Good morning to all of our beloved friends and clients and as we embark on the unofficial start to Summer we would like to give thanks for the safety and good health of our Families, Clients and Friends.
Our visit today is just about the facts
We are Open this Weekend Friday and Saturday from 9 am-7 pm...Sunday 9 am- 4 pm...Closed Monday
We will be allowing clients to come shop in the store with masks of course and Gentlemen, no crop top Tees (that means no belly shirts...we will ask you to leave).
We are offering Curbside Service on all Fresh Seafood and Take-Out orders
We are offering this Weekend a "New England Lobster Bake for 4" $185 FEEDS 4 GUESTS...Includes 4 LOBSTERS, CLAMS, MUSSELS, STEAMERS, SHRIMP, CORN AND POTATOES (COMES IN THE POT) JUST ADD WATER and COOK AT HOME CALL 908-840-4332 OR ORDER ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE 24 HOURS NOTICE
We are introducing our Newest "Family Meal" Marechiara...Boom! A Medley of Sea Bream, Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Mussels and Calamari in a Light Tomato Sauce FEEDS 4...$70 (48 hour notice)
We will have all the Treasures of the Briny Deep to make your "Home" party a Delectable Success including, Clams, Mussels, Fresh Never Frozen Shrimp, Lobsters, Tuna, Swordfish, Salmon, Scallops and so much more Click Here to see all of this weekend's offerings. We will be grateful for you our clients and for your amazing support.
I personally am thankful that our current situation and the weather not being warm enough, prevents folks from throwing Pool Parties. The fact is that I am still carrying my "quarantine baby" (extra 10lbs) and there are no antibodies strong enough to unsee this hot mess should I don a speedo.
And lastly, we will always be welcoming to all the Little Chefs out there who lovingly make culinary magic every day. I have created a couple of easy recipes for you to keep the delicious wizardry going including Grilled Clams with a Classic Salsa Verde & Grilled Lobster with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette. On a serious note, we at Metro would like to extend our deepest gratitude to those brave souls and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this Great Country we live in.
UPDATED PROCEDURES 1 You can COME IN the store and shop (we are limiting the number of customers for your safety). You must wear a mask and observe all physical distancing protocol.
2 You can call in an order anytime you would like and as long as we have time availability...we love taking care of you. You can click here for a (48 hour in advance) order (we will call you the next day for confirmation). VERY IMPORTANT; IF YOU HAVE AN ORDER PLEASE CALL US WHEN YOU ARRIVE, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE. You cannot order a deep tissue massage but an elbow rub is on the table.
3 You can bring the family together with one of our "Family Meals" see photos to the left including our Newest Addition MARECHIARA...OH MY NEAPOLITAN DEEP SEAFOOD SOUL KISSES (A Medley of Fresh Seafood including, Sea Bream, Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Mussels and Calamari in a Light Tomato Sauce) FEEDS FOUR PAISANOS $70 and comes with crusty bread for your dipping pleasure.
4 Regarding Take-Out (hot meals) please feel free to call as early as possible to get your desired time pick-up (for example, you can call in this morning for Fish Tacos tonight, heck, you can let us know about the Fish & Chips you are planning for this Friday). We hope this helps as Time Slots are limited.
5 Please allow us to assist you in any way possible it is our mission and delight to serve you.
6 Also along with our fresh fish offerings, we also carry fresh produce (Asparagus, French String Beans, Salad Mix, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots and so much more). Moreover, we have a full line of Rice, Imported pasta, olive oil and vinegars so please do not hesitate to ask for anything at all as we would love to save you another trip to the store.
Seriously just ask, if we have it, you'll have it.
7. And lastly, We know that along with the obvious health issues some of you might be finding yourself in severe financial crisis, due to layoffs 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.
