Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Free Range Turkeys & Home Made Pies At Cardona's

Cardona's Market is ready to help you during the holiday season.
Order one of our fresh Home made Pies for the holiday Or our fresh, never frozen All natural, free range turkeys, sizes ranging from 8-28lb.'s Order today to get your size. 518-434-4838 Sphere: Related Content

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Think Cardona's This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches and your schedule gets busier, consider Cardona's Market to assist in your upcoming gatherings and parties. We can accommodate Thanksgiving needs for both dinner and dessert. We offer a wide array of Italian pastries and will do our best to meet other more traditional requests.

Christmas is still a couple months away, but it is never too soon to begin planning and avoid those holiday headaches. Cardona's is the place to find the freshest fish and meats. We can provide a complete catering spread or fulfill smaller needs.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Lemon and Rosemary Marinated Chicken on this weeks specials

Lemon and Rosemary Marinated Chicken, Mmmmm....
Just one of the items on the specials menu this week!

Monday 19.......... Seafood "Paella" Rissotto-Ravioli Abbruzzesse

Tuesday 20..........Lemon and Rosemary Marinated Chicken-Orrechettie Salsice

Wednesday 21......Stuffed Peppers-Tortellini Primavera

Thursday 22..........Meatloaf wrapped in Bacon-Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Friday 23...............Stuffed Haddock-Stuffed Shells

Saturday 24..........Baked Salmon-Rice Pilaf
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lasagna, Salmon and Shrimp...Oh My!!!

Did someone say specials? Cardona's did! Get your specials for tomorrow through Monday the 11th only at Cardonas Market!

Thursday 8...........Cannelloni Lasagna style/Mama Theresa's Baked Tilapia

Friday 9................Stuffed Haddock/Tortellini w/ a Red Clam Sauce Arrabiatta

Saturday 10.......... Baked Salmon w/ fresh lemon and garlic-Pasta Amatriciana

Monday 11.............Shrimp and Spinach Cannelloni-Coconut Shrimp w/ a Sweet Chili Sauce

We are back open on Sundays 9-2

It's soon time to start thinking about the holidays. Cardona's offers custom made "you pick the products" gift baskets. We will also ship it for you as well! Stop in today for details.

Look for these great dish's and much more this week at Cardona's
Call us anytime to find out what else is cooking!
(518)-434-4838 http://www.cardonasmarket.com

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Specials! Fresh From the Oven!

* Monday 21........... Stuffed chicken with a Marsala sauce
* Tuesday 22..........Rappani with olive oil and garlic
* Wednesday 23......Meatloaf wrapped in bacon
* Thursday 24...........Five cheese Pasta
* Friday 25................Haddock stuffed with crab meat& shrimp
* Saturday 26...........Fryed Idaho Trout

We are back open on Sundays 9-2


This week high quality coffee beans such as CFT organic Sumatra, CFT organic Guatemalan, as well as speciality Aztec blend which is a dark roast. These beans plus others to give us a total of 16 high quality beans will all be on sale for short time for only 7.98lb.!

Also on sale our cheese of the week local Hudson Valley Camembert soft cheese. A excellent blend of sheep and cows milk, $5.89 for 4oz.

Look for these great dish's and much more this week at Cardona's
Call us anytime to find out what else is cooking!
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cardona's Specials for the week of September 7th

* Monday 07...........We are closed Monday for labor day.
* Tuesday 08..........Maryland crab cakes served with a home made Remoulade sauce
* Wednesday 09......Vodka rigatoni with chicken
* Thursday 06...........Escarole and beans
* Friday 07................Sausage Potatoes and onions
* Saturday 08...........Baked haddock in a lemon butter sauce

We are back open on Sundays 9-2 starting this week

The cheese of the week is a Lively Run farms fresh goat cheese flavored with dill and also rose pepper.
A fresh cheese great with crackers or soft enough to spread.
Also this is a local product and Cardona's continues to bring you more and more fresh local and NY state products.

