Is Fasting the Fountain of Youth?

Good morning to all of our beloved friends and clients and may I wish you all a belated Happy October. While perusing my google news feed this morning and diligently searching for any news that did not involve politics, I stumbled upon the news title "Is fasting the fountain of youth?"

Apparently, in the past year and a half, Keith Taylor and his wife have adopted a lifestyle that includes fasting on a regular basis. "For six days per week we don't eat until around 5 pm, but eat as much as we want and whatever we want from 5 pm until we go to bed." Now while some studies show that in Mice, this eating regiment does promote a healthier Mouse then those who were allowed to continuously feed but I think they are leaving out a very important factor that cannot be applied to the rodent study. Of course, I am talking about the horrific condition scientists refer to as"Hangry."

Now, should you decide not to feed a mouse for 10 hours he or she just gets a little jumpy and may lay down in some wood shavings and "nap attack" that hunger until an eager lab worker decides to sprinkle some pellets into the cage and watch these "lab rats" devour their meal. By the way, this worker also has a mustard stain on his lab coat and orange finger tips from his "Cheetos" binge just moments before feeding time. But I digress and although I do believe some folks may experience some benefits from this practice (not the Cheetos, the fasting) I for one have given this a try and experienced such blind Hanger that I tiptoed on the edge of homicidal thoughts. Case in point, one Monday (on my day off) I decided to try an intermittent fast and although the first couple of hours seem to be going fine, by hour 8, things started to go downhill swiftly. At approximately 4:00 PM a perfectly lovely UPS worker knocked on my door to deliver a package, which required a signature. At this point in the day, my pangs of Hanger seemed to go off the charts and the thought of paint chipsstarted to sound appetizing. Well as I opened the door to receive the package I knew that I was in a fragile state and I had to remove myself from this poor innocent man. He again, insisted that I sign for the package and after about a minute I snapped. The next thing I saw was this poor man pulling a stylus out of his thigh. I could not apologize more but thankfully this kind gentlemen did not press charges and did hand me his granola bar to ease my Hangerous condition. Well, that's my story and I guess I would rather spend a little less time on this planet and eat what I want when I want.

Now should you decide to want to eat something fabulous this week, may I suggest today's recipes featuring Jumbo Shrimp in a Lemon Cream Sauce & One Pan Roasted Arctic Char with Potatoes and Broccoli with a Honey Garlic Glaze. They are both super easy and are guaranteed to ward off the dreaded condition of Hanger.

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Miso Grilled Snapper Over a Mixed Field Green Salad With a Choice of Dressing With a Choice of Soft Drink** $10

Pesto Grilled Sea Bream (Dorade) Over Classic Caesar Salad With a Choice of Soft Drink** $12

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From the North: Jonah Crab Meat Jonah Crab Claws Hake New Bedford Grey Sole Swordfish Black Sea Bass Georges Banks Flounder Skate Day Boat Sea Scallops Maine Steamers Nova Scotia Halibut Monkfish Cod 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

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Oysters: West Coast: Kumamotos (Ca) Totten Inlet (Wa) Sunset Beach (Wa)

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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...

Jumbo Shrimp in a Lemon Cream Sauce Serves 4 Lovely, elegant, sultry and that's just the words they are going to use to describe you little chef. That said this easy weeknight delight is something you can serve even to your most haughty guests. Now let's turn on the stove and make some Lovely.

Ingredients 1½ to 2 pounds of Jumbo Shrimp peeled and deveined with the tails left on...Metro does this free of charge, just call in advance. 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cloves garlic minced 2 cups of Fish Stock; stop panicking, Metro makes this for you The juice of 1 lemon ¼ cup of heavy cream Salt and Pepper 1 lemon sliced thin; Thank Cod for the Metro free Lemon program ¼ cup or more of fresh chopped flat leaf parsley

How it's done Place the shrimp in a shallow bowl or pie plate and toss with a good pinch of salt and pepper.

Next heat the olive oil over medium high heat in a large non-stick skillet.

When the oil is hot and shimmering, sear the shrimp for about 1 to 2 minutes per side or until the shrimp are almost cooked; transfer the shrimp to a platter (if your skillet is not large enough you can do in batches).

Add 1 tablespoon of the butter to the skillet and sauté the garlic for about 1 minute.

Add in fish stock and lemon juice into the skillet and scrape up the brown bits from the pan. Bring the stock to a boil and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes, reducing liquid to about half; season to taste with salt and pepper.

Bring the shrimp and any plate juices back to the skillet and let the shrimp cook for 1 more minute or until opaque when knife tested.

Remove the skillet from the heat and swirl in the butter.

Finally add in the heavy cream and gently stir in until incorporated into the dish and adjust seasoning if necessary.

The serve, transfer the shrimp to a shallow pasta bowl and garnish with the lemon slices and chopped parsley.

Did you just "sultry" a lovely meal in under 30 minutes little chef? That's a hard Meow and yep, you did.

One Pan Roasted Arctic Char with Potatoes and Broccoli with a Honey Garlic Glaze Serves 4 Can one little chef make a complete dinner in under 1 hour only using one pan and sheer desire? Will your new nickname be "One Pan Wonder?" That is a full throated yes on both accounts.

Ingredients 4 Arctic Char fillets 6 to 8 ounces each with the skin on and scaled 1 pound of fingerling potatoes cut in half long ways 1 Sweet potato peeled and chopped into the same size pieces as the fingerlings 2 small heads of Broccoli, chopped 2 tablespoons of olive oil divided Salt and Pepper

For the Honey Garlic Glaze 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter melted 2 tablespoons Honey 1 tablespoon of brown sugar 2 cloves of garlic minced fine 1 tablespoon of Dijon or Stone ground Mustard ½ teaspoon of each dried Basil and dried Oregano Salt and Pepper

How it's done Preheat your oven to 400° degrees

In a small bowl whisk together all of the ingredients of the Honey Garlic Glaze; season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

Place your potatoes on a rimmed baking pan and toss with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and salt and pepper.

Brush the potatoes with the Honey Garlic glaze (reserving 2 tablespoons) and place in the oven to roast for 20 minutes.

Next, place the broccoli in a bowl and toss with the remaining olive oil, salt and pepper and set aside.

Season the Char fillets with salt and pepper and let rest at room temperature while the potatoes are cooking.

When the 20 minute timer goes off, add the broccoli to the baking pan and place back in the oven to roast for about 7 minutes.

Finally remove the pan after 7 minutes and place the Char fillets on top of the vegetables.

Brush the remaining Honey Garlic Glaze over the fish and place back in the oven to roast for 15 to 18 minutes or until the fish is just opaque when fork tested.

To serve, transfer the fillets to a large serving platter and arrange the vegetables around the fish. Garnish with lemon wedges and please know that the name "Skillet Slayer" has already been trademarked by me, so don't even think of using it unless you are prepared to pay me royalties.


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