Besides providing our customers with the highest quality seafood through our fish market, Metropolitan Seafood also takes those very prized ingredients and can create a catered affair for your special occasion. Your catered event can be either a convenient pickup party or we can provide a full compliment of servers to take care of the entire event. We at Metropolitan Seafood also realize that each party is a unique event and we can customize any party to meet your specific needs. The following menu items are just some of the dishes and ideas we have created over our 24 year history.And don't forget we're more than just seafood!
Although we make everything here on premises, we do not have the facilities to do any proper dessert baking. We do however have many talented friends so please call for our full line of dessert options. Remember its all CUSTOM!!
Fresh Sushi Platter
Let's Talk Shrimp! Metropolitan Seafood offers only the finest wild hopper pink shrimp that is prepared to order which means you only get crisp fresh delicious shrimp every time. We guarantee it! All shrimp platters are made to order and come with fresh cut lemons and a great cocktail sauce.
Medium Shrimp 2lb. Platter approx. 60 pieces 8 to 12 guests 3lb. Platter approx. 90 pieces 12 to 15 guests
Large Shrimp 2lb. Platter approx. 44 pieces 8 to 12 guests 3lb. Platter approx. 66 pieces 12 to 15 guests Jumbo Shrimp 2lb. Platter approx.24 pieces 5 to 8 guests 3lb. Platter approx.36 pieces 12 to 15 guests The Custom: 2lb. Large Shrimp, 1lb Blue Crab Claws, 1lb. House Smoked Tuna all served with Horseradish Dijon Sauce and Cocktail Sauce. Serves 10 to 12 guests The Gourmand: 2lb. Large Shrimp, 2lb. Jonah Crab Claws, 1lb. Smoked Tuna, 1lb. Smoked Trout all served with Creamy Dill Sauce, Horseradish Dijon Sauce and Cocktail Sauce. Serves 12 to 15 guests
More Shrimp Classics!
Tequila Shrimp Cocktail Served on a fresh fried tortilla crisp with tomato avocado salsa 2lb. Platter approx. 44 pc. 8 to 12 guests 3lb. Platter approx. 66 pc. 12to 15 guests Coconut Shrimp Served with a tangy marmalade 2lb. Platter approx. 44 pc. 8 to 12 guests 3lb. Platter approx. 66 pc. 12to 15 guests Buffalo Shrimp Fresh shrimp prepared buffalo style with a blue cheese dressing 2lb. Platter approx. 44 pc. 8 to 12 guests 3lb. Platter approx. 66 pc. 12to 15 guests
And you don't have to go anywhere else to get your favorite accompaniments!
Special Metro Seasoning
Gourmet Cocktail & Tartar Sauce
Large Variety of Seafood Spices for you to take home with your dinner!
Smoked and Pickled Fish Specialties All Served with Creamy Dill Sauce and Horseradish Dijon Sauce
Smoked Selections House Smoked Tuna Smoked Trout Smoked Whiting Smoked Peppered Blue Whole Smoked Whitefish Smoked Sable market price Smoked Sturgeon market price Pickled Herring in Cream Pickled Herring in Wine Sauce Matjes Herring Smoked Whitefish Salad
Smoked Salmon Choices Nova Scotia - “The Classic” rich with oil and a mild smoked finish Real Imported Scottish Salmon - A richer smokier taste due to the old scotch barrels used in the smoking process. Organically Farm Raised King Salmon
Lox and Bagels Platter Hand-sliced Nova Scotia Lox Cream Cheese and Butter Sliced Red Onions, Tomato, and Lettuce Bagels Provided by Clinton Bagel Company
Small Smoked Fish Platter 1/2 lb. House Smoked Tuna 1/2 lb Smoked Peppered Blue Fish 1/2 lb Smoked Trout 1/2 lb Smoked Whiting 1/4 lb. Nova Smoked Salmon All Severed with Creamy Dill Sauce and Horseradish Dijon Sauce Serves 8 to 12 Guests Large Smoked Fish Platter _1lb. House Smoked Tuna _1lb. Smoked Peppered Blue Fish _1lb. Smoked Trout _1lb. Smoked Whiting 1/2 lb. Nova Smoked Salmon Serves 16 to 24 Guests
Mediterranean Smoked Tuna Platter Our House Smoked Tuna Marinated in Fresh Herbs, Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Serves 18 to 20 Guests (2 lbs) Smoked Salmon Platter Served with all the accoutrements Capers, Chopped Tomatoes, Grated Hard Cooked Eggs and Fine Diced Red Onions Nova Scotia Salmon - (Traditional) per lb. Imported Scottish Smoked Salmon - (Not as Salty, Slightly Smokier) . Crudités Platter Cauliflower, Broccoli, Sweet Red Bell Pepper, Cucumber, Celery and Carrots Served with either a Zaatar Yogurt Sauce or a Zesty Cucumber Sauce Small Serves 8 to 12 guests Large Serves 12 to 20 guests Antipasto Platters A selection of Imported Prosciutto, Cappacollo, Fresh Mozzarella, Imported Provolone, Giardenera, Olives and Fresh Baked Local Italian Bread Small Serves 8 to 12 Guests Large Serves 12 to 20 Guests
Smoked Salmon Canapés
All Salmon Platters are Fully Garnished with Fresh Cut Vegetables, Creamy Dill, Horseradish Dijon Sauce and your choice of Garlic Scented Croutons, Fresh Made Toast, and Assorted Flat Breads.