To all of our Beloved Friends and Clients South and West...You Can Experience Metropolitan Seafood At The Stockton Farmers Market in Stockton NJ
PLEASE CALL YOUR ORDER IN ADVANCE SO WE MAY SERVE YOU BETTER
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OUR MAIN NUMBER TO ORDER SEAFOOD 908-840-4332 to pick-up at the Market THERE WILL ONLY BE FRESH FISH AT THE MARKET THIS WEEK...NO TAKE-OUT OPTIONS...THANK YOU AND BE SAFE
STOCKTON MARKET HOURS Friday 3:00 to 9:00 Saturday 9:00 to 4:00 NO SUNDAYS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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TODAY'S GREAT TAKE-OUT SPECIALS (908) 840-4332 CURBSIDE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ON ALL TAKE-OUT MENU SELECTIONS
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* $20
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* $11
Metro's Baja Opah (Moonfish) Pita Wrap Grilled Lime Garlic Opah (Moonfish) with Mixed Field Greens, Red Onion, Tomato, Avocado and Baja Sauce on Locally Baked Pita With a Choice of Soup* $12
Metro's Spiced Up Mexican "Torta" Catfish Sandwich 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* $9
The Crispy Snapper Roll (Simply Delicious) Panko Crusted Snapper Fillet With Little Gem Lettuce, Tomato and our House Tartar Sauce on a Toasted Ciabatta Roll With a Choice of Soup* $10
Rock Shrimp Tacos (2) (Hell Yeah, They Rock!) Lightly Breaded Rock Shrimp on Flour Tortillas (2) with Shredded Cabbage, Pico De Gallo & Baja Sauce With our House-Made Pickled Jalapeno Peppers and Onions (on the side) With a Choice of Soup* $10
The Mediterranean Grouper "Health Wrap" Balsamic Herb Grilled Red Grouper Fillet with Mixed Field Greens, Seared Veggies and Basil Aioli on Lebanese Flat Bread With a Choice of Soup* $12
Pan Seared Wild Pink Shrimp Over a Mixed Field Green Salad (Choice of Dressing) With a Choice of Soft Drink** $12
Grilled Tuscan Spiced Arctic Char over Our Classic Caesar Salad With a Choice of Soft Drink** $12
The Scallop "Love Roll" (Mmm...that virtual hug feels nice) Panko Crusted Day Boat Scallops Served with Lettuce, Tomato and Cayenne Aioli on fresh Baked Soft Roll With a Choice of Soup* $11
(For those Folks who love fish eaters but not fish) Metro's House Beef Burger Locally Sourced Grass-Fed Beef Served with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion and Side Pickle Choice of Cheddar or American Cheese Comes with French Fries $12
The Chicken "Caesar Wrap" Panko Crusted Chicken Breast with our House Caesar Salad Wrapped in Lebanese Flat Bread With a Choice of Soup* $10
CHECK OUT OUR NEW MEAT OPTIONS **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
Today's Fresh Fish Selections
SeafoodFrom the North: Uni (Maine) Halibut Cheeks Monkfish Cheeks Blackfish (Tautog) Fresh Jonah Crab Cocktail Claws Golden Tilefish Swordfish Real Grey Sole (New Bedford) Cod Hake (if butter could swim) Maine Steamers Porgies (Scup) Sea Bass Fluke (Sushi Grade) Day Boat Sea Scallops "Dry" 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: Opah (Moonfish) Mahi Yellow Trim Grouper Sardines (Portuguese) Dover Sole (Spain) Branzino Dorade (Sea Bream) Ahi Sushi Grade Tuna U-4 Head-On She Tiger Prawns (Nigeria) Carabineros (Spanish Red Shrimp) New Zealand Green Lip Mussels 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: Live and Boiled Crawfish Red Grouper Spanish Mackerel (Sushi) Blowfish (Chicken of the Sea) Soft Shell Crabs!!! American Red Snapper Fresh Florida Rock Shrimp Fresh Jumbo Lump Crab Meat Fresh Lump Crab Meat Special Crab Meat Blue Crab Cocktail Claws with Horseradish Sauce
From Sustainable Seafood Sources: Certified Organic King Salmon (BC Can) Arctic Char (Iceland) Catfish Organic Scottish Salmon Prince Edward Island Mussels Local Musky Hatchery Rainbow Trout Large Maine Mussels
From the Pacific Northwest: Copper River Salmon Holy Ship! Black Cod (Sablefish) 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 GO SHUCKING CRAZY!
