Where to go: Kincaid’s Meat Market
Address: 11547 Yard St., Fishers
What to get: Porterhouse steak
Price: $24.99 a pound
Anna’s take: With COVID-19 cases on the rise, some Hamilton County residents might be leery of dining out. If this is you, opt for Kincaid’s Meat Market. Pick out a few of its quality items, ask how to prepare it correctly and enjoy a fancy date night at home. I started with an appetizer of La Quercia speck, an applewood smoked prosciutto ($8.99) and some Chevoo goat cheese with olive oil ($6.99). After devouring that, I boiled a bag of frozen shrimp ($40). To do it correctly, wait until the water reaches a rolling boil and then add the shrimp. The shrimp is ready when the water returns to a boil. Drain the water and dump the shrimp immediately into an ice bath. Pair with a jar of St. Elmo Cocktail Sauce.
Then, I seared the porterhouse steak ($24.99 a pound) for 3 minutes on each side with some olive oil and salt and pepper. I put the pan in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. After removing the pan from the oven (don’t burn yourself like I did), let the steak sit for about 10 minutes before slicing. In the meantime, I sauteed some broccolini ($4.99) with lemon juice, olive oil, onions and garlic.
An important note: If you are not an expert at preparing whatever items you select at Kincaid’s, don’t be afraid to ask. The staff are experts and can walk you through how to prepare all of the high-quality items perfectly.
Suggested pairings: Try a bottle of Saintes Pierres de Nalys 2016 Chateauneuf-du-pape red, $67.99. It is a delicious, juicy dry red. I opened the bottle an hour before pouring to “let it breathe,” and that definitely elevated the fanciness of the evening since I’ve never bought a bottle of wine that needed to breathe before.