Oven Seared Herb Crusted Salmon Fillet Salmon Encrusted with Pepper, Dill, Parsley, and Chives and seared in a hot oven with olive oil.
Organic Farm Raised Salmon The Platters are Served with Crostini and a varied choice of sauces *We Can Custom Cut your Fillet to Any Size!
Poached Salmon (Whole or Fillet) The Secret to our Whole Poached Salmon is that we remove 95% of the bones Farm Raised Organic Scottish Salmon (Whole or Fillet)
Wild Alaskan King Salmon (Whole or Fillet) Whole Salmons range from 6 to 15 pounds
Filleting King Salmon
The perfect fillet!
Middle Eastern Specialties
1 lb. Hummus Platter (A fluffy dip of fresh Chick Peas and imported Tahini accented with Lemon and Olive Oil.) With fresh Pita
1 lb. Baba Ghanooj Platter (Smoky Eggplant dip mixed with Garlic, Tahini and Lemon accented with olive oil) With fresh Pita
1 lb. Lebni with Zaatar Platter (Lebni a thick rich yogurt rolled in thyme, marjoram, sumac and sesame seeds garnish with red onions, tomatoes and accented with olives and olive oil. With fresh Pita Tri Lebanese Platter: 1/2 lb. Hummus, 1/2 lb. Baba Ghanooj, and 1/2 lb. Lebni With Pita and Olives. Serves 12 to 15 Guests
Stuffed Falafel Bites - A Traditional falafel ball stuffed with a diced cucumber salad. Drizzled with Tahini sauce and served with fresh locally baked pita.
All Platters can also include:
Tabbouleh - A salad of Parsley, Mint, Tomato and Onion with Bulgur Wheat. Stuffed Grape Leaves - Tender Grape Leaves filled with Rice and Herbs, poached in Lemon Juice and Olive Oil.
Yogurt and Cucumber Salad -
Fool Medames - Egyptian Fava Bean Salad with Sumac, Lemon Juice and accented with olives and Olive Oil. Toasted Pita Chips -
Lebanese Spinach Pies - Pita bread dough filled with sauted spinach,onions,fresh lemon juice and sumac. Falafal - Crispy bean patties made with fava beans, chick peas, onions, garlic and spices served with tahini sauce
Fattoush - Means “moistened bread" - this salad consists of a chilled mixed salad tossed with small cubes of toasted bread. The texture of the toasted bread adds an unusual quality.
