Good morning to all of our beloved friends and clients and it is that time of year again, you know, Fisherman & Fisherwomen Appreciation Day.
That right, as we have been throwing juvenile fits of rage over the "March That Will Never End," (I know it's April but it sure as ships feels like March) the brave men and women who call the seven seas their "office" have been tirelessly working to bring all of us the delectable treasures of the World's Oceans. Yep, these noble souls have battled a total of four Nor Easters this season and regular sustained winds of 60 to 70 mph and that's just in 2018. Maybe they are just cut from a braver cloth or perhaps a little crazy but it seems nothing will stop these folks from performing their chosen vocation.
Let me put it this way, going fishing in a storm is like you getting a text an hour before work that Frank in accounting, will be grossly hungover today AND he is still pretty bitter about his break up with his girlfriend AND he just got his Black Belt in Karate AND he's the dude at the watercooler always joking about having a "Fight Club" at work. So what's your next move? Well, I don't know about you but I would fire off an email to my immediate supervisor about my horrific digestive condition that resulted from eating tainted lettuce at a Golden Coral last night...that's right, I won't be going in. And that is why we put these Salty Heroes in the spotlight, twice a year and thank them publically for all they do to not only keep us fed but to remind us that sustainability begins with a deep appreciation for anything that is brought to the surface.
That's right, although we might have our favorites, all Seafood needs to be coveted like the rare jewels that they are. Remember, as a wise half-Lebanese Fishmonger once said, (he says it Coddamn every day) Seafood is the Last Food Source on Earth That is Hunted. That means there is no Farmer waking up this morning and rounding up Day Boat Sea Scallops, Red Snapper, Razor Clams, Halibut, Tuna, Swordfish and even the noble Porgy, no that's just a Day's Work for a Commercial Fishermen or Fisherwomen. So please, should you be lucky enough to cross paths with a Fisherperson today, tell them, Thank you or buy them a Drink or Pickup their Dinner Tab or Ravenously Hug them or give them an epic 30 to 40 second kiss but for Cods Sake, just let them know you care.
Of course, if you cannot find a Fisherperson today a Fishmonger is an acceptable substitute.
Well, I hope you enjoy today's recipes featuring, Grilled Swordfish with a Fresh Radish Salsa & Roasted Sumac Sablefish (Black Cod) with a Warm Chickpea Salad. As always, thank you for the honor of allowing us to be your Fishmongers.
FOODIE ALERT! SAVE THE DATE Friday, May 18th 2018 ANOTHER POP UP Event AT METROPOLITAN SEAFOOD & GOURMET Along with our Friends at Riverside Wines and Liquors This Dinner will be themed The Wines of Spain and the Gorgeous Cuisine of the Region.
Tickets Will Go On Sale Thursday 4/26/18 at 9:00AM CLICK HERE TO SEE MENU
NOTE: Michael our wine aficionado, will be traveling to Spain so the Wine Pairings will be added to the menu when he returns
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
Friday 3:00 to 7:00 Saturday 9:00 to 4:00 Sunday 10:00 to 4:00
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