Look for these great dish's and much more this week at Cardona's
Call us anytime to find out what else is cooking!
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Recipe Fresh From the Pizza Grill

With the construction on Delaware Ave. in full swing, Cardona's offers off street parking in the rear!

(You can now get Cardona's Home Made Pizza Sauce and everything else you will need to make this recipe
(including the pizza dough) right at Cardona's Market!

Grilled Pizza (serves 6)

2 one lb. balls of Cardona's pizza dough
olive oil
Cardona's sun dried tomato pesto
Cardona's basil pesto
Cardona's sweet sausage
1 large sweet yellow onion
about a pound of mozzarella cheese (sliced or shredded)
grated parmesan

Take pizza dough out of the refrigerator 2-3 hours before you are ready to grill. (Thaw pizza in refrigerator overnight if frozen.)

Prepare all your toppings: fry 3-4 links of sausage; thinly slice onion and saute until caramelized (about 1/2 hour over medium heat with a little butter and olive oil, salt and pepper); saute mushrooms.

About an hour before grilling, cut each ball of dough in half. Work each half of the dough into free form rectangles (about 10 x 6). Lightly brush a cookie sheet with olive oil; place the each half of dough on the cookie sheet; lightly brush with olive oil. Repeat with all the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for about an hour.

When ready, pre-heat the grill and then turn it down to medium low. Throw each pizza on the grill (don't worry, it won't go through the grate). Close the grill and let it cook for about 3-4 minutes. Using tongs, check to see if there are golden grill marks on the bottom of the dough, if so, turn the pizzas with the tongs. Close the grill and prepare to put the toppings on the pizza (you should do this ahead of time, so you are ready to go). Spread the sun dried tomato pesto on a couple of pizzas, add the sausage and mushrooms and cheese. Spread pesto on a pizza, sprinkle some freshly-grated parmesan. Place mozzarella on another pizza and top with caramelized onions.

Close the cover of the grill until the toppings are warmed through and the cheese is melted.

Enjoy with a glass of your favorite wine!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Daily Specials for the Week of August 3rd

* Monday 03...........Five cheese pasta
* Tuesday 04..........Sausage potatoes and onions
* Wednesday 05......Chicken francese
* Thursday 06...........Broccoli-rabe w/ sausage and cannelini beans
* Friday 07................Stuffed haddock
* Saturday 08...........Tortellini Carbonara with shrimp

Cheese of the week Pecorino Pepato A hard mild cheese from Sicily With black Peppercorn's in it for a nice contrast 11.99lb.

Look for these great dish's and much more this week at Cardona's
Call us anytime to find out what else is cooking!

Don't forget....You can also keep up with us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cardonasmarket

and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=45826883651

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cardona's Specials!

Cardona's Specials
Monday 27...........Honey Coconut Shrimp

Tuesday 28..........Stuffed Pork Roast stuffed w/ Gorgonzola

Wednesday 29......Ravioli Abbruzze

Thursday 30...........Salmon Puttanesca

Friday 31................Chicken Asparago

Saturday 1............Veal Saltimboca

Cheese of the week Pecorino Pepato A hard mild cheese from Sicily With black Peppercorn's in it for a nice contrast 11.99lb.

Look for these great dish's and much more this week at Cardona's
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Cardona's Market is proud to announce that we have been voted Best of by Metroland readers! Thanks to all that voted and don't forget to stop in and visit us to see why we have been voted Best of! http://www.cardonasmarket.com

Best Meat (Traditional Cuts)

Cardona’s Market

340 Delaware Ave., Albany

The back corner of this exceptional neighborhood market features an old-school butcher operation—with one important new-school feature, all-natural meats. Watch as they cut and beautifully prepare and your meat to order. All the usual beef, pork, chicken, lamb and veal, as well as rabbit and homemade sausages. For a good deal, try one of the combo packages.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Times Union Best of 2009!

