Sunday is Mother's Day

May 9, 2018

Good morning to all of our beloved friends and clients and in case you are living under the proverbial rock, this Sunday is Mother's Day.


That's right, our feeble attempt to pay homage to that women in your life who gave you your life. I know what you're thinking, I love Mom and I always make sure that on her special day I treat her like a queen. Really, you think your card and a box of chocolates can somehow say thanks for carrying me for nine months, wiping your runny nose and bum while whispering in your ear that you are the most important thing in the world can truly be translated into sincere appreciation. 


Of course it can't but that's what makes Mothers such bad asses in the first place, they don't even care about all of that stuff, they just did it all for the sake of Love. No, what Mom really wants is you, that's right, your love, your attention and most of all your hugs that will deliver her the dose of Mom Power she so desperately needs. She also would like to drink her wine without judgment or binge watch a little Netflix without someone calling her name out to where your favorite socks have gone. And whether she journeys out every day into the "salt mines" of the world or manages a household where the employees can't seem to master the one task of putting down the toilet seat she seems to rock it out with graceful ease. 

So while we will never be able to properly thank these selfless Goddesses, we can remind her of just how indebted we are to them. And while no plan is perfect, I have come up with a few ideas to shower these noble creatures with our gratitude, they are listed below.

1 Forget about breakfast in bed, let this poor women sleep and if that means until 1:00 PM, then so be it and be quiet for the love of Cod

2 Not only make her a lovely meal (perhaps with some gorgeous Seafood) but clean up afterwards and I mean clean up like your Harvey Keitel (Mr. Wolf) in Pulp Fiction...that clean.

3 Make sure there is enough of her Wine in the house that if she decides to take a bath in it, there would still be enough left to get her "Mom Buzz" on.

4 Finally, never miss an opportunity to let her know just how much of a Rock Star she is by not only showing but by telling her how much you Love her. And bolster those sentiments with the most powerful hugs you can deliver.

And to those men who hold on to the belief that the Mother of your children isn't technically their Mom just know that you are dead wrong and you will "technically" be killed for this thought. Now should you decide to cook for Mom all week then checkout today's recipes featuring Barbecued Tuna with a Green Onion Cilantro Dressing & Grilled Middle Eastern Monkfish Kebobs. Please remember to clean that Ship up after the meal.

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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Metro's Ahi Tuna Taco Burgers (2)
Garlic Lime Ahi Tuna Burger with Shredded Lettuce, Pico Di
Gallo and Chipotle Aioli on a Grilled Flour Tortilla (2)
With Our House Pickled Jalapeños and Red Onion on the Side With a Choice of Soup*

The "California" Salmon Wrap 
Grilled Lemon Basil Organic Salmon with Mixed Field Greens, Avocado, Seared Veggies and Spicy Mayo on Lebanese Flat Bread
With a Choice of Soup* 

Grilled Swordfish "Steak" Sandwich
Blackened Grilled Atlantic Swordfish with Pan Sautéed Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms with a Cayenne Aioli on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll  
With a Choice of Soup*

Grilled Mediterranean Halibut "Health Wrap"
Grilled Nova Scotia Halibut with Mixed Field Greens, Roasted Vegetables and a Basil Aioli on Lebanese Flat Bread  
With a Choice of Soup*  

Grilled Tuscan Seasoned Branzino over our Classic Caesar Salad
With a Choice of Soft Drink**

Metro's Mexican "Torta" Snapper Sandwich
Corn Meal Crusted Snapper with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Avocado and Pickled Jalapeños with Chipotle Aioli on a Fresh Baked
Toasted Roll
With a choice of Soup*

Grilled Grouper Fajitas (2)
Grilled Pink Grouper on Grilled Flour Tortillas (2) with
Seared Sweet Peppers and Onions, Avocado with Chipotle and Baja Sauce
With a Choice of Soft Drink**

Metro's Soft Shell Crab Roll
A Lightly Breaded Soft Shell Crab with Mixed Field Greens, Tomato and Tartar Sauce on a Toasted Soft Roll
With a Choice of Soup*