East Coast: Beau Soleil (NB Can) Blue Points (NY) Damsels in Distress (ME) Glidden Point (ME) Highbar Harbor (NJ) Ichabod Flat (Mass) Island Creek (Mass) Lucky Limes (PEI Can) Mookie Blues (Me) Moonshoal (Mass) Pemaquid (ME) Rose Cove (NJ) Sloop Point (NJ) Sugar Shack (NJ) Wellfleets (Mass) Willding Bastards Blackberry (Va)
West Coast: Kumamoto (Calf) Totten Inlet (Wa) Nisqually (Wa) Hama Hama (Wa) Big Cove (Wa)
METRO LETS YOU GET YOUR OYSTER ON! IN A VERY SUSTAINABLE WAY...
Clams: Maine Steamers Little Neck Clams (RI) Top Neck Clams (Conn) Cherrystones (RI) Fresh Chopped Clams
TODAY'S FEATURED RECIPES
Grilled Clams with a Classic Salsa Verde Serves 4 for appetizers or Me for dinner...don't you dare judge me. If you would like to have a perfectly lovely brunch, by all means, roll out your famous "Egg Bake" again...I'll be the one pouring hot coffee in my lap to stay awake.
Let's kick our next brunch right in the Frittata little chef with this easy and zesty Clam dish.
Ingredients 2 cloves of garlic chopped roughly 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley 4 anchovy paste 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh mint 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper
For the Clams 3 dozen little neck or Top Neck Clams...I prefer the slightly larger Top Neck Clams 1 cup dry white wine 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley 2 tablespoons butter
How it's done For the Salsa Verde Place the garlic, parsley, anchovy paste, capers, basil, mint and lemon zest in a food processor or blender. With the motor running, slowly add oil until just blended. It's okay if sauce still has a little texture to it; Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
For the Clams Rinse and scrub the clams well in cold running water and soak them in ice water for about 30 minutes changing the water one time.
Place the clams in a stock pot along with wine, parsley and butter. Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to medium, cover tightly and cook, stirring once or twice, until the mussels open, 6 to 7 minutes.
Transfer the clams to a large bowl with a slotted spoon. (Discard any unopened clams.)
Pour the broth through a fine-mesh sieve and set aside. Note: you will only be using a small amount of this liquid gold, so freeze the rest for future use.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat
When cool enough to handle, remove the top shell from each. Place the clams in their half shells on a baking sheet.
Add a scant teaspoon of the reserved broth to each, then top with a generous dollop of salsa verde.
Grilled Lobster with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette Serves 4 very grateful souls The only snag I can see with this dish is that the people you make if for will be under the assumption that you Love them with all of your heart...no joke. I still get calls from my wife's great Aunt, asking me if my "Lobster could use some Butter" ...not cool Aunt Ann.
Ingredients For the Lobster 4- 1¼ Lobsters...we at Metro carry the lovely creatures that hail from the cold waters of Nova Scotia Salt and pepper 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil for brushing
For the Vinaigrette ¼ cup fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons fresh Cilantro ½ teaspoon of finely grated lemon zest 1 garlic clove mashed with the flat side of your chef knife A good pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 1/3 cup of your best olive oil
How it's done For the Vinaigrette Whisk together all of the ingredients except the olive oil in a small bowl. And then whisk in the olive oil in a steady stream; season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside at room temperature.
For the Lobster Preheat your charcoal or gas grill to medium high heat Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and cook the lobsters for 5 minutes then put them immediately in a large tub of ice water to stop the cooking.
With a large chef knife split the lobsters completely in half, wash out the bodies, dry and gently crack the claws the back end of the knife.
Note: this step can be done free of charge at Metro just call in advance and we will perform this with love and honor...no joke. Season the cut sides of the lobster with salt and pepper and brush with the olive oil
Grill the lobsters, cut side down on the grill for 4 to 5 minutes and flip and grill for another 4 minutes with the grill lid closed or until the tail is just opaque when knife tested. Let the lobster cool to room temp.
To serve, place the lobsters cut side up on a large serving platter, cut side up, and drizzle over the vinaigrette. Garnish with lime slices and whole Cilantro leaves. Just a word of advice, try not to make eye contact with your Dinner Mates, they will interpret it as a salacious culinary "come on" just ask Aunt Ann.
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