Times Union Readers voted Cardonas Market #2 in all of Albany for Best Ethnic Market!!!! We at Cardona's Market wish to thank all of the readers out there and Times Union for the votes and your continued patronage! We could not do it with out you!

Remember us for all your Deli and Catering needs!
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Caciocavallo Cheese at Cardonas!

On Sale


is a type of cheese made out of sheep's or cow's milk, originally produced in Sicily, Italy, but now spread all across the Balkans.
The Italian name of the cheese caciocavallo means "Cheese on horseback" and it is sometimes thought that it was originally made from mare's milk, although there appears to be no historical evidence for this. More likely, the name derives from the fact that the curd is left to dry by placing it 'a cavallo', i.e. straddling, upon a horizontal stick or branch.
This cheese is shaped like a tear-drop and is similar in taste to aged provolone, with a hard edible rind.

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Ricotta Gnocchi

Ricotta Gnocchi

-1lb Ricotta Cheese
-2 eggs
-2 cups all purpose flour
-2 tbsp pecorino romano cheese
you will also need: 1 fork, additional flour for dusting, slotted spoon for cooking gnocchi

-In a mixing bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, eggs and pecorino cheese. Mix together until combined.
-Add the flour and begin to bring the mixture together.
-As soon as the mix begins to form into a ball, turn the mix out onto a floured cutting board.
-Continue to knead the dough until the mix is soft to the touch and not sticky.
-Form the completed dough into a ball. At this point, you can wrap the dough in plastic and refridgerate for up to a week...or freeze for up to a month.
-Cut the ball into 6 equal parts.
-Roll out the dough long and thin, working your way from the center of the dough outwards.
-Cut into 1/2 inch pieces
-Using the back of a fork, press down on each piece of dough and pull toward you.
-After the desired amounts of gnocchi are completed you are now ready to cook them.
-Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the gnocchi to the water and cook for approx. 5 min. the gnocchi are done when they float to the top.
-Use a slotted spoon to remove the gnocchi from the water and serve with your favorite sauce.

(C) Chef Robert Cardona, Cardonas Market

Also, why not stop in and see us at Cardonas Market. We have all the tastes of the summer season, including Southern Style Watermelon Salad with fresh mint and feta cheese! A treat sure to compliment any meal on your table!

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

4th of July Weekend

Got a party to go to this long holiday weekend? Chef Rob has a dish that will allow you to become the toast of your get together!


  • 4 chicken breasts, skin removed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Place chicken in a shallow glass dish or resealable plastic bag. Mix remaining ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Pour mixture over chicken, seal and allow to marinate in refrigerator for 3-6 hours.

Remove chicken from dish or bag and reserve marinade. Place marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10-20 minutes. Preheat grill for medium high heat. Place chicken on grill and cook for 6 minutes per side. Remove from heat and serve with tamarind sauce.
(C) Chef Robert Cardona, Cardonas Market

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Just a reminder that Chef Rob will be on 13, this Sunday the 28th, at 845 am! Tune in and see what Rob has cooking! http://wnyt.com/index.shtml

And don't forget to stop and see us here at Cardona's Market! Whether you need to pick up a quick dinner or need to find the perfect sauce...we have what you need!

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Just In Time For Fathers Day!

Fathers day is this weekend and we here at Cardona's Market are happy to help you out with all your grilling needs. Stop by and pick up some choice meats, like Wild Sockeye salmon fillets! The Sockeye is the smallest most delicate of the Alaska Wild salmon family, these wild salmon are sought after for their unique flavor and bright red, extra firm texture. Brought in by small amounts ensuring you the freshest in the area.