Raw Bar Custom Anything goes here! Combine your favorites to create a unique medley of the freshest seafood anywhere. Oysters, Clams, Shrimp, Crab, Lobster, Caviar and Smoked Fish are just some of the items that you can have at your next special event. All of your hand-selected seafood will be served with our special assorted sauces: Cocktail, Horseradish Dijon, Dill and Mignonette Sauce
East Coast Oysters We carry many different varieties depending on the time of the year. Some examples are:
Belons - Maine Large round shell houses East Coast answer to a West Coast oyster
Blue Point - Connecticut side of LI Sound Produces a fairly briny firm fleshed oyster with a sweet and clean finish Blue Islands - Atlantic side of LI Similar in taste, texture and size to the Blue Points, only slightly more salty
Buzzards Bay - Cape Cod, MA This sweet, crisp and clean oyster should be on every East Coast oyster lover's wish list
Canadian Cove - PEI, Canada This medium clean, crisp and slightly briny oyster is perfect for you first timers
Cape Ann - Nova Scotia, Canada Classically salty medium oyster with sweet crisp finish
Falmouth - Rhode Island From the waters off of Providence come these slightly sweet and briny treasures
Malpeque - PEI, Canada Easiest oysters to eat, light in flavor and texture with a sweet and mild finish
Martha Vineyard - Cape Cod, MA Medium sized sweet, mild and slightly briny with a slightly coppery finish
Narragansettes - Connecticut Medium oyster with classic East Coast salty finish
Pemaquid - Pemaquid Bay, ME Firm, sweet and a hint of cucumber at the end Pickle Point - PEI, Canada Sweet, salty and crisp another PEI winner Peconic Bay - Long Island, NY Small Long Island oyster, sweet, mild and a bit briny
Tatamagouche - Nova Scotia, Canada This medium sized clean and crisp oyster ends with a lettuce like finish
Wellfleet - Massachusetts One of America's favorite oysters, sweet, crisp and salty
Taylor Bay Scallops in the Shell - Cape Cod Bay Light and Sweet a kiss from a mermaid
West Coast Oysters We carry many different varieties depending on the time of the year. Some examples are:
Cortez Island - British Columbia Medium to large Pacific cold-water oyster with creamy metallic finish
Denman Island - British Columbia Medium sized, slightly musky and creamy with big Pacific briny finish
Elkhorn - British Columbia Medium to large oyster with creamy briny and slightly exotic finish
Fanny Bay - Baynes Sound, B.C. These medium sized oysters have a slightly creamy exotic taste
Hama Hama - Hama Hama River, WA Large creamy crisp texture with a touch of brine 'a favorite at Shaffer City'
Hood Canal - Hood Canal, WA Large deep cupped oyster with classic West Coast creamy texture and musky finish
Kumomoto - $2.25 each Puget Sound, WA Originally found in Japan these deep-cupped small oysters are intensely flavored
Malaspina - Oregon Medium sized creamy and succulent, nice change from the strong tastes of Washington Quilcene - Washington State Medium sized musky and classically creamy, Hama Hama fans will love these babies
Pearl Points - Washington State Medium sized slightly metallic oyster with classic creamy texture and slight muskiness
Royal Miyagi - Washington State Medium sized oyster with a plump creamy rich briny little fella inside
Sinku - British Columbia This West Coast oyster is slightly metallic and musky in flavor with briny finish
Skookums - Washington State West Coast winner, creamy metallic finish with smaller oyster inside
Snowy Creek - Oregon Similar to Elkhorn with characteristic Washington State creamy flavor
Stranger Bay - California West Coast medium sized oyster, slightly briny and musky
Lobster Cocktail - market price
Shrimp Cocktail Hopper Pink Gulf Shrimp Approx 22 pc per lb
Alaskan Snow Crab Claws Approx 12 pc per lb Main Jonah Crab Claws Approx 12 per lb. Maryland Blue Crab Cocktail Claws Approx 24 per lb. Florida Stone Crab Claws market price (season Oct. thru May)
Little Neck Clams Cold Water per dozen (Conn. & RI)
Shrimp & Crab Claw Platter
Sushi and Sushi Grade Fish Although it seems as though sushi restaurants and sushi fish are appearing at the same regularity as pizzerias in the tri-state area, we at Metropolitan Seafood are in the fish business. Since all of our fish is butchered in house we can select the finest whole fish and cut it to your specific needs. We even carry an array of do-it-yourself sushi items such as bamboo rolling mats, rice vinegar, specialty sushi rice and much more.
Fresh Sushi Platter
Fresh Sushi Bar Catering
Some of our Sushi Selections are:
Hiramasa - Yellow Tail Ahi - Yellow fin Tuna or Big Eye Tuna Wild Alaskan King Salmon Wild Alaskan Ivory Salmon - Buttery and Mild Flavor Fluke- a meaty and mild fish Sea Scallops (no preservatives) Snapper Halibut Uni - Sea Urchin Roe Unagi - BBQ Eel Tobiko - Flying Fish Roe
Classic Sushi Rolls Tuna, Yellowtail, Albacore, Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Monkfish Liver, Eel, Mackerel, Tilapia, Snapper and Fluke are some of the Sushi rolls we can create for you. And of course we can make California roll with real King Crab meat.
*Any roll you choose can be enhanced with flying fish roe for taste and texture or make it a spicy roll. And by all means we can customize any sushi to meet your needs.
