March 17, 2020

Good morning to all of our beloved friends and clients and I sincerely hope that you and your families are safe and healthy during these trying times.

Many of you have been emailing there kind words regarding the health and well-being of our staff and for that, I thank you sincerely. Thankfully, we can report that everyone is safe and sound within our Metro family and are eager to serve our beloved community in this time of need. That said, I would like to reassure all of you that we continue to take the utmost precaution to keep you and our employees safe during these times with continuous sanitizing measures prescribed by the CDC and observing all social distancing guidelines in the hopes of curtailing the spread of the Coronavirus. That said, thankfully the availability of fresh and healthy seafood is continuing to come into the market to feed our community. The Fulton Fish Market itself has been diligent in its cleaning practices and even has installed automatic hand sanitizing dispensers throughout the market. Having said this, please know that Metropolitan Seafood will continue to operate during our regular business hours (both Fresh Fish and Take-Out) and observing all curfews when issued.   This is truly an amazing community that I have had the honor of serving for the past 31 years. 


Our clients and neighbors never cease to inspire me with their acts of kindness and generosity and for this, I am eternally grateful. Now although we will continue to operate as normal as possible, we will be adding some extra services to protect our community and they are as follows.


1. To all of our elderly clientele and those with immune deficiency issues who wish to enjoy fresh seafood, please know, that we will immediately be offering free home delivery (this will only apply to fresh fish and grocery items, sorry this does not apply to take-out). To participate in this just please call your order in with your credit card information and we will take care of the rest.

2. For those of you who would like, we will now be offering curbside delivery. Again, please call in with your credit card information and when you pull up to the store just call and let us know that you are here and we will bring your fresh fish directly to your car.

3. We know that along with the obvious health issues some of you might be finding yourself in severe financial crisis during this time. Please do not hesitate to call the store or direct message us on Facebook or Instagram so we may provide a hot meal, free of charge, to those in need. This will be practiced with the utmost discretion maintaining complete privacy to all of those involved. You have plenty to worry about but we will have no one in our community go hungry tonight.  

Please forgive my cliché when I say, I know we will get through this as the strong unified community we are. I can't wait for the day when I can greet my clientele with Real Fishmonger Hugs.

Should you be inspired to prepare a loving meal for your friends and family I sincerely hope you will enjoy today's recipes featuring A Super Easy Honey Lemon Roasted Salmon   &   Pan Roasted Lemon Butter Sablefish with a Baby Spinach Sauce. As always, thank you, thank you, thank you for your patronage and kindness, it truly means the world to us.

Save the Date April 7th 2020


Join us for a special Grand Samplings Event at Grape Finale Hands-On Winery in Flemington, NJ. Cooking demonstration by fishmonger, Mark Drabich, of Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet. Sample the three seafood dishes Mark prepares along with 3 complimentary samples of Grape Finale handcrafted wine. The evening concludes with a delicious dark chocolate and truffle sampler by The Fudge Shoppe and a complimentary sample of Grape Finale's Vintage Port. $70 per person. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets today at Eventbrite.  Ticket Sales end April 3rd 2020 at 11:30 pm or when sold out, whichever comes first. 


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 to pick-up at the Market 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 3-8 PM...THAT'S A BUCK A SHUCK! ALSO, METRO'S OWN LOBSTER ROLL WITH FRIES...Looks like it's here to stay

Friday 3:00 to 9:00 
Saturday 9:00 to 4:00
Sunday 10:00 to 4:00 

Don't Forget to Like Us On Facebook For Special Deals and Updates!


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

Metro's Catfish "PO-BOY"
You Have to Try This One!