Also Did you know Cardona's carry's award winning companies, not only Beef with Naturalwell, but also Poultry in Murrays Chickens.
In fact, Murray’s was the first chicken to be certified as ‘Lean’ by the American Heart Association and is still the only chicken to be labeled ‘Lean’ by the USDA. And Naturwell,

All Naturewell Natural Beef is processed through our USDA-inspected, state-of-the-art, National Beef processing plants. The tests, quality checks, and comprehensive processes are just part of the demanding list of criteria that make our approach to offering natural beef unique – in fact, no other natural beef is certified in using this procedure. Swing by today and find the perfect cut for Dear Old Dad!

And don't forget about Cardona's weekly specials! Starting Monday, they are as follows:

M 22ND Chicken escarole w/ fontinella cheese
T maryland crab cakes served w/ roumalad sauce
W Chicken sorrintino with ricotta and roasted peppers
THR penne alfredo with shrimp and chicken
FRI Haddock stuffed w/ crab meat and shrimp
SAT Baked Salmon with lemon butter sauce

Cardona's Market...we have everything you need right here!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tis the Season for Steak!

June is officially here! That's right....Our days will certainly be warmer now and we will all be spending our free time in our backyards or anywhere outside. So, lets fire up that grill and get busy with some Grilled Flank Steaks!


The onions are marinated with the steak, giving it a fantastic flavor. Grill the onions until they are brown and soft, then serve on top of the steak.
  • 1 1/4 Pounds of flank steak
  • 3 Medium onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Rosemary, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Olive oil

Combine vinegar, mustard, salt, rosemary, and oil in large, shallow, glass dish. Add steak and onions; turn to coat. Let stand 15 minutes. Grill steak and onions 8 to 12 minutes, turning once and brushing with marinade. Slice steak across the grain. Serve with onions.

And there you have it. A simple and quick way to enjoy your grill and enjoy dinner with your family! From our family to yours.
(c) Chef Robert Cardona
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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cardona's Specials for the week of May 25th

Please Note: In observance of Memorial Day we will be open Monday 9am to 2pm

Monday 25.............(No Steam Table Today. Half day in observance of Memorial Day)
Tuesday 26............Tortellini Carbonara
Wednesday 27.....Pork Saltimboca
Thursday 28..........Chicken Sorrentino ( Eggplant/Roasted Peppers/ Mushrooms)
Friday 29................Seafood Trio ( Salmon/Shrimp/Scallop)
Saturday 30...........Ravioli w/ Red Pepper Pesto Cream Sauce

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cardona's specials for the week of May 18, 2009

  • Monday 18.............Mediterranean White Fish
  • Tuesday 19............Chicken Fancese
  • Wednesday 20.....Stuffed Pork Roast with Portabella Mushrooms (Back by popular demand!!!!!!!)
  • Thursday 21..........Chicken and Pasta Alfreado
  • Friday 22.................Baked Salmon
  • Saturday 23...........Steak Tips with Peppers Onions

Look for these great dish's and much more this week at Cardona's
Call us anytime to find out what else is cooking!


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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New Photos of Cardona's Market

New photo's have been posted of Cardona's Market! Stop in and see us for all your import market needs. Or maybe all your hot dish needs. Cardona's Market has everything you need to put together a great meal for your family. Stop in and try us...we will give you quality you can trust with the friendly, family oriented service you have come to expect from the Cardona Family!

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Daily Specials For Week of May 11, 2009

  • Monday 11.............Balsamic Glazed Chicken
  • Tuesday 12............Veal Peppers
  • Wednesday 13.....Stuffed Pork Roast
  • Thursday 14..........Chicken Caccatori
  • Friday 15.................Baked Haddock In A Lemon Butter Sauce
  • Saturday 16............Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Look for these great dish's and much more this week at Cardona's
Call us anytime to find what else is cooking!


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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mother's Day Lamb? Of Course!!!!

Mother's day is this weekend, along with the Tulip Fest here in the Capitol District. What better way to surprise Mom than with a lovely Lamb Chop? Now don't let that scare you! Lamb is a very versatile and tasty meat that is easier to prepare than you might think! Here is a tasty little lamb chop that will have Mom asking for more!

