Sunday is Mother's Day

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* $10

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* $10

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* $10

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* $10

Grilled Tuscan Seasoned Branzino over our Classic Caesar Salad With a Choice of Soft Drink** $12

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* $9

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** $10

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* $10

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** $10

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** $10

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* $9

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* $8

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 $10

(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* $8

**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 Hake Porgies (Scup) Uni (Maine) Skate Black Sea Bass (Long Island) Fluke Day Boat Sea Scallops Maine Steamers Nova Scotia Halibut Monkfish Grey Sole Cod Nova Scotia (Hard Shell) Lobsters Swordfish 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: Mahi 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) Pompano 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) Catfish 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 Oysters

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)


Clams: Maine Steamers Little Neck Clams (RI) Top Neck Clams (Conn) Cherrystones (RI) Fresh Chopped Clams METRO LETS YOU GET YOUR OYSTER ON! IN A VERY SUSTAINABLE WAY...

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.

Ingredients 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.

Ingredients 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 pepper 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 President Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet P 908-840-4332 F 908-506-0293 Email: 1320 Rt. 22 Lebanon NJ 08833