Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet Gift Card

June 8, 2018

Good morning to all of our beloved friends and clients and with all the Grads and Dads you have to get gifts for, you might find yourself creatively drained when it comes to "finding that perfect gift."


It can be taxing to find the right present for the newly minted Grad in your life, I mean really what can you give them to sum up your sentiments. I for one would like to give them a bag of tears embroidered with "Free Refills" and a card that says "If this Bag ever dries up you are probably dead, welcome to the real world buttercup." I even heard of some parents gifting their child a Boot accompanied with a card that reads "Don't Let the Door Hit You Where God Split You." I guess that's their playful way of saying it's time to fly the nest Junior. 

And as far as Dads go, of course you can't get them what they really want, which is a debaucherous weekend in Vegas, so you are forced to give them the obligatory "#1 Dad Barbecue Apron." But alas, a perfect gift is just a mouse click away. No, I'm not talking about a subscription for the "Nut of the Month Club" but a gift where one size fits all and is always in good taste. That's right my fellow travelers, I am referring to the Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet gift card. What in the name of Artisanal Cheeses are you talking about Fishman?  


Sure, we've always had Metro Gift Cards for Sale but now for the first time you can purchase them from the comfort of your home online. We recently have added a new tab on our Website (click here) where you can purchase gift cards in $25.00 increments. We've already had great success with this program and even a few testimonials...Peter a recent Grad from Pittstown wrote "I thought my parents were going to give me a pen for graduation but when I got my Metro Gift Card I thought, Hot Damn I'm eating Metro Fish Tacos for a month and now I won't have to stab someone with a pen." And Gino a grateful Father from Far Hills wrote "If I got one more necktie this year, I was probably going to hang myself with it...Thank Cod for my Metro Gift Card now I can finally Grill up some Sushi Grade Tuna to my liking." Seriously though, you can have the card mailed to that special Dad or Grad or have it waiting for them at Metro to pick up at their leisure. Did life just get a little easier and more delectable? Heck Yeah. 

Now should you be in need of a couple of flavorful and easy recipes for the weekend, then check out today's original creations featuring Grilled Halibut over a Zucchini Arugula Salad & Barbecued Spicy Middle Eastern Inspired Mahi. As always thank you sincerely for your friendship and patronage.

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*

Grilled Salmon "Caesar" Wrap 
Grilled Dry Rubbed Organic Scottish Salmon Wrapped in Lebanese Flat Bread with our House Caesar Salad   
With a choice of Soup*  

Grilled Mahi Fajitas (2)
Grilled Mahi 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 Classic Oyster "PO-BOY" 
Panko Crusted Oysters With Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle and Remoulade Sauce on a Fresh Baked Soft Roll   
With a choice of Soup*  

Grilled Basil Crusted 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 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*  

Fried Wild Shrimp "Lust Roll" 
Panko Crusted Wild Pink Shrimp Served with Lettuce, Tomato and Cayenne Aioli on fresh Baked Ciabatta Roll 
With a Choice of Soup* 

Metro's Grilled Grouper "Gyro" 
Grilled Middle Eastern Spiced Red Grouper With Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion and Tzatziki Sauce on Fresh Pita
With a choice of Soup*

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*

"Holy Guacamole" Tuna Salad Roll
Fresh Steamed (not canned) Tuna Salad with Shredded Lettuce and Guacamole on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll
With a Choice of Soup*

The Fried Turbot "Hug" Roll
Panko Fried Turbot Fillet with Tomato, Creamy Coleslaw and Tartar Sauce on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll
With a Choice of Soup*

Metro's Mexican "Torta" Catfish Sandwich
(Sorry, you must provide your own Cerveza)

Spicy Corn Meal Crusted Catfish with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Avocado and Pickled Jalapeños with Chipotle Aioli on a Fresh Baked Toasted Roll
With a choice of Soup*

Grilled Pesto Day Boat Sea Scallop over our Classic Caesar Salad
With a Choice of Soft Drink**

(For those Folks who love fish eaters but not fish)
Metro's Holy Shipmate Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Buffalo Style Chicken Tenders with Romaine Lettuce and our House Blue Cheese Dressing on locally baked Pita
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
Porgies (Scup aka Bream)
Jonah Crab Claws 
Razor Clams 
Georges Banks Flounder
Golden Tilefish     
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:                  
Madia (Japanese Sea Bream)
Sardines (Greece)
Anchovies (Greece)
Cuttlefish aka Sepia (Greece)
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:
Thresher Shark
Fresh Never Frozen Jumbo Shrimp
Live Crawdads aka Crayfish aka Crawfish
King Fish (Love Me Tender)
Soft Shell Crabs (let the feast begin)
Rock Shrimp 
Blue Claw Crabs Call for the Weekend to order
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 AlaskanTroll King Salmon 
Fresh Plump Shucked Washington State Oysters
Jumbo King Crab Legs
Jumbo Snow (Opilio) Crab Legs
Manila Clams 


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)
North Bay (Wa)
Sunset Beach (Wa)
Hama Hama (Wa)
Totten Inlet (Wa)

East Coast:
Blue Points (Conn)
Glidden Point (Me)
Lucky Lime (PEI)
Wildling Bastard (NJ)
Pemaquid (Me)
Sloop Pt (NJ)
Beau Soleil (NB Can)
High Bar Harbor (NJ)
Fin De La Bais (NB Can)
Rocky Nook (Mass)
Old Barney Salt (NJ)
Village Bay (NB Can)
Peters Point (Mass)
Puffer Petite (Mass)
Wellfleet (Mass)
Rose Cove (NJ)
Sugar Shack (NJ)
Saquish (Mass)
Island Creek (Mass)
Beach Pt. (Mass)


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


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

Grilled Halibut over a Zucchini Arugula Salad Serves 4
You just signed up for your first "Hot Yoga" class and although you want to go knees deep in a large calzone you know you must try to eat clean or that Yoga class can turn into a Hot Mess. Can Healthy and Delicious live in harmony? Uh Yeah! And I have the recipe to prove it.

For the Halibut

4 Halibut fillets 6 to 8 ounces each with the skin removed
Salt and Pepper
Olive oil for brushing the fish

For the Salad
1 tablespoon Capers rinsed drained and roughly chopped
1 large or 2 small shallots chopped
The juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon of finely grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons of White Wine Vinegar
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 large or 2 small Zucchini sliced paper thin long ways on your mandoline (Note: I have also made this salad using my spiralizer with great results)
3 ounces of Baby Arugula
1 cup of Grape Tomatoes halved

How it's done
Place the halibut fillets on a plate and season generously with salt and pepper; gently brush with olive oil and let sit at room temperature while you prepare the salad.

Preheat your grill to medium high heat.

To make the salad dressing, combine capers, shallot, lemon zest and juice and white wine vinegar in a small bowl. While whisking, slowly pour in 3 tablespoons of olive oil until emulsified; Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

When your barbecue is hot, grill the fillets, flesh side down first, for about 5 to 6 minutes per side or until just opaque when fork tested.


Meanwhile, combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with half the salad dressing.

To serve, divide the salad among four plates and place a halibut fillet on top of each dish.

Drizzle over the remaining salad dressing and get ready to send out the invitations for the wedding of the Season; Ms. Healthy and Mr. Delicious are getting married. Please know the open bar will be serving Grey Goose Wheat Grass Martinis...count me in.

Barbecued Spicy Middle Eastern Inspired Mahi Serves 4
This recipe is for those among us who suffer from Freaky Flavor Syndrome. FFS is not curable but can be controlled with regularly scheduled meals that pack a flavor punch in every bite. FFS sufferers should feel no shame but should remove all people in their lives who think ketchup is spicy.

4 Mahi Fillets 6 to 8 ounces each, skin removed: This would also be great with Tilefish or Grouper fillets
Lemon wedges for serving

For the Marinade
3 tablespoons of Lebneh Greek style yogurt; Metro carries the Lebneh of course
3 tablespoons of Harissa paste; found at all Camel filling stations and Metro Seafood
2 teaspoons of finely grated ginger
2 cloves of garlic crushed and finely minced
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
2 tablespoons of fresh chopped mint
2 tablespoons of olive oil


How it's done
In a shallow bowl whisk together all of the marinade ingredients with a good pinch of salt and pepper.

Place the Mahi fillets in the bowl and gently massage the marinade into the fish; cover with plastic wrap and let marinate on the counter for 30 minutes.

Heat your gas grill or grill pan to medium high heat.

When the grates are hot and lightly oiled, grill the Mahi fillets, flesh side down first, for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until just opaque when fork tested. 

To serve, transfer the fillets to a large serving platter and garnish with lemon wedges and torn mint leaves. 

And for the record I tried the FFS 12 step program and not only failed miserably but it's where I got my first taste of Pickled Jalapeño Peppers...and yes, they are Freaking Delicious as well.


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

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