What makes these easy to prepare lamb chops delicious, is the combination of sweet and savory flavors. Use lamb loin chops because they tend to have a better flavor.
  • 8 loin lamb chops, 1-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup apple jelly
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice concentrate
  • 1/4 cup steak sauce
  • salt to taste
Preheat grill. Combine apple jelly, lemon juice concentrate and steak sauce together. Mix well. Season lamb chops with salt and pepper. Place chops on hot grill and sear for 1 minute on each side. Continue grilling for about 6 to 8 minutes per side, brushing liberally with the sauce until done. Let chops rest for 5 minutes before serving.
(c) 2009 Chef Robert Cardona
And there you have it! A lovely lamb chop that you can make on your own grill. Go ahead...impress Mom!

Stop in and see us for all your Mothers day needs and don't forget our mothers day sale! 20% of all hand painted dish's and bowls from Italy also Imported Parmigiano cheese on sale 11.99lb! Make this Mothers day a special one! http://www.cardonasmarket.com

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cardonas Market Launches New Menu

Cardonas Market is proud to announce the release of our Menu! This version of our exclusive menu includes:

· Hot subs

· Baked ciabatta’s

· Prepared meals to go

· Featured sandwiches

· Hot entrees

· Fresh made salads

· Top shelf salads

· And home made soups

So swing on in for your copy or call to have it faxed to you! Keep one in your office, your car and even on your refrigerator!


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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Basil and Tomato Chicken Breasts

Ahhh, spring has sprung finally here in the Capitol District! It was a long winter but we have made it through and are now dreaming of warmer days and cookouts with friends. Got a party to go to? A BBQ maybe? Why not think Chicken first? Chicken is very versatile and allows for a spectrum of different flavors. Why not try our Basil and Tomato Chicken Breasts and wow your friends!


This is a great way to prepare chicken breasts. The combination of tomatoes, basil and balsamic vinegar gives this dish an Italian inspired flavor.


  • 4 Chicken Breasts, skinless and deboned
  • 4-6 Tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup fresh basil, loosely packed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper, ground
Combine garlic, tomatoes, vinegar, oil, basil, black pepper and salt in a food processor.

In a large, resealable plastic bag, add chicken and marinade. Make sure Chicken is well coated. Seal bag and allow to marinate for 6-8 hours in refrigerator.

Preheat grill

Place chicken on grill and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes, turning once. Remove chicken from heat and garnish with diced tomatoes and chopped basil.

And there you have it! A dish that will make you shine at all your spring get togethers! Enjoy!
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Cioppino Recipe From Chef Rob


An Italian Fish Stew

-8 oz. cod or haddock skinless cut into pieces

-6 U-13 shrimp peeled and deveined

-8 oz. lump crab meat

-8 oz. fresh calamari cut into rings

-6-8 clams

-8-10 mussels

-6 U-10 scallops

-tbsp butter

-2 tbsp olive oil

-juice of 1 lemon

-tsp anchovy paste


-1 28oz. can crushed tomatoes

- 1 12 oz. jar clam juice

-1 med onion diced

-1 tbsp. garlic minced

-4-5 leaves fresh Basil chopped

-1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

-2 tbsp olive oil

-salt and pepper to taste

-2 oz. white wine

-8 oz. water


-In a small to med sauce pot, add the olive oil over high heat.

-Add the onions and cook until clear, stirring often.

-Add the garlic and deglaze with white wine.

-Add the tomatoes, clam juice and water to the pot.

-Bring to a simmer over med high heat, stirring often, then reduce to low to med and simmer for 30 min.

-add the basil, parsley and salt & pepper.

-Set aside.

-In a braising pot, melt butter with olive oil over med high heat.

-Add cod or haddock pieces and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 min.

-Add clams and mussels. Take one scoop of the sauce and add it the pot. Cook for 2 min.

-Add your calamari and shrimps. Cook for 2 min.

