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News from Burhop's in Hinsdale
Open 7 Days/week - Phone: 630-887-4700
Hours: Mon. 10:30 - 6:30: Tues.-Fri. 9:30 - 6:30
Sat. 9:30 - 5:30: Sun. 10:00-4:00
Web site: www.burhopsseafood.com
Felicity Fin, Editor

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WEEKEND SPECIALS 1/12 - 1/14/18
SAVE ON FRESH, WILD PETRALE SOLE $3 OFF!
Sole Almandine
Was $19.95/lb. SALE $16.95/lb.*
You asked for more - Light and delicious, Petrale Sole is an example of how good management of a fishery helps everyone. Caught primarily in Pacific waters off of Alaska and Oregon, the resource had shrunk considerably in the 1980s, due to over fishing. The catch was legally limited, and the petrales came back. Then about five years ago, the catch was going down, so limits were reinstated, and the fish are bounding back. Fish will reproduce quickly and profusely, if we just let them.
     Check out some of our favorite sole preparations  Here: Sole Recipes. If you call ahead, we can also wrap your sole around one of our tasty stuffings. Ask about pricing and availability of stuffing - 630-887-4700.
FRESH STUFFED  stuffed salmon fillet
ATLANTIC SALMON FILLETS
Reg. $8.95-$9.95/each 
SALE  $1 OFF/each*
A great, easy delicious meal that takes minutes to fix - pop it in the oven and watch the news while it cooks! Our stuffings are made fresh in our kitchen. Choose from:
Spinach Florentine Reg. $8.95 SALE $7.95
Portobello Mushroom Reg. $8.95 SALE $7.95
Blue Crab Reg. $9.95 SALE $8.95
Comes with our Lemon Dill Sauce. Just bake & serve with a green vegetable, potatoes or salad. Yummy!  
BURHOP'S PESTO $1 OFF/lb.*
FEATURED IN THE TRIBUNE FOOD PAGE!
Artichoke Pesto Reg. $8.95/lb.*
Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Reg. $9.95/lb.*
pure & Simple dirty rice
These delicious pestos are great on baked or grilled fish - just add for the last minute or two of cooking time. Ask us for fish/pesto combination suggestions. 
    We love the artichoke on salmon or trout, the sun-dried tomato on halibut or sea bass. They're also great on toast or crackers as an appetizer. Ask us for a taste. 
    These are recipes created and made by our wonderful chef Jaime - made in our kitchen, not somewhere else and repackaged. The ingredients are simple, the taste sublime. 

TO BE SURE TO GET WHAT YOU WANT, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CALL AND PLACE AN ORDER - 630-887-4700.

*Not good with other offers or discounts. While supplies last.

DON'T FORGET YOUR COUPON!

Good during January, don't forget to bring your coupon in for your next fish purchase - it's like a $2 bill! 
One per customer per visit, and not good on sale items. 
We'll give you another one on Valentines Day. 
 
HOW TO HANDLE FRESH FISH & SHELLFISH:
FIN FISH
We get our very fresh restaurant-quality fish and shellfish delivered to our door on a daily basis, except for Sunday. It's fresher than you can get from most grocery stores, because grocery chains have distribution systems -- the fish goes to a warehouse, then to the stores. One or two days can make a huge difference in quality and freshness.
Our fish is stored at around 34 degrees F, in the stainless steel pans placed in crushed ice in our cases. Home refrigerators are not nearly this cold.
     This is why we tell our customers to eat their fish within 24 hours, or freeze it. We also tell customers that fish kept over night in the fridge should be rinsed under very cold water and patted dry before cooking. While wrapped up and stored in a home refrigerator, fish will accumulate a small amount of gas (meat and poultry do as well) that simply needs to be washed away. It doesn't mean that the fish is bad. But more than one night in a home refrigerator is not conducive to a great fish dinner. If you don't eat it, freeze it. 
     Some types of fish are stronger tasting, and hence have a stronger odor than others. There is a difference between a slightly fishy smell and an "off" smell. Fish like marlin, walleye, tuna, bluefish etc. will have a more noticeable odor than fish like sole or tilapia.  
     We recently had a customer bring back fish purchased before Christmas, wanting a refund, because it smelled bad. It was 2-week-old fish that had been kept in a home refrigerator. We've had people, in the summer time, leave fish in their car, and bring it back, saying the fish had "gone off." Of course it did, but not because of us.
SHELLFISH  kumamotos
     Some shellfish, like oysters, clams and mussels, are alive before they're cooked. We tell customers to leave the bag open in the refrigerator, or transfer them to a bowl, so the shellfish can breathe, and we poke holes in the bag. At Christmas, we had one customer bring back all of his oysters, which he said had "died" - most likely because he or someone else had tied up the outer plastic bag, and suffocated them all. If several people had brought back their oysters, we would think we may have had a problem - when one person brings something back, it's usually pretty obvious that they were the culprit. We check all of the oysters, clams and mussels before they leave the store - we know they're alive when they go out the door. 
     We only sell fresh fish and live shellfish that we know to be really fresh. Most other shellfish - crab legs, shrimp, lobster tails etc., is shipped frozen, because it's so perishable. Being in the middle of the country, it has to travel quite a distance, so freezing keeps it safe. Frozen shellfish should be kept frozen until consumed, and thawed before cooking. The best way to thaw it is to leave it in the refrigerator over night, or placed in a sink of cold water, still in it's packaging. Frozen shellfish should be used in a maximum of 6 months, unless you have a commercial-quality freezer that doesn't get opened very often. 
     If you have questions about storing or cooking fish or shellfish, just ask. We truly want you to have a good experience. (But if you screw up, please don't blame us.)   
Party On!  Ask us about  catering your SPECIAL CELEBRATION! 
Jaime grilling some split lobster tails
Pick up some suggested party menu ideas the next time you're in the store - enjoy your guests, let us do the work!
     In late June we catered a fun event for a family in Wilmette - a combined 40th and 5th birthday party, father and son. Another father and son duo, Burhop's Chef Jaime and his son Jonny, cooked up kebabs, lobster tails, sweet corn and more for a happy crowd of many ages. According to the hostess: 
" An AMAZING feast thanks to you, John and Jamie.  The food was amazing and the chefs could not have been nicer.  Everyone was raving and we certainly let them know who to call! 
Thank you again, you have very satisfied customers." 
Sarah T., Wilmette. kumamotos
      Recently we did an oyster bar for a party in Hinsdale, and a lobster tail birthday party in Kenilworth. 
     If you have something to celebrate, do it with great seafood! We will custom design a menu, just for you. To find out more, email us at nbburfish@gmail.com, or call us at 630-887-4700. 
JANUARY MID-WEEK SPECIALS 
Something yummy on deal every day of the week! 
MONDAYS (and Sundays):Seniors 65+ Save 10% on Total Purchase
Save a bundle on your total purchase - but please, tell us if  salmon platedyou qualify, we don't like to ask people in case you're under age! At least getting older has one upside, senior discount days. 
    You can get your whole, delicious, healthy meal in one stop. Ask us about our prepared entrees, our fresh toppings, salads and side dishes. 
    Want some inspiration? Check out our many great recipes  here. Just click on the recipe link or our cooking videos. Ideas abound! 
TUESDAYS: 
FRESH BURHOP'S 
CRAB CAKES OR  SALMON BURGERS
Reg. $3.95/each SALE $3/each*
FROZEN SOUPS $1 OFF
Salmon Burgers
Our freshly made salmon burgers or crab cakes make a great, easy dinner in the middle of the week - make them on the grill or saute - crab cakes are easier to saute, as then can fall apart when turned on the grill unless you use a grill topper. 
     Both of these are great on a bun - add some of our Stone Ground Mustard Sauce and a side of our fresh Coleslaw, and dinner is served! 
      NB: Sale price is for uncooked burgers and crab cakes ONLY. 
WEDNESDAYS:
Lobster on the grill
ENTIRE FREEZER
10% OFF*
Choose from a wonderful array of our new frozen entrees, shellfish, Elegant Farmer pies and fruit breads, Homer's Ice Cream, soups, if it's in the freezer, it's 10% OFF!
THURSDAYS: 
FRESH OVEN-READY ENTREES 
$1 OFF/each*
Choose from Salmon Cozies, Papillotes or our stuffed salmon fillets, the choice is yours!

FRIDAYS: 
Lobster Roll Savings
SALE: $15 EACH
lobster roll pic
Reg. $17.95/each*
The price of lobster meat has gone up so much over the last year, we've had to raise our Lobster Roll pricing - but you can still get a good deal if you come in for lunch on Friday! Only $15 each for a freshly made roll, a savings of almost $3 per person. Add a cup of our hot soup of the day and you've got a fantastic lunch. Want your Lobster Roll ready when you get here? Call ahead - 630-887-4700. Tell us when you're coming in and we'll have them made up. 
$1 OFF FROZEN SOUPS*
Soup is a great, easy-to-make dinner that the whole family can enjoy
frozen soups
without much work. Stock up your freezer for those nights you just don't feel like cooking . Heat up some soup, add some crusty bread and a sala d, dinner is served! Hearty choices that are especially great for dinner - our Shrimp Gumbo, our Seafood Chili (award winning!) and any of our chowders. All delicious! 


