|North End Fish Market (Mercato del Mer)|
99 Salem Street
North End, Boston, MA
Also, the seafood selection looks awesome. Lots of variety and everything looks fresh. When you walk into a fish market, it really shouldn't smell fishy, that usually means things haven't been stored properly. This place was clean and did not stink. Sure you pay a premium, but I'm a fan and will definitely be back.
Look at those bad boys on ice: deliciousness. And to go with it, a simple Prosecco mignonette (basically shallots and vinegar) that I adapted from some recipes I saw online:
- Mix 2 T minced shallots with 3T champagne vinegar, 1 t salt, 1 t fresh cracker pepper. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Just before serving add 3T Prosecco.
It's a simple topping, but it's so much better than drowning your oysters in cocktail sauce. Horseradish is acceptable, but leave the cocktail sauce for the shrimp.
We also picked up some sushi from the market. It's not the best sushi I've had, but it's not bad either. Plus, the fish tastes pretty fresh, so the pieces were delicious. A table full of raw seafood is probably one of the best ways I could think of to celebrate a wonderful five years with this wonderful guy: