easy Weeknight Salmon

If you’re anything like the rest of us, cooking a healthy dinner on a weeknight is a challenge to say the least. Whether you’re a working mom or a single dad, the struggle to put good food on the table is real!

That’s what makes fresh salmon so appealing. It’s easy to prepare, extremely versatile in how one can serve it and it continues to be an affordable fresh fish. It can be baked, steamed or grilled.

It’s also amazingly healthy. Who knew something so delicious could also be so good for you, too?

Health Benefits of Salmon

·        Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids – the GOOD fats!

·        Natural source of Vitamin D, which helps our bodies absorb calcium and keeps our bones strong

·        Heart healthy, according to the American Heart Association.

You’ll also be happy to know that mercury levels in salmon are some of the lowest. So individuals can safely consume salmon, shrimp, catfish, pollock or light canned tuna about two times each week. Even better, the fresh caught fish sold at Midtown Market are free of chemicals and antibiotics.

Photo: Glenn Hall Photography

Photo: Glenn Hall Photography

While salmon is delicious, it does present a challenge. It is sometimes easy to overcook in the oven or burn on the grill. Here are some simple tips that will make salmon a delicious main dish on your weeknight meal plan.

In the Oven:

  • When cooking salmon in the oven remove the skin.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

On the Grill:

  • When grilling, it's best to leave the salmon skin on. Cook the fish with the skin side down. Let the skin get crispy. Then flip the fish over and the skin will be easy to remove. This method helps prevent overcooking or burning the fish.      
  • Grill salmon for 10 to 12 minutes.
Photo: Glenn Hall Photography

Photo: Glenn Hall Photography

If you’re looking to jazz up the menu this week, our resident grill master Ricky Rowell suggests the Wild Alaskan Salmon Rub. It’s a flavorful, dry rub that works well on the grill or in the oven. Another tasty option is Captain Rodney's Tequila Lime Glaze. It's a sweet and spicy glaze that pairs well with salmon’s natural flavor. Because the glaze contains a high sugar content, you’ll need to keep a close eye on your fish when grilling in order to prevent burning.

For other tips and suggestions talk to one of our associates. They are full of helpful information and happy to assist.