Mediterranean Swordfish

1 medium onion, chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
1 tablespoon small capers, drained
4 (8-ounce) swordfish steaks (about 3/4 to 1 inch thick)
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Sauté onion in hot oil in an ovenproof skillet or pan over medium heat 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; sauté 1 minute. Reduce heat to low; stir in wine, olives, and capers.
Sprinkle fish evenly with remaining salt and pepper. Place fish over onion mixture.
Bake, covered, at 400° for 26 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Sprinkle with diced tomatoes and parsley. Serves 4.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 247 (35% from fat) Fat: 9.6g (sat 2.2g,mono 4.9g,poly 1.8g) Protein: 32g Carbohydrate: 5.9g Fiber: 1.5g Cholesterol: 60mg Iron: 1.9mg Sodium: 665mg Calcium: 32mg

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Heat and Eat Selection

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Homemade Seafood Stuffing

Stuffed Jumbo Calamari

Lobster Bisque

Stuffed Clams

Wild Salmon Teriyaki Burgers

Crab Cakes

***Ready to Eat***
Seaweed Salad

Lobster Roll


We regularly find great recipes we like to share with our customers.  We find them from all over the place, including  the web, cookbooks and from our customers.   If you have a seafood recipe you’d like to share, please let us know. Bottom line is we love to eat and the more recipes we know the better.  Listed below are all the recipes we’ve found.  If you’ve tried any of the recipes listed here please let us know how it worked out under comments.

Fresh Seafood Selection

Fresh Lobster

On any given day we carry a selection of the following:

  • Wild Striped Bass
  • Sole
  • Cod
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Salmon Filet
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Chilean Sea Bass
  • Line Caught Sushi Grade Tuna
  • Swordfish
  • Calamari
  • Baby Octopus
  • Day Boat Sea Scallops
  • Nantucket Bay Scallops
  • Shrimp – assorted sizes and types
  • Razor Clams
  • Littleneck Clams
  • Oysters: Island Creek, Duxbury
  • Live Lobsters

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today’s catch

We are committed to offering you the freshest seafood of the highest quality.  Our daily selection is dependent on availability and quality.  We strive to offer a variety of seafood to accommodate our customers’ tastes and budgets.  Our fresh seafood and heat & eat selection are sent out in the weekly email newsletter (shown below) along with recipes, sushi specials and store updates.  Click on the link to sign up to receive the Today’s Catch email.

Baked Trout Fillets

Baked Trout FilletsFresh Trout Fillets

I thought this trout recipe looked delicious and easy for a weeknight meal but what I
really like is that this topping would work well with any white fish.

1 pound trout fillets
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt

Place fish in a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the sour
cream, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, onion and salt; spread over fish. Sprinkle with
paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily
with a fork.

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August 26, 2010…Mercato del Mare’s oyster shucking lessons are number 5 on’s list of cheap, creative dates around Boston!

July 24, 2010…Mercato del Mare’s oyster shucking lessons are #90 of 365 things to do in Boston.

April 4, 2010…Traditional, modern mix together in Boston’s North End.  Frances Folsom, Nashua Telegraph, writes about her experiences as a child in the North End and how it’s evolved.

March 27, 2010….Cooking with Georgia & Dez was filmed at MdM!  Check out the website for this local cooking program which features the charismatic mother and daughter duo preparing quick, healthy Mediterranean dishes.  The website has lots of useful tips and some great recipes.

September 16, 2009…MdM shucking lessons are videotaped and featured on  It’s part of a series by Courtney Hollands’ Next Stop: T stop fun.  Check out the video

June 24, 2009..Read what people are saying about us on Chowhound and Yelp!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009:  Sole proprietors of Mercato del Mare celebrate one year in the North End

Monday March 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm – Mercato del Mare was on Chronicle

Mary Richardson gets a hands on lesson in oyster shucking from Liz of the North End Fish Market!  click on the link below to watch! Mercato del Mare is in Food Journal Segment Two about 2:39 into the segment.

Seafood market catches interest in North End
Boston Globe
By Andrea Pyenson
Globe Correspondent / January 14, 2009

Boston Globe
Shucking Lessons
Saturday’s from 1:00p to 3:00p
Mercato del Mare, Boston, MA
99 Salem Street
in the North End

Want to become a sought after party guest? Come in and learn to shuck oysters and clams.  Lessons are free, you just pay for what you shuck.

Other Links

If you find yourself on the North Shore or on the Vineyard and can’t get to our market for great fresh fish visit our fish friends.  Also provided are links to our wholesale vendors. 

North Shore
Ipswich Fish Market

Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard
Net Result

Wholesale Seafood Companies

Ipswich Shellfish Company

Sousa Seafood and Lobster

Pangea Shellfish

Island Creek Oysters

Accardi Foods

Little Pearl Caviar 

True North Salmon  

Fish Facts

monkfish-0023Eat fish, be a star….

Fish Facts is where you will find us either rambling about fish, the north end or floundering! Either way you will find interesting bites here so check back often.