In The Sisters’ Kitchen By now you know that we love fresh food and we love to cook. We just can’t help ourselves and are always on the look out for exciting new products, cooking techniques or tricks to make our tasks a little easier.

We hope these ideas will help make your cooking go more smoothly and keep you exploring new flavors in the wonderful world of food. If you have a tip or recipe that you'd love to share please let us know. Email us at with your ideas.

   McGinnis Sisters Fresh All Natural Turkey

We are pleased to offer our All Natural Whole Turkeys to your family. McGinnis Sisters Turkeys are all natural and fed a diet of all natural corn and grain. Our turkeys are never frozen or injected with preservatives and chemical solutions.

Our turkeys range in size from 12 lbs to 28 lbs. We recommend about 1 lb to 1 ½ lbs of turkey per adult. We will have cooking instructions ready for you when you pick up your turkey. All birds have a pop up timers, but we recommend that you have a meat thermometer one hand to ensure that your turkey has reached 165 degrees.

   McGinnis Sisters Turkey Breast

McGinnis Sisters is pleased to offer our All Natural Bone-In Turkeys Breasts this holiday season. 

Our all natural turkey breast range in size from 5lbs to 14lbs.  These birds are fed a diet of all natural corn and are never frozen.

We will have cooking instructions ready for you when you pick up your turkey breast. All turkey breasts have a pop up timers in them, but we recommend that you have a meat thermometer one hand to ensure that your turkey has reached 165 degrees. 


   Turkey Leftover Guidelines

Leftovers should be stored as soon as possible in the refrigerator or freezer. Prepared foods left at room temperature for 2 hours or longer are not safe to eat and should be discarded. Turkey leftovers may be refrigerated 3 to 4 days or frozen up to 4-6 months. Stuffing and gravy should be eaten within 2 days, or frozen up to 2-3 months for gravy or 1 month for stuffing. Be sure to re-heat all of your left overs to 165F before eating.

   Holiday Leftover Guide

Leftovers should be stored as soon as possible in the refrigerator or freezer. Prepared foods left at room temperature for 2 hours or longer are not safe to eat and should be discarded.
Turkey, ham and beef leftovers may be refrigerated 3 to 4 days or frozen up to 4-6 months. Side dishes should be eaten within 2 days, or frozen up to 2-3 months.  Be sure to re-heat all of your left overs to 165F before eating.

   Turkey Roasting Guide

Use our easy timetables below to determine how long to cook your McGinnis Sisters Fresh All Natural Turkey. We recomend that you cook an Unstuffed Turkey for about 20 minutes per pound. A Stuffed Turkey should be cooked for about 25 minutes per pound.
These times are approximate. Always use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of your turkey and stuffing. Turkeys should be cooked until your instant read thermometer reads 165F.
  • Unstuffed 8 to 12 pounds - 2¾ to 3 hours
  • Unstuffed 12 to 14 pounds - 3 to 3¾ hours
  • Unstuffed 14 to 18 pounds - 3¾ to 4¼ hours
  • Unstuffed 18 to 20 pounds - 4¼ to 4½ hours
  • Unstuffed 20 to 24 pounds - 4½ to 5 hours
  • Stuffed 8 to 12 pounds - 3 to 3½ hours
  • Stuffed 12 to 14 pounds - 3½ to 4 hours
  • Stuffed 14 to 18 pounds - 4 to 4¼ hours
  • Stuffed 18 to 20 pounds - 4¼ to 4¾ hours
  • Stuffed 20 to 24 pounds - 4¾ to 5¼ hours

   Foley Unsoaked Sea Scallops

Foley' Fresh Unsoaked Sea Scallops are a year round staple at McGinnis Sisters. Our sea scallops are from the Georges Bank off of the coast of Nova Scotia and have never been soaked in a brine or solution. Our Foley scallops are sugar sweet, naturally, with a firm texture unlike processed scallops which tend to be jelly-like and have a chemical aftertaste.

Many customers ask us the difference between our scallops and others they have seen marked as dry. Unfortunately “dry” scallops are soaked up to 8% of their body weight in brine or other solution. McGinnis Sisters sea scallops have never been soaked in brine or treated with chemicals. This natural treatment allows our scallops to maintain their sweet ocean taste. Our Foley scallops will caramelize perfectly for a stunning plate presentation

   Foley Fresh Salmon

Many people assume that all farm raised Atlantic salmon are the same quality and flavor. Foley's has "gone to school" on Atlantic salmon to provide the very highest quality, firmest textured, freshest and most flavorful Atlantic salmon produced anywhere.
Several major factors differentiate one farmed raised Atlantic salmon from another including gene pool, farming practices, harvest and travel time. Attention to detail at each step along the way, from the hatchery to the final shipping determines the overall quality and flavor of the salmon that we offer our customers.
In addition, Foley salmon farms test their salmon regularly at the parts per trillion levels for PCB's which is significantly higher than current government standards. Foley stands behind the healthfulness and quality of each fish.
Foley Fish also partners with farms who raise their fish with good husbandry. For example, all of our Foley Farmed Salmon is fed an all natural feed. Further, they cover their pens with polar twine tops to prevent fish escape. They feature underwater cameras to monitor feed and stop adding feed once the fish stop eating. They also allow pens to lay fallow and rotate pens as a farmer would his fields.