All sushi rolls and platters are served with wasabi, pickled ginger, soy sauce and chop sticks
Sashimi Platters Market Price
Metropolitan Seafood Co. also has in-house specialty sushi rice & rice vinegar
Please call for our Selection of Locally Produced Cheeses
Bobolink Dairy - Milford New Jersey Using only Grass Feed, Raw, Cows Milk These Cheeses are Full Bodied True Cheese Lovers ONLY!
Valley Shepherd Creamery - Long Valley New Jersey Grass Fed Sheep's Milk and Age Old Fermenting Processes Combine to Make a Truly Artisanal Line of Cheeses Too Numerous and Varied to Mention the Only Quality Their Cheeses Share is the Incredible Delicousness
All Cheese Platter served with Crostini, Crackers, and Fresh and Dried Fruits
New England Style Clambake All clambakes can be customized for individual needs
Each Guest will enjoy: 1 1/4 lb steamed Maine Lobster Little Neck Clams Steamers Mussels Shrimp Corn when is season New Potatoes steamed or oven roasted Bread & Butter Garden Salad or cole slaw All condiments along with lobster bibs, lobster crackers and forks
Each guest can substitute a Half Lobster for Grilled Beef Tenderloin for the same price Clam bake with Half Lobster and Grilled Chicken
Meats & Poultry
Herb Crusted Certified Black Angus Tenderloin. Served either as a main course or on crostini as an appetizer. Both are served with two sauces a Cognac Peppercorn sauce and a Horseradish Dijon sauce
Pork Tenderloin With Honey Mustard Glaze
Half Grilled Chickens With Yogurt cucumber dressing or Roasted Red Basil Puree
Marinated Chicken Breast With either a Basil Balsamic Marinade or our Ginger Soy Garlic Marinade
Chicken or Beef Sate Served with your choice of sauces Spicy Peanut ,Cognac Peppercorn, Roasted Red Pepper
Marinated Grilled Kebobs Herb Crusted Beef Balsamic Marinated Chicken
*Spinach Spanikopita Phyllo Triangles *Stuffed Mushrooms with Lump Crab or Fennel Sausage Stuffing *Marinated Seared Scallops *Scallops & Bacon *Grilled Vegetable Quesadilla *Homemade Mini Crab Cakes *Clams Casino *Clams Metropolitan *Oysters Rockefeller *Homemade Mini Potato Pancakes *Baccala Balls with Anchovy Sauce *Fried Calamari with Marinara or Cayenne Mayonnaise *Mussels Marinara *Mussels in Green Sauce *Wild Mushroom Risotto Cakes *Escargot in Mushroom Cap with Garlic Butter *Baked Bulgarian Feta with Fennel and Crushed Garlic
*Gazpacho in Cucumber Cups *Lump Crab Salad on Cayenne Toast *Grilled Marinated Eggplant on Crostini
*Tri-color Pasta Salad with Imported Feta and Basil Balsamic Dressing *Salmon Salad *Grilled Sword Fish Salad *Calamari Salad *Shrimp Salad *Cole Slaw *Mom’s Potato Salad *Potato & Bean Salad *Mixed Baby Field Green Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts and Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese *Orzo Salad with a Feta and Dill Dijon Dressing *Lobster *Whitefish *Scungilli
Assorted Mediterranean Inspired Sandwiches Eiether on grilled tortilla wraps or fresh Italian bread
Balsamic Grilled Chicken with fresh mozzarella Oven roasted Vegetables with Gorgonzola cheese Grilled Tuscan Sworfish with Roasted Vegetables and Rosemary Aioli on Fresh Baked Crusty Bread Grilled Tuna with Veggies and Wasabi Sauce Balsamic Glazed Flank Steak with Lettuce Tomato and Green Peppercorn Aioli
Classic Seafood Paella Mixed seafood, chicken and chorizo in saffron rice
Oven Roasted New Potatoes Rice Pilaf Couscous with Saffron and Peas Wild Mushroom Risotto Lentil Salad Oven Roasted Vegetables Smoked Trout & Horseradish Mashed Potatoes Sour Cream & Fresh Chive Mashed Potatoes Pasta Primavera Bow Tie Pasta with Feta Cheese & Cherry Tomatoes Wild Rice Waldorf salad Zaatar pita chips Broccoli Rabe Pizza Rustica
1320 Rt. 22 Lebanon NJ 08833 ph:(908) 840-4332 Store Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 9am - 7pm, Sun 9-4pm. Closed Monday.