Good morning to all of our beloved friends and clients and to those of you "Land Sharks" who are game for any treasure hunted from the briny deep, please know that I love and respect you with all of my heart.
Now that is not to say that I don't have love pangs for those among you who are a tad pickier but I just wanted to let you know there is fish out there besides Tuna, Salmon and Flounder and that we would welcome the opportunity to wow your taste buds tonight. Also, please know that the fishmongers at Metro will lovingly and gently take your hand should you want to explore more adventurous piscivorous options. Heck, we won't just hold your hand we'll also throw in a gentle but appropriate back rub to further garnish your trust. What the Fluke are you talking about fishman? Of course I'm talking about honoring all the gifts the seven seas has to offer. Sure Tuna, Scallops and Shrimp require no introduction but how about getting to know Hake or Cusk, a Cod like fish that is not only tender and sweet but is about half the price of its well know cousin.
I know what some of you are saying right now "Aren't those fish boney?" No you lovable rube, most fish have the exact same bone structure and besides your Fishmongers at Metro will remove all bones with pride and unbridled delight. And of course there is the camp that always states "I don't like fishy fish". Of course you don't you adorable thing and truly no fish is "Fishy" unless of course if it's just past it's prime.
True fact, the only thing that likes Fishy Fish is a Buzzard and you little chef, are an Eagle. All kidding aside, these underutilize species are not only a wonderful culinary journey but also a fantastic way to adhere to a sustainably forward diet. So if you See a Blackfish (aka Tautog), don't be alarmed by its full lips and crazy teeth but get ready to experience a gorgeously unctuous fish that doesn't come around all that often. By no means am I suggesting you belly up to a plate of the highly poisonous Japanese Puffer Fish but should you want to take an alternative culinary route to Delectable Ave, just please know that your humble fishmongers would love to be your briny Sherpas to guide you along.
I truly hope you enjoy today's recipes which feature a familiar and not so familiar fish for you to enjoy including Grilled Saffron Lemon Black Cod (Sablefish) with an Avocado Tomato Salad & Grilled Chili Lime Tuna with a Lime Aioli. We promise to keep introducing you to New and Exciting Fish, so stay hungry.
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
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TODAY'S GREAT TAKE-OUT SPECIALS (908) 840-4332
"California" Salmon Burger (Dude, This Burger is the Bomb) Grilled House-Made Lime Garlic Salmon Burger with Mixed Field Greens, Avocado, Tomato, Pickled Onions and Baja Sauce on a Toasted Roll With a Choice of Soup* $10
The Tequila Lime Mahi Emparedado (Sandwich) Grilled Tequila Lime Mahi with Lettuce, Guacamole, Red Onion, Tomato and a Tequila Lime Aioli on a Toasted Soft Roll With a Choice Soup* $11
The Grilled Italian Sea Bream "Health Wrap" Grilled Lemon Sea Bream (Dorade) Fillet with Mixed Field Greens, Roasted Veggies and Basil Aioli on Lebanese Flat Bread With a Choice of Soup* $10
Metro's Grilled Grouper Tacos (2) GET HEALTHY HOMBRE! Grilled "Fajita Spiced" Grouper Fillet on Flour Tortillas (2) with Shredded Cabbage, Pico de Gallo and Baja Sauce and Our House Made Pickled Jalapeños and Onions (On the Side) With a Choice of Soft Drink** $9
The Halibut "Caesar Wrap" Grilled Tuscan Spiced Halibut Fillet with Our House Caesar Salad Wrapped in Lebanese Flat Bread With a Choice of Soup* $10
"Whole Belly" Clam Roll...Can You Say Clamtastic?! Lightly Breaded Steamer (Whole Belly) Clams With Lettuce, Tomato and Tartar Sauce on a Fresh Baked Soft Roll With a Choice of Soup* $9
Grilled "Fajita" Seasoned Wild Shrimp over Sautéed Black Beans over Saffron Rice With the Choice of Soup* $10
Grilled Pesto Arctic Char over our Classic Caesar Salad With a Choice of Soft Drink** $12
Metro's Soft Shell Crab Baja Roll Cornmeal Crusted Soft Shell Crab with Mixed Field Greens, Avocado, Tomato, Red Onions and Lime Aioli on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll With a Choice of Soup* $10
Metro's Famous FISH-N-CHIPS (Lunch Portion) Hand Battered Fillet with French Fries, Cole Slaw, Tartar Sauce and Malt Vinegar With a Choice of Soft Drink** $8
Metro's Tilapia "PO-BOY" You Have to Try This One! Panko Crusted Tilapia with Lettuce, Tomato, Sliced Pickle, and Remoulade Sauce on a Fresh Baked Soft Roll With a Choice of Soup* $9
Grilled Basil Balsamic Black Cod (Sablefish) Fillet over a Mixed Field Green Salad-SUPER HEALTHY! With a Choice of Dressing (on the side) With Choice of Soft Drink** $10
The Scallop "Love Roll" Panko Crusted Day Boat Scallops with Mixed Field Greens, Tomato and Tartar Sauce on Fresh Baked Soft Roll With a Bag of North Fork Potato Chips With a Choice of Soup* $10
(For those who don't love Fish but LOVE the People that do) 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* $9
**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: Cusk (Cod's Sexy Cousin From NB Can) Jonah Crab Meat Bluefish Black Sea Bass Razor Clams Fluke Tautog (Black Fish) Skate Day Boat Sea Scallops Maine Steamers Nova Scotia Halibut Monkfish Cod Hake 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: Sardines (Greece) Opah (Moonfish) Swordfish Red Grouper Madia (Japanese Sea Bream) Mahi Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna 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: Golden Tilefish Pompano Real American Red Snapper Soft Shell Crabs (let the feast begin) Rock Shrimp Blue Claw Crabs Call for the Weekend to order Fresh Jumbo Lump Crab Meat Fresh Lump Crab Meat Special Crab Meat Blue Crab Cocktail Claws with Horseradish Sauce
From Sustainable Seafood Sources: Locally Farmed Tilapia (Aquaponic) 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 Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Wild Alaskan Troll 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 Oysters
West Coast: Kumamotos (Ca) Sunset Beach (Wa) Totten Inlet (Wa) Hama Hama (Wa)
East Coast: Blue Points (Conn) Beau Soleil (NB Can) Sugar Shack (NJ) Island Creek (Mass) Glidden Point (ME) Rose Cove (NJ) Pemaquid (ME) Old Barney Salt (NJ) Highbar Harbor (NJ) Ichabod Flat (Mass) Saquish (Mass) Chathams (Mass) Wellfleets (Mass) Sloop Point (NJ) Puffer Petite (Mass) Row 34 (Mass) Lucky Lime (PEI CAN) Mookie Blues (ME)
I DARE YOU TO FIND A NICER OYSTER SELECTION!