-Add the juice of one lemon and anchovy paste.

-Add the remainder of the sauce and bring to a simmer.

-Add the crab meat and scallops (you can cut the scallops smaller if you want).

-Cook for 5 minutes longer and Cioppino is ready to serve.

-Serve with garlic bread toast and enjoy.

(C) Chef Rob; Cardonas Market Sphere: Related Content

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Easter Holiday and Party Season are upon us! Think Cardonas Market Frist!

1. Meat Dept. "Fresh Legs of lamb, Hatfield Farm Hams cut to order. Crown pork roasts prepared by our butcher. When you think of our Meat Dept. always think of freshness! We butcher everything fresh in store! Never processed! With Cardonas, you always know that you are getting the freshest cut possible!
2. Cookies, pies, desserts. Fresh Italian cookies 2lb. trays $14.99., 5lb. box of cookies $25.00 A great deal for cookies for the whole family! "Order your Easter Pies today" Ricotta, wheat, meat, grain, pies "Old world recipes just like you remember from Grandma" You can pick up order forms in the store. In addition we will be loading up on all types of cookies, desserts, and traditional holiday Easter items, Chocolate Easter eggs and Pantone cakes both Imported from Italy.
3." Holiday platters" such as Antipasto, deli, Caprese. Cardona's Meatballs and Eggplant Parmigana should be a must on the dinner table as well as are jarred sauce's to take care of any of your pasta dishes.
Around the holidays it is always our time to shine!
Remember, special times call for a special store! Stop at Cardonas and make a holiday meal that even your mother in law will rave about!
340 Delaware Ave
Albany, NY 12209
(518) 434-4838
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Closed this Saturday

Due to the loss of their beloved Papa, Who passed on this week, Cardonas Market will be closed this coming Saturday, the 28th. Papa made Cardona's Market what it is today and he will be missed far more than words can express. Cardona's wishes to thank the community and our friends for the well wishes we have received thus far. Sphere: Related Content

Monday, March 16, 2009

Bistecca Alla Florentine

The weather in Albany has finally started to change for the better....we think, lol. There is no better time than the present to get re-acquainted with your grill! That's right! Step outside and introduce yourself again with some New York strip steak! Here is an easy recipe from chef Rob that is not only simple, but will have your taste buds singing!

Bistecca Alla Florentine

This is a traditional steak recipe. The new york strip is seasoned lightly with salt, pepper and a little lemon. Serve it up with garlic mashed potatoes and you will have a great meal!

  • 2 boneless new york strip steaks 1 inch thick
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Pour the juice of the lemon in a shallow baking dish. Cut the other lemon into 8 wedges. Place steaks in dish and coat on both sides. Preheat grill to high. Grill steaks to desired doneness, (about 7-8 minutes per side for medium rare).

Remove from grill and let rest for 2 minutes, then slice across the grain into strips about 1/2 inch thick. Place on a serving platter and drizzle with olive oil and the juice from two of the lemon wedges. Salt and pepper and serve with a lemon wedge.
(c) Chef Robert Cardona
Cardonas Market

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Got Lent? Enjoy some Fish


• 4 8-10oz Haddock/Cod or any White Fish
• 4oz butter (melted)
• 1oz lemon juice
• 2oz white wine
• 28oz can of San Marzano whole, peeled tomatoes
• ¼ cup dried onions
• Tsp garlic
• Tsp capers
• ½ cup Kalamata olives (pitted and halved)
• ½ lb of Feta Cheese
• Tsp parsley
• Tsp basil
• Tsp olive oil
• 1oz white wine
• Tsp pepper

Spray an 8x10 bakery pan w/non stick spray. Lay pieces of fish in the pan (skin side down if using Haddock).

Melt together butter, white wine and lemon juice and pour over top of fish.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for approx 25 min. Fish should be flakey when done.

While fish is cooking, heat a med/lrg pan over high heat and pour aprox 1-2 tsp of olive oil in pan.

Add onions and sauté until are clear. Add capers and garlic, sauté for another minute, and then add white wine to de-glaze.

In a separate bowl, pour can of tomatoes and use your hands to crush them. Once done, add them to pan of onions and garlic.

Bring to a simmer and cook over low heat for 5 min.

Add olives, parsley and basil (fresh chopped if possible) and the black pepper.

After fish is cooked, remove from oven and pour the pan sauce over the top of the fish.

Finish with crumbled Feta on top

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009




February 9, 2009 (Albany, NY)…They said he would be lucky to raise $10,000 in the first year. He told them, “You don’t know me. You don’t know my friends. And you certainly don’t know what we are capable of achieving when we are all together.” Frank Scavio, Owner of Paesan’s Pizza (all 5 locations) proved everyone wrong when he raised $90,000 at his first ever fundraiser for his deceased son’s foundation: The Baby Lorenzo Gregory Scavio Foundation (BLGS).

Now, successfully on his way to hosting The 3rd Annual Gala of Angels on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Mallozzi’s (6:00pm), Frank Scavio has secured reputable WNYT NewsChannel 13 Co-Anchor & Health Reporter Benita Zahn as emcee for the evening along with Legrande Serras, Owner & Operator of The Reel Seafood company, as the Live Auctioneer.

The annual benefit has been and will be heavily sponsored by such supporters as The Lia Auto Group, The Mallozzi Group, US Food Service, Hannoush Jewelers, Clear Channel Radio, Karrat Brokerage Co., Times Union, Data Flow, Lake Electronics, Classie Sounds Entertainment, Morgan Linen, Allerdice Rent-All, Fine Affairs, Southern Wine and Spirits, The Floral Garden, Chris’ Coffee Service, The Thomas Patrick Morrison Foundation, Gold’s Gym, Amore Clothing, PEPSI, JDJ Comfort Systems Inc, Christopher J. Lyons, D.M.D. PLLC, Capital Financial Planning, LLC, Bogies, First Niagara Bank, The Murray Law Firm PLLC, FOX23, The Hollywood Brown Derby, The Palace Theatre, Olya Szyjka, Capital Affairs, LLC, Cocca’s Appliances & Home Electronics, Metro 20 Diner, Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness, The Lucerne Hotel NYC, Plum & Crimson Fine Interior Design, Antonucci Produce, Helios Tan and Day Spa, Tammy James c/o Creative Memories, Craig T. Allen of All Star Wine & Spirits, Duke Bazzel Tobacco & Lounge, Cardona’s Market, Albany Alive, Rumors Inc. and many more.

The Baby Lorenzo Gregory Scavio Foundation (BLGS) was established by Frank Scavio in 2007 at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston to advance awareness about the needs of patients suffering from metabolic and mitochondrial disease. The BLGS Foundation supports initiatives to improve clinical care for patients and to advance the education and training of medical care professionals so that they can properly diagnose and treat those affected by metabolic and mitochondrial disease.

The tremendous support at the 1st and 2nd Annual Gala of Angels benefit in honor of the BLGS Foundation has raised over $150,000 in critical research dollars. These funds have enabled Dr. Mark S. Korson, Chief of Metabolic Service for Tufts Medical Center to travel to various medical centers each month to launch the Metabolic Outreach Service. This comprehensive medical education program is designed to expand education and training opportunities for physicians, medical students and other medical care professionals about metabolic and mitochondrial disease and patient care. This program currently serves SIX Medical Centers without a Metabolism Service in New England and New York.

For more information of if you would like to see pictures from the previous Gala’s, please visit www.myspace.com/blgsfoundation.

If interested in attending The 3rd Annual Gala of Angels or if interested in making a donation to The BLGS Foundation, please contact: Frank Scavio @ Fscavio@nycap.rr.com

For all other media inquires, please contact:

Erica Greenbaum, Director, Public Relations

T: 518.452.0364

E: Ericagre@aol.com


Cardona's is proud to be a part of this event! Please come out and support this wonderful cause!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lent is upon us!

