Luck, Happiness and Success in Your Continuing Journey

Good morning to all of our beloved friends and clients and to the Graduating Class of 2018, I wish you all luck, happiness and success in your continuing journey.

Now of course I am talking to the college grads out there and not the high school grads, to which I say to them, get ready for the most carefree days of your life since someone changed your diaper...Seriously, it's going to be glorious and you will never be able to nap again with such success and lack of scrutiny.

As for the college grads who are going on to Grad School, I tip my cap to you that you somehow convinced your parents to continue your life thesis of how Goldschlager promotes long term peace in countries with a budding democracy. As for the rest of you who are feeling as though your life has just come to a screeching halt or perhaps you feel a little nervous, fearful or that you just want to "heave" your guts up, that's probably because for the first time in your life, it's just good sense.

Now I'm sure your loving family and friends have all told you how everything is going to "work out" just fine but please keep in mind that their pants are on fire, meaning, they are lying.

Hey, maybe some of you want to become dancers but when you auditioned they said you moved great but you're not the "body type" we are looking for at this time. And then of course you go home and cry yourself to sleep and wonder if the world will ever be ready for a thick half-Lebanese dancer who has natural rhythm that comes only from his soul...Oh dear! Sorry, that one got a little emotional...I...I was actually talking about a friend of mine...yeah a friend. Anyhow, I'm sure all you grads are going to go out in the world and soar to new heights as you pursue your dreams. But please remember as my "friend" would say, even if you fail sometimes, don't stop dancing...sob...sniff...sorry.

Now should you feel like celebrating this weekend then I hope you will try today's recipes featuring Kick B@$$ Shrimp Tacos with a Mojito Slaw & Grilled Honey Chipotle Scallops. Thank you as always for visiting with me.

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 "Holy Guacamole" Salmon Burger Grilled Lime Garlic Organic Salmon Burger with Shredded Lettuce, Guacamole and Baja Sauce on a Toasted Roll With a Choice of Soup* $10

Grilled Tuscan Seasoned Wild Pink Shrimp over our Classic Caesar Salad Of Course We Make Our Own Dressing and Croutons...This is Metro With a Choice of Soft Drink** $12

A Mediterranean Swordfish "Health Wrap" Grilled Lemon Garlic Atlantic Swordfish with Mixed Field Greens, Roasted Veggies and a Basil Aioli Wrapped in Lebanese Flat Bread With a Choice of Soup* $10

Grilled Wild Grouper Tequila Lime GUACAMOLE Sandwich Grilled Red Grouper with Lettuce, Guacamole, Red Onion, Tomato and a Tequila Lime Aioli on a Toasted Soft Roll With a Choice Soup* $10

"California Dreaming" Rock Shrimp Pita Wrap Panko Crusted Rock Shrimp with Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato, and Spicy Mayo on a locally Baked Pita With a Choice of Soup* $10

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

Grilled Pesto Tilapia over a Mixed Field Green Salad---SUPER HEALTHY! With Choice of Soft Drink** $9

Metro Classic Oyster "Po-Boy" Panko Crusted Plump Oysters with Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle and Remoulade Sauce on a Fresh Baked Soft Roll With a Bag of North Fork Potato Chips With a Choice Soup* $9

Fried Scallop "Love Roll" Panko Crusted Sea Scallops Served with Lettuce, Tomato and Cayenne Aioli on fresh Baked Soft Roll With a Choice of Soup* $9

Metro's Soft Shell Crab Tacos (2) Panko Crusted Soft Shell Crab with Shredded Cabbage, Our House Pico de Gallo and Baja Sauce on (2) Flour Tortillas with Our House pickled Jalapeños and Red Onions on the side With a choice of Soft Drink** $10

Grilled Miso Glazed Black Cod Roll---(Where's my Kimono?) Grilled Miso Glazed Black Cod (Sablefish) with Tomato and Asian Slaw on a Fresh Baked Soft Roll With a Choice of Soup* $10

Metro's Mexican "Torta" Catfish Sandwich Corn Meal Crusted Catfish Fillet with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Avocado and Pickled Jalapeños with Chipotle Aioli on a Fresh Baked Toasted Roll With a Choice of Soup* $8

Grilled Fajita Sea Bream (Dorade) over Black Beans over Saffron Rice With the Choice of Soup* $10