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...
Grilled Saffron Lemon Black Cod (Sablefish) with an Avocado Tomato Salad Serves 4 If you have not experienced the unctuous texture and rich flavor of Black Cod then get ready for your taste buds to chant out loud "For He's (She's) a Jolly Good Fellow..." I hope you weren't looking for your "buds" to throw you a more elaborate affair. Remember they're taste buds not brain cells. But I digress; this is a fantastic fish and a wonderful recipe.
Ingredients 4 Black Cod Fillets 6 to 8 ounces each with the skin left on
For the Marinade 3 Scallions minced very fine The Juice of 1 lemon ½ teaspoon of finely grated lemon zest A generous ½ teaspoon of saffron threads soaked in 1 tablespoon of very hot tap water ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil
For the Avocado Tomato Salad 1 green or red bell pepper seeded and chopped 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved ¾ cup chopped red onion 1 large Avocado peeled, pitted and chopped Salt and Pepper The juice of half a lemon (about 1 tablespoon) 2 tablespoons of olive oil 6 to 8 large basil leaves torn
How it's done In a shallow bowl or pie plate, whisk together all of the marinade ingredients.
Add the fish fillets to the marinade and turn to coat; let marinade in the refrigerator for 1 hour, turning once during that time (note: make sure to take the fish out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling.
While the fish is marinating make the Avocado Tomato salad by combining all of the ingredients except the basil in a glass bowl; season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
Prepare your charcoal or preheat your gas grill to medium high heat.
Take fish out of the marinade and season with a pinch more salt and pepper.
On well oiled grates grill the fillets, flesh side down first, for 4 minutes flip and grill for another 5 to 6 minutes or until just opaque when fork tested.
Next, toss the basil into the salad. To serve, transfer the fillet to a large serving platter and scatter over the Salad. If halfway through dinner you hear a knock on the door, don't be alarmed, it's just the Singing Telegram your "buds" sent over. And yes, you should tip those guys.
Grilled Chili Lime Tuna with a Lime Aioli Serves 4 Like I always say to my friends and family, keep the Tuna recipes simple and your drinks simpler. And that's why I drink my Scotch neat but I will mix it up once and while and pour it into a glass. Now let's make this super simple recipe that honors the glorious flavor of Tuna.
Ingredients 4 Sushi Grade Tuna steaks 1 inch thick 6 to 8 ounces each...I like my Tuna Rare but if you do not please know that I will still love you but will never "get" you
For the Marinade The juice of 1 lime The finely grated zest of 1 lime (hint; you're using the same lime) 2 teaspoons of Chile powder 2 teaspoons of packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped thyme leaves 1 teaspoon of ground cumin 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika 1 pinch of crushed Red Pepper flakes (if you don't like the heat you can omit but know we will tease you) 3 tablespoons of olive oil plus more for brushing the fish before grilling Salt and Pepper
For the Lime Aioli ¾ cup of real Mayonnaise, this is no time for fat free little chef 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
How it done First make the Lime Aioli by whisking all of the ingredients in a small bowl; season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
Prepare your charcoal or preheat your gas grill to high heat.
In a shallow bowl or pie plate whisk together all of the marinade ingredients.
Place the Tuna steaks in the marinade, turn to coat and wrap with plastic wrap; let marinate at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove the Tuna steaks from the marinade and season with a little more salt and pepper.
Finally on well-oiled grates, grill the Tuna for about 2-3 minutes per side for rare and 5 min per side for medium. If you like your Tuna well done, don't tell me, in fact, tell no one.
To serve, transfer the steaks to four plates and spoon over the Aioli. Garnish with lime wedges and please know that no scotch was consumed in the creation of this dish.
EAT FISH LOVE LONGER!
Mark J. Drabich President Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet P 908-840-4332 F 908-506-0293 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1320 Rt. 22 Lebanon NJ 08833