Cornmeal Crusted Catfish with Lettuce, Tomato, Sliced Pickle, and Remoulade Sauce on a Fresh Soft Roll
With a Choice of Soup*

Metro's Lightning BOLT Roll
(Bacon, Oyster, Lettuce, Tomato)

A Panko Crusted Oyster with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Lemon Aioli on a Fresh Baked Soft Roll
With a Choice of Soup*

Grilled Miso "Hero" Roll
(Calling All Hungry Samurais)
Grilled Miso Glazed Hiromasa (Sushi Grade Yellow Tail) with Tomato and Asian Slaw on a Fresh Baked Soft Roll
With a Choice of Soup*

Thai Spiced Turbot Pita Wrap
Panko Crusted Sweet Turbot Fillet with Romaine Lettuce, Roasted Veggies and a Sriracha Aioli on Locally Baked Pita
With a Choice of Soup*

Grilled Pesto Black Cod (Sablefish) Over a Mixed Field Green Salad 
(Choice of Dressing)
With a Choice of Soft Drink**

Grilled Tuscan Spiced Branzino Fillet over Our Classic Caesar Salad
With a Choice of Soft Drink**

The Scallop Roll with Lobster Mayo
Panko Crusted Day Boat Sea Scallops with Tomato, Mixed Field Greens and Lobster Mayo on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll
With a Choice of Soup*

Metro's Famous Fish Tacos (2) BOOM!
Panko Crusted Fillet with Shredded Cabbage, Pico Di Gallo and Baja Sauce on a Grilled Flour Tortilla (2)
With Our House Pickled Jalapeños and Red Onion on the Side
With a Choice of Soft Drink**

The Old Bay Cod Damn...That's Good Seasoning!
Panko Crusted Wild Caught Cod Fillet with Mixed Field Greens, Tomato and Pickles with an Old Bay Tartar Sauce On a Toasted Soft Roll
With a Choice of Soup*  

Metro's Classic Lobster Roll 
"Life is Sweet"
Traditional Lobster Salad served on a Toasted Soft Roll with Baby Field greens
With a Choice of Soup*

The California King Salmon Pita Wrap 
Grilled Lemon Basil Wild King Salmon with Mixed Field Greens, Avocado, Seared Veggies and Spicy Mayo on Locally Baked Pita
With a Choice of Soup* 

Crispy Rock Shrimp Sandwich with Buttermilk Slaw and Herbed Mayo
Panko Crusted Fresh Rock Shrimp with House Slaw, Pickle and Herbed Mayo on a Toasted Ciabatta Bun
With a Choice of Soup*

(For those Folks who love fish eaters but not fish)
Metro's Spiced Up Mexican "Torta" Chicken Sandwich
Panko Crusted Chicken Breast with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion and Guacamole with Chipotle Aioli on a Fresh Baked Toasted Ciabatta Roll
With a Choice of Soup*

**Soft Drink Choices for specials Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Water
*Soup Choices- Manhattan or New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque AND Chicken Rice
All Soups Lovingly Made In-House


Meats by Metro

The House Burger $12.00

Locally Sourced grass-fed beef

Served with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion and side Pickle

Add American or Cheddar Cheese


Did Someone Say Wings? Yep!

Wings $6.00 for 6 / $12.00 for 12

Traditional Buffalo Served with Blue Cheese


Dry Rub "Old Bay" Wings served with Ranch Dressing

Handmade Flatbreads...Oh my Cod!

Mushroom & Fontina   $8.00

Walnut, Gorgonzola, Balsamic Glaze $8.00

Bacon & Cheddar            $8.00


Today's Fresh Fish Selections

From the North:  
Nantucket Bay Scallops
Pollack (Blue Cod)
Real Grey Sole (New Bedford Mass)
Jonah Crab Meat
Jonah Crab Claws 
Sea Bass
Fluke (Sushi Grade)
Day Boat Sea Scallops "Dry" 
Maine Steamers  
Nova Scotia Halibut
Nova Scotia (Hard Shell) Lobsters 
Jumbo Maine Mussels
Baccala (Salt Cod) Needs to be soaked for 2 days
Fresh Squid (AKA Calamari)
Rhode Island Little Necks
Cherry Stone Clams
Top Neck Clams