Grilled Pesto Sea Bream (Dorade) On a Mixed Field Green Salad 
Choose from one of our homemade dressings Blue Cheese, Ranch, and Dijon Balsamic  
With a choice of Soft Drink** 

Grilled Arctic Char "Caesar" Wrap 
Grilled Dry Rubbed Arctic Char Wrapped in Lebanese Flat Bread
with our House Caesar Salad   
With a choice of Soft Drink**  

Fried Scallop "Love Roll" 
Panko Crusted Sea Scallops Served with Lettuce, Tomato and
Cayenne Aioli on fresh Baked Ciabatta Roll 
With a Choice of Soup* 

Spicy Catfish "Po-Boy" 
Spicy Panko Crusted Catfish   With Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle and
Remoulade Sauce on a Fresh Baked Soft Roll   
With a Choice of Soup*  

Grilled Miso Black Cod (Sablefish) Pita Wrap
Miso Glazed Black Cod with Roasted Vegetables and Wasabi Sauce on a Locally Baked Pita
With a Choice of Soup

(For those Folks who love fish eaters but not fish)
Panko Crusted "South West" Chicken Pita Wrap
Panko Crusted White Meat Chicken Wrapped in a Locally Baked Pita with Seared Sweet Peppers and Onions and Chipotle Mayo

If you want Hot Sauce just ask   
With a Choice of Soup*   

**Soft Drink Choices for Specials Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Water
*Soup Choices-Manhattan or New England Clam Chowder, Gazpacho, Lobster Bisque AND Chicken Rice 
All Soups Lovingly Made In-House


Today's Fresh Fish Selections

From the North:
Jonah Crab Meat
Golden Tilefish  
Porgies (Scup)
Uni (Maine)
Black Sea Bass (Long Island)
Day Boat Sea Scallops  
Maine Steamers  
Nova Scotia Halibut
Grey Sole
Nova Scotia (Hard Shell) Lobsters 
Jumbo Maine Mussels
Baccala (Salt Cod) Needs to be soaked for 2 days
Fresh Long Island Squid
Rhode Island Little Necks
Cherry Stone Clams
Top Neck Clams


From the Waters of the World:                  
Opah (Moonfish)
Madia (Japanese Sea Bream)
Dover Sole (Spain)
Turbot (Spain)
Carabineros (Spanish Red Shrimp)
Hamachi (Yellow Tail)
New Zealand Green Lip Mussels              
Branzino (Mediterranean Sea Bass)
Dorade (Sea Bream)                                       
Colossal U-6 Shrimp
Wild Caribbean Hopper Pink Shrimp and White Shrimp (3 Sizes)
Brazilian Rock Lobster Tails (4 Sizes)
South African Cold Water Lobster Tails
New Zealand Lobsters Tails 
Squid Ink (Cuttlefish Ink)
Squid Steaks
North African and Spanish Octopus (Large & Baby)
Crawfish Tail Meat
Conch Meat from Belize    


From the South:
Soft Shell Crabs (let the feast begin)
Red Grouper 
Grey Tilefish 
Jumbo Stone Crab Claws
Shad and Shad Roe 
American Red Snapper
Rock Shrimp
Blue Claw Crabs (In the Freezer, Ready For Sauce)
Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna
Fresh Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
Fresh Lump Crab Meat
Special Crab Meat
Blue Crab Cocktail Claws with Horseradish Sauce


From Sustainable Seafood Sources: 
Rain Forest Tilapia 
Arctic Char (Iceland)
Organic Scottish and Norwegian Salmon
Prince Edward Island Mussels
Local Musky Hatchery Rainbow Trout
Large Maine Mussels

From the Pacific Northwest:
Black Cod (Sablefish) 
Wild Columbia River King Salmon 
Fresh Plump Shucked Washington State Oysters
Jumbo King Crab Legs
Jumbo Snow (Opilio) Crab Legs


More Fish coming  in Every Day Please Call for updated Inventory... (908) 840 4332

Metropolitan's Half-Shell Oyster and Clam Selections

West Coast:
Kumamotos (Ca)
Sunset Beach (Wa)
Hama Hama (Wa)