(For those who don't love Fish But LOVE the People that do) Grilled Thai Chicken Pita Wrap Grilled Sweet Ginger Chili Chicken With Roasted Veggies and Sriracha Aioli On Locally Baked Pita 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 Jonah Crab Claws Tautog (Blackfish) Uni (Maine) Live Scallops in the Shell Bluefish Razor Clams Georges Bank Flounder Fluke Golden Tilefish Hake Skate Black Sea Bass (Long Island) 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: Madia (Japanese Sea Bream) Yellow Trim Grouper Dover Sole (Spain) Turbot (Spain) Sardines (Greece) 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: Mahi Crayfish (Live and Steamed) Soft Shell Crabs (let the feast begin) Pompano Kingfish Fresh Never Frozen Jumbo Shrimp Sheepshead (Bay Snapper) Thresher Shark 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) Totten Inlet (Wa)

East Coast: Swan Point (NJ) Chathams (Mass) Blue Points (Conn) Glidden Point (Me) Ichabod Flat (Mass) Puffer Petite (Mass) Island Creek (Mass) Rocky Nock (Mass) Lucky Lime (PEI) Warren Cove (Mass) Wildling Bastard (NJ) Row 34 (Mass) Mookie Blues (Mass) Old Barney Salt (NJ) Rose Cove (NJ) Pemaquid (Me) Sloop Pt (NJ) Saquish (Mass) Beach Pt (Mass) Beau Soleil (NB Can)


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


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

Kick B@$$ Shrimp Tacos with a Mojito Slaw Serves 4 Do you really need a reason to make a round of Mojitos for you and your guests? I guess not but if anyone asks "what's the occasion", just tell them I trying to rid the yard of the mint you planted two years ago and we're having tacos coddammit, so stop asking so many questions.

Ingredients 1½ pounds of large shrimp peeled and deveined with the tails removed For the marinade 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon of chopped Chipotle peppers...if you want to go for 2 tablespoons, you have my blessing The juice of 1 lime about 2 tablespoons 2 cloves of garlic crushed and chopped Salt and Pepper

For the Mojito Slaw ¼ cup mayonnaise ½ teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon of white wine vinegar The juice of 1 lime 1 teaspoon of finely grated lime zest 2 cups of shredded cabbage; your choice of color 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped mint For the Cucumber Salsa ½ of a Seedless (English) Cucumber peeled and diced 2 tablespoons of chopped red onion Half of a jalapeno pepper seeded and diced or 1 pepper of you dig the heat buzz ¼ cup of fresh chopped cilantro The juice of 1 lime Your favorite Soft tortillas; this is your call "little chef"; Flour or Corn either way but please grill them first

How it's done First combine the marinade ingredients in medium bowl with a good pinch of salt and pepper; toss the shrimp and let marinate while you prepare the other components of this dish.

To make the Mojito slaw whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, lime juice, lime zest and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Next toss in the cabbage and mint until well combined; adjust seasoning and set aside.

Next, make the Cucumber Salsa by combining all of the ingredients in medium bowl; season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Preheat a grill pan or gas grill over a high heat. Remove the Shrimp from the marinade and grill for 2 minutes per side or until opaque when knife tested.

To serve, transfer the shrimp into a shallow serving bowl alongside of the Slaw, Salsa and grilled tortillas and get ready for the next excuse to make another round of cocktails. That excuse is, "Your building Kick@ss dreams and tacos. Full disclosure, you are in a "no judge" zone, so no excuse was ever necessary.

Grilled Honey Chipotle Scallops Serves 4 Anyone up for an old fashion "Sweet & Spicy" tumble in the hay? If you said no, then please feel free to spark up the grill and make your famous "Sahara Dry" chicken breast. For those of you who voted yay, then let's clean up and fire up the grill...someone is going to get invitingly groped while cooking and that someone is you little chef.

Ingredients 1½ to 2 pounds of Jumbo "Dry" Sea Scallops ("Dry" refers to untreated Scallops, not those pumped up with Chemicals) 3 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 to 2 tablespoons of finely chopped Chipotle peppers (don't rub your eyes) Salt and Pepper Lime wedges for serving

Instructions In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, olive oil, chipotle peppers with a good dash of salt and pepper.

Add the scallops to the marinade and toss to coat; cover with plastic wrap and let marinade on the counter for 20 to 30 minutes.

Next prepare your charcoal grill or gas grill to medium high heat.

Brush the grill grates with a little olive oil and then grill the Scallops for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until just opaque when knife tested.

To serve, transfer the scallops to a large serving platter and garnish with lime wedges.

As your guests squeeze the fresh lime juice over your creation do not be alarmed if some little chef squeezing also ensues...grrr.


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