Hi all! Just some news with the season of lent here, Cardona's carry's a wide variety of fresh fish including Calamari, mussels, salmon and more! Bought in small bunches to ensure it is fresh as you can get it! Fridays Cardona's is the place to be for cooked fish, great fried fish, baked scrod, baked salmon, shrimp and scallops stews, as well as other Chef specials to complement our other dishes. And remember our pasta's fagoli which we have everyday is vegetarian. The new black label marinara sauce is a hit if you have not tried it yet, do yourself the flavor, LOL! Also, be on the look out for our mailers going out, they are full of specials for the upcoming Easter holiday!

As always, we at Cardona's thank you for your continued patronage and pledge to always give you the freshest ingredients with the warmest customer service! Have a wonderful Holiday!

Anthony Cardona
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Yelp loud and proud!

Have you been to yelp.com lately? Yelp is a great little website that allows you to review business' in your area. Check out our reviews on Yelp http://www.yelp.com/biz/cardonas-market-albany
We at Cardona's are asking you to Yelp loud and proud if you have been to our store and liked what you saw! Show your community spirit and Yelp all of Albany! To those of you who have reviewed, we thank you and pledge our continued effort to offer nothing but the best customer service to you and your family!
Cardona's Market....Sauces so good you could fool Grandma!
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This Week At Cardona's Market

Valentines day is just around the corner, literally. Let Cardona's help you cook a special dinner for your Valentine! Come on in and get everything you need to make the night special, but don't forget dessert! The friendly staff will be happy to help you pick out the perfect selections to make your valentine melt.

Chef Rob will be on channel 13 again this coming Sunday morning, the 15th. Tune in to see what Rob is cooking up next. It is sure to please!

Cardona's is happy to announce that we made the Business review last Friday! http://albany.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/2009/02/09/focus1.html Pick up a copy and read up. Oh, did I mention that there is a great photo of Anthony in there? Read the article and let us know what you think!

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Shooting Our Commercial Today!

Hey all! We are proud to announce that we are shooting our new commercial today! I will be Twittering our progress throughout the shoot, so check in from time to time and see the progress we are making! As always, we welcome feedback!

Have a great Tuesday out there and stop in and see us for all of your deli and catering needs!
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Up coming news and events

Hey all! Just posting a quick rundown on our upcoming news and events!

-We are putting out are new Marinara sauce called private stock black label marinara.
made with the best ingredients fresh herbs,wine,extra virgin olive oil, certified San Marzano tomatoes. A very high end sauce jarred on site.

-The super bowl is around the corner and we can provide all the fixings and platters that are needed for anyone's party.

-Chef Robert will be on news channel 13 Sunday morning the 25th. Stay tuned to see what's cooking!

As always, Cardona's Market is happy to help with all your fresh ingredients and catering needs!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Launch of our new site!

Cardona's Market is proud to announce the launch of our new web site. Stop by and check it out. You can keep up to date on all our news and upcoming events, as well as learning a bit about our store and our family.


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Friday, January 16, 2009

Come Join Us on Facebook!

Cardona's Market is proud to announce the launch of our new Facebook Group. Come join us and check out all our commercials and photo's. The page will be updated often, so be sure to stop in from time to time.

Have a wonderful day and remember.....the meatballs are ALWAYS fresh!
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Have You Been to Cardona's Lately?

Conveniently located at 340 Delaware Avenue, in Albany, NY, Cardona's Market offers a complete selection of italian imports, homemade foods, top quality deli meats, fruits, vegetables, cheeses and specialty items.

Stop in today to see what we have to offer!

Store Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 8:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Closed on Sundays during the months of July and August.

**Our new site will be launching this week, but in the mean time, visit us at http://www.cardonasmarket.com

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