From the Waters of the World:                  
Madia (Sea Bream) SAY SASHIMI!
Hiramasa (Yellow Tail) Say Sashimi!
Ahi Sushi Grade Tuna 
U-4 Head-On She Tiger Prawns (Nigeria)
Turbot (Spain)
Dover Sole (Spain)
Carabineros (Spanish Red Shrimp)
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)
Crayfish Tail Meat
Conch Meat from Belize    


From the South:
Snowy Grouper 
Shad and Shad Roe FIRST OF THE SEASON!
Fresh Florida Rock Shrimp
American Red Snapper
Fresh Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
Fresh Lump Crab Meat
Special Crab Meat
Blue Crab Cocktail Claws with Horseradish Sauce


From Sustainable Seafood Sources: 
Arctic Char (Iceland)
Organic Scottish Salmon
Prince Edward Island Mussels
Local Musky Hatchery Rainbow Trout
Large Maine Mussels

From the Pacific Northwest:  
Black Cod (Sablefish)
Wild Alaskan Troll Caught 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



East Coast:
Blue Points (NY)
Chatahams (Mass)
Damsels in Distress (ME)
Gowanbrae (PEI)
Ichabod Flat (Mass)
Island Creek (Mass)
Lucky Limes (NB Can)
Moondancer (ME)
Pemaquid (ME)
Swan Point (NJ)
Sweet Neck (Mass)
Village Bay (NB Can)
Wellfleet (Mass)
Wildling Bastard (NJ)
Blackberry (Va)

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



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


A Super Easy Honey Lemon Roasted Salmon Serves 4
Got no time to cook? Okay, that may be true but you did just spend the last 45 minutes checking out Jan's (your high school chum) Facebook page and wondering how in the hell she posted a picture of herself on vacation wearing a string bikini #brave. Now let's put down the phone and make those loved ones a gorgeous supper.

4 center-cut (ask your Metro Associate) Salmon fillets 6 to 8 ounces each with the skin left on but scaled
Olive oil for brushing pan
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons of finely grated lemon zest
The juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons of freshly chopped thyme leaves
2 small cloves of garlic minced fine
Salt and Pepper
Lemon wedges for serving; Thank Cod for the Metro Free Lemon Program

How it's done
Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.

Brush the foil with a little oil and place the fillets, flesh side up, on the foil.
In a small bowl, mix the softened butter with the lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, thyme and garlic. 

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Rub the butter mixture on top of the Salmon fillets and let sit at room temperature for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 425° degrees.

Place the fish in the oven and roast for 20 minutes or until the fish is just opaque when fork tested.

To serve, transfer the fish to large serving platter and drizzle with the pan juices. Garnish with lemon and stop Facebook stalking Jan and give her a call. She would not only love to hear from you but I'm sure she would gladly accept your invitation for a home cooked meal. #cookfishathome

Pan Roasted Lemon Butter Sablefish with a Baby Spinach Sauce Serves 4
Sometimes the daily grind can wear your precious little chef backside down to a mere shadow of its former glory. Let's bring your spiritual hindquarters back to its bouncy deliciousness with this easy one pan dish. Sure, you need a loaf of bread and a salad but so does most of life.

4 Sablefish fillets, 6 to 8 ounces each; scaled skin on
2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
Salt and Pepper
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
3 cloves of garlic minced very fine
1 cup fish or chicken stock; Metro has both so stop fretting oh "cheffy" one
¼ cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon of finely grated lemon zest
The juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped

How it's done
Preheat oven to 400° degrees

Pat the Black Cod fillet dry with some paper towel and season with the smoked paprika, salt and pepper.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add the fish, flesh side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes per side; transfer fillets to a plate.

Melt the remaining tablespoon butter in the skillet. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in fish stock, heavy cream, lemon juice, lemon zest and thyme.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat, stir in spinach, and simmer until the spinach has wilted and the sauce has slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes; season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper or more lemon juice. 

Return the Fish fillets back to the skillet and place the skillet in the oven; roast for 10 minutes or until the fish is just translucent when fork tested.

Don't be alarmed if you are getting more glances to your backside, it's just the price to pay for being a stone cold sexy little chef.


Mark J. Drabich

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


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