A Tale of Caution

Good morning to all of our beloved friends and clients and for those of you out there who like a little candy now and then, I have a tale of caution for you.

As some of you may or may not know, your humble and slightly husky fishmonger has a bit of a sweet tooth. And although I enjoy some of our gourmet chocolate offerings we carry at Metro, I tend to go to the more classic sweets of my youth.

About once a month I find myself in a convenience store and in a clandestine fashion I'll place a small bag of Peanut M&M's up on the counter. Why clandestine you ask? Well truth be told, we might have created a "no judge" safe space amongst ourselves but the general public tends to frown upon middle-aged men enjoying sweet treats in public (this type of bias must stop, should you want to join the cause please visits my website www.middleagedcandyfreaks.org). Anyway, this past weekend I found myself in one of those Warehouse Club stores perusing the isle when I saw it.

That's right, a 56 ounce bag of Milk Chocolate M&M Peanuts, I felt as though I might have to purchase a hand truck to get it out to my car. Of course, I rationalized this purchase by seeing it was clearly marked a "Value" pack and who doesn't love a little value every now and then and two, I thought I would just keep them in the freezer and when a craving hit, I would just grab a dainty handful and be on my way. Well as they say "The best-laid plans of mice and husky fishmonger often go awry" or something like that. It started off very innocently as I took one then two then three handfuls of these addictive treats and then it happened. My family went out for a couple of hours and I was left alone, holding the bag as they say. Full disclosure, I have never experienced a candy haunting but I believe that as my sugar levels elevated I became possessed by those demonic chocolate covered ground nuts because before I knew it, that never ending bag of fun came to an end. When my family returned they found me passed out on my favorite chair with chards of colored candy coating on my face.

Luckily, my only lasting memory of the event is a muscle pull in my jaw but it could have gone much worse. The next, day I was inspired to create two very healthy Asian inspired dishes to cleanse my palate back to normal featuring, Sriracha Pan Grilled Arctic Char & Quick Stir Fried Garlicy Scallops with Green Beans. Thank you for your time and remember "Value Packs" are evil.

To all of our Beloved Friends and Clients South and West... You Can Experience Metropolitan Seafood At The Stockton Farmers Market Stockton NJ FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS... PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OUR MAIN NUMBER TO ORDER SEAFOOD (908) 840-4332

Along with our fresh fish selections we are delighted to announce Metropolitan Seafood will be offering (on Fridays Only) at the Stockton Market

Our Classic Fish And Chips As Well As Our Famous Grilled Fish Tacos, Rock Shrimp Tacos... AND $1 OYSTERS FROM 3 TO 5 PM ALSO, METRO'S OWN LOBSTER ROLL WITH FRIES... Looks like it's here to stay

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Metro's "Holy Guacamole" Tuna Burger Grilled Lime Garlic Ahi Tuna Burger with Shredded Lettuce, Guacamole and Baja Sauce on a Toasted Roll With a Choice of Soup* $10

Panko Crusted Day Boat Scallops Over our Classic Caesar Salad With a Choice of Soft Drink** $12

Metro's Shark "Steak Sandwich" Blackened Grilled Shark Steaks with Sautéed Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms and Spicy Mayo on a Toasted Roll With a Choice of Soup* $9

"Whole Belly" Clam Roll (CLAMTASTIC!) Lightly Breaded Maine Steamer Clams (Whole Belly) With Lettuce, Tomato and Tartar Sauce on a Fresh Baked Soft Roll--With a Bag of North Fork Potato Chips With a Choice of Soft Drink* $9