And now you can eat it here... We have a counter and four stools, plus a table for two, so come for lunch and bring friends! 
SATURDAYS:
$.50 OFF DESSERT TARTS* Key Lime Tart
Choose from Key Lime, Door County Cherry, or Ghirardelli Chocolate. Just the right size for after dinner, and oh so tasty. 



While supplies last. 
Offers good on the appointed day through Oct. 31st, 2017
Sale prices may not be combined with other offers or discounts. Please don't ask staff to double your discount.  

 
PERFECT 4 BUSY FALL SCHEDULES!
PICK IT UP ON YOUR WAY HOME...
BURHOP'S GOURMET TO GO
AVAILABLE 7 DAYS/WEEK!
Because so many of our customers have asked if they could get their seafood entrees already cooked, we've decided to offer many of your favorites ready to eat. Pre-orders are required, so we can have it hot and ready for you when you get here to pick it up. What could be better! Below is the menu, which will most likely change with season and customer demand. Tell us what you want! When the season starts, we may do soft shell sandwiches - yummy! 
Burhop's Gourmet To Go Menu
Get your lunch or dinner ready to eat - let us do the cooking! Call ahead 
at least 30 minutes  with your credit card, and we'll have your meal ready. 
Orders:   630-887-4700. 
Store Hours: Mon. 10:30-6:30; Tues.-Fri. 9:30-6:30; Sat. 9:30-5:30; Sun. 10-4.

HOT ENTREES  Priced by the serving
Salmon Cozies  - fresh Atlantic salmon fillet wrapped in puff pastry 
with fresh spinach, dill & Lemon Dill Sauce....................................$10.95/each
Stuffed Salmon Fillets  - fresh salmon fillet wrapped around our tasty 
homemade stuffing.
Spinach ..........................................................................................$ 9.95/each
Portobello Mushroom......................................................................$ 9.95/each
Blue Crab........................................................................................$10.95/each
Salmon Papillote  of the day - selection varies. Fresh salmon and fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables wrapped in parchment paper. 
Au Jardin (garden vegetables & herbs)...........................................$ 9.95/each
Mediterranean (herbs, tomato, olives).............................................$ 9.95/each
Provencal (fennel, garlic, red onion, herbs).....................................$ 9.95/each
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia  ............................................................$ 6.95/each
Lemon Pepper Salmon  .................................................................$ 8.95/each
Kentucky-style Tilapia  ..................................................................$ 6.95/each
Fresh Sauteed Crab Cakes  & Stone Ground Mustard Sauce........$ 4.95/each
HOT SANDWICHES & HOT SOUP OF THE DAY
Topping choices for sandwiches: lettuce, tomato, stone ground mustard sauce, lemon dill aioli or mayonnaise or BBQ sauce for burgers. Sandwiches come with a side of coleslaw.
Salmon Burger  on a pretzel bun.....................................................$ 6.95/each
Crab Cake Sandwich  on a pretzel bun...........................................$ 6.95/each
Tilapia Quesadilla  large enough to share.......................................$ 8.95/each
Daily Special - call for choices and pricing.
Hot soup selection varies, but includes NE Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque and Shrimp & Corn Chowder, seafood Chili. Prices are according to soup variety - ask us what's hot. (Hot soup only available during cold weather.)
COLD SANDWICHES
All of our cold sandwiches are made on a toasted, authentic New England-style bun.Comes with a small serving of our creamy coleslaw. 
Lobster Roll. ...................................................................................$17.95/each
Tuna Roll  (Nutty with pecans or Cranberry) ...................................$ 6.95/each
Seafood Harvest Roll  ....................................................................$ 6.95/each
SIDE DISHES - MAKE IT A MEAL
$2 for each 4 oz serving of available side dishes. Selection includes rice pilaf, herb roasted or garlic mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, garlic green beans, broccoli salad and more. Ask for our daily selections when you order. 
DESSERT
Key Lime Tarts.........$2.49/each or Door County Cherry Tarts.........$ 2.95/each
 
LOCAL DELIVERY IN THE HINSDALE AREA 
THROUGH DOORDASH - HOME OR OFFICE
Get many