Growing up in Lockport, NY, Fridays during Lent started with an order to go at Montondo’s Seafood (201 East Ave., Lockport). With a 90-year history, it’s a haunt Lockportians know well.
Their fish and seafood menu is extensive, ranging from Breaded Fish Haddock, Shrimp, Scallops, Seafood Platter, Lake Perk, Yellow Pike, Fish Sandwich and Oyster. My favorite is the Clam Strips with pint-sized sides of macaroni and cheese and clam chowder. A Children’s Portion is also available.
To-go dinners include fries, Cole Slaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce or blue cheese. Potato or macaroni salad may be substituted for French fries.
Montondo’s Seafood also sells wholesale. For home cooks they may have just what they need, and will supplies recipes to help.
Cold Salmon with Mustard Sauce
2 tbsp prepared mayonnaise
1 tbsp whole grain mustard
½ tbsp chopped fresh chives
2 drops lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, chives, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until needed.
Salt and ground pepper
2 sprigs parsley
2-6 oz. salmon fillets
2 small cherry tomatoes
4 baguette slices, brushed with olive oil, toasted and thinly sliced
½ medium cucumber peeled
Pre-heat the broiler until very hot. Sprinkle a baking sheet with salt and pepper and lay the salmon on it. Broil for 30 seconds (or until the fish is slightly medium-rare). With a spatula, transfer the salmon to a cold baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator until cold.
To serve, spread 1 tablespoon mustard sauce on each of 2 plates. Top with the salmon. Garnish each plate with 2 baguette croutons, a parsley sprig, a cherry tomato, and a few slices of cucumber. Serve with fresh lemon.
Find Seafood Facts from Montondo’s here.
If you go, Montondo’s Seafood, 201 East Ave., Lockport; 716-434-2818