East Coast:
Fishers Island (NY)
Village Bay (NB Can)
Blue Points (Conn)
Glidden Point (Me)
Ichabod Flat (Mass)
Puffer Petite (Mass)
Island Creek (Mass)
Rocky Nock (Mass)
Bay View (Mass)
Lucky Lime (PEI)
Warren Cove (Mass)
Saquish (Mass)
Wellfleet (Mass)
Wildling Bastard (NJ)
Swan Point (NJ)
Row 34 (Mass)
Chathams (Mass)
Mookie Blues (Mass)
Old Barney Salt (NJ)
Rose Cove (NJ)




Maine Steamers
Little Neck Clams (RI)
Top Neck Clams (Conn)
Cherrystones (RI)
Fresh Chopped Clams


Today's Featured Recipes Created With Love for You...

Barbecued Tuna with a Green Onion Cilantro Dressing Serves 4
What is not to like about this gorgeous fish that has been described by a Half-Lebanese Fishmonger as "Meat with Feet," nothing. It has it all but for the love of Artisanal Cheeses, don't overcook it or I'll kick you right in the Bass with my Meatless foot.

For the Tuna
4 Sushi Grade Tuna steaks 1 inch thick 6 to 8 ounces each...I like my Tuna Rare should you like yours well-done please find a recipe that uses a pottery kiln. 
Olive oil for brushing

For the Marinade
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 good pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon of hot paprika
2 cloves of garlic crushed and minced
Salt and Pepper
For the Green Onion Cilantro Dressing
1 cup cilantro leaves
½ cup olive oil
The juice of 1 lime about 2 tablespoons
2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves of garlic chopped
2 scallions (green onions), roughly chopped
¼ teaspoon of ground cumin
Salt and Pepper

How it's done
In a shallow bowl or pie plate, whisk together all of the ingredients of the marinade; add the tuna steaks and turn to coat and cover with plastic wrap to let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile make the Green Onion Cilantro Dressing by combining all of the ingredients in a food processor and "whizz" until smooth; season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside. 


Prepare your charcoal or preheat your gas grill to high heat. When the grill is hot, sear the steaks for about 3 minutes per side for rare and 5 minutes per side for medium. 

If you like your Tuna well done, don't tell me.

To serve, place the steaks on your serving platter and drizzle over the dressing.


Garnish with lemon wedges and get ready to do your "Meat Without Feet" happy dance.

Grilled Middle Eastern Monkfish Kebobs Serves 4
How did Monkfish get its name is a very common question. Now while this is not documented, many fishmongers believe that this mild firm and delectable fish got its name when the first fishermen tasted this fish and declared "Oh my Cod! This is Delicious!" This holy revelation then morphed into the Monkfish...or something like that.

1½ to 2 pounds of Monkfish cut into 1½ inch chunks...this can be lovingly done by a Metro Seafood Specialist with great pride and pleasure.
Salt and Pepper
Wooden skewers soaked in cold water for 30 minutes
Lemon wedges for serving

For the Marinade
1 large pinch saffron
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 cup Lebneh or Greek Style Yogurt
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 really good pinches of kosher salt and a pinch of black
½ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 good pinch crushed red pepper flakes
2 cloves of garlic minced fine
1 tablespoon of fresh chopped mint leaves

How it's done
In a glass bowl, large enough to hold the fish, soak the saffron in the boiling water and let it bloom until vibrant orange, 5 minutes. 


Whisk in the marinade ingredients and adjust salt and pepper seasoning if necessary.

Place the Monkfish in the marinade and toss to coat well; cover with plastic wrap and let marinate at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.

Preheat your gas grill to medium high heat.

Remove the fish from the marinade and thread onto the wooden skewers.

On well-oiled grates cook the Monkfish skewers for 4 minutes per side or until just opaque when fork tested.

To serve, transfer the skewers to a serving platter and sprinkle over some roughly chopped mint leaves. 


Garnish with lemon wedges and get ready to be "Codsmacked" with a savory testimony of your very own.


Mark J. Drabich
Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet
P 908-840-4332
F 908-506-0293
1320 Rt. 22 Lebanon NJ 08833

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