Because of a dead battery, I had to abandon my old Range Rover at a Park and Ride, in San Jose, last Saturday night. Michele said she would give me a ride back down to the Park and Ride and a jump start for a xlb lunch – xiaolong bao Shanghai dumplings – on the way. We decided to try a new place that had great reviews – Shanghai Dim Sum 19066 Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino.
As we got close, Michele realized that it was next door to a Muslim grocery store that she liked. Among other things, they have halal meat. We are trying to be more conscience about eating meat by – among other things – eating meat that has been humanely raised. To be halal, meat has to come from humanely-handled halal animals so it is a good fit for us. And – big bonus – they have goat which is not that easy to find, even in Mexican groceries.
They also have halal chicken. Raised by – and this is the punchline - Amish farmers.
As an after comment: as per one of my favorite recipes, we salted a couple of chicken legs and thighs, dusted them with paprika, added a little lemon, put them in the oven on top of a bed of quartered potatoes , and roasted them. They tasted much better than your average free range, organic chicken.