   Foley Fresh Captain’s Cod

McGinnis Sisters is the exclusive provider of Foley Fish in Pittsburgh. Foley Fish buyers source their groundfish, like Captain’s Cod, from boats fishing on Georges Bank. The fishermen from this area describe the benefits of the Georges Bank as a habitat where the fish eat healthy and live clean.

The Georges Bank runs from the Northern tip of Cape Cod to the southern tip of Nova Scotia. The distance from shore make the waters of the Georges Bake exceptionally clean. Fish thrive in this pollutant free environment. Cod also thrives because the Georges Banks are very rich in nutrients. Two ocean currents converge at the banks providing Georges Bank fish with a superior diet. The relatively shallow water of this are allows the fish to better see and capture its foods. The end result is fish that are meaty and delicious to eat.

   Foley Fish Commitment to Sustainable Seafood

Unlike other companies who merely join associations, Foley Fish actively participates in fishery management with a representative on both the National Marine Fisheries Northeast Groundfish Advisory Panel and the Highly Migratory Species Panel. Foley's direct involvement in fishery management allows us to steer our customers to well managed, sustainable species. McGinnis Sisters is the exclusive retail provider of Foley Fish in Pittsburgh.

   Nantucket Island Scallops

McGinnis Sisters Special Food Stores is expecting our first shipment of Nantucket Island Scallops the week of November 4th. These sugar sweet scallops are a seasonal delicacy not to be missed. These jewels of the ocean are so rich that 3-4oz per person is more than enough to satisfy the pallet.

Once the season opens, the Nantucket Island Harbor Master will licensed each authorized both to harvest the maximum about of 5 bushels per day depending on the conditions and the catch.

   McGinnis Sisters Shrimp Trays

Everyone loves shrimp at tailgate and holiday parties! McGinnis Sisters makes it easy with our shrimp trays. We offer both Jumbo and Extra Large size shrimp and shrimp trays that serve 10-15 guests or 20-25 guests. Complete with lemons and our own cocktail sauce, McGinnis Sisters shrimp trays are great tasting and easy. Your guests will surely be impressed!
  • Jumbo Size Shrimp, Serves 10-15 - $59.95
  • Jumbo Size Shrimp, Serves 20-25 - $79.95
  • Extra Large Size Shrimp, Serves 10-15 - $54.95
  • Extra Large Size Shrimp, Serves 20-25 - $69.95
Need more or less shrimp for your party or meeting. No problem we can custom make a shrimp tray to meet your needs.
Pre-order at any location:
Adams Twp/Cranberry Area - 724-779-1212
Brentwood/South Hills Area - 412-882-6400
Monroeville/East Area - 412-858-7000

   Guide to Sustainable Seafood from New England

Do you need a little help selecting the right seafood for your family? Foley Fish has published the New England Sustainable Seafood Guide to showcase the health of the New England fishing stocks, the management measures in place to protect these stocks and the current growth of the biomass of stocks in New England waters.

This guide is by no means a comprehensive look at the oceans of the world but rather a snapshot of what is going on in New England where we source the majority of our seafood. Foley is helping to illuminate the good news about New England fisheries. Foley used the National Marine Fisheries Service for their information and vetted the guide with two leading fishery management scientists.

We encourage you to print the guide and share it with your friends. The guide is designed to be folded into a wallet sized pocket guide so you can bring it to the store on your next shopping trip. Foley Fish New England Sustainable Seafood Guide


   Traditional New Year's Pretzel

Do you know the story behind the New Year's Pretzel? New Year's Pretzels are said to bring good luck and prosperity in the new year and are to be eaten at midnight or before breakfast on New Year’s Day.

There are a few different stories about the origins of the New Years Pretzel. Some say that the New Year's Pretzels were fashioned after the way in which German monks prayed. By crossing arms across the chest in the traditional prayer style, the German monks would pray for peace, health and prosperity for everyone in the surrounding village.

Others say the the circular shaped pretzel is based on the old calendar sign for the winter solstice, which was a circle with a dot in its center. The central cross was added later to represent the four seasons.

Another story tells of German children parading through the streets with pretzels tied around their neck. The children would greet relatives and exchange pretzels for good luck in the new year.
No matter the story you favor, we can all agree that New Year's Pretzels are a tasty and fun way to celebrate old world traditions. Do the pretzels really bring good luck? If you believe in the power of positive thinking then we say...Yes!
We wish you a happiness, health and of course a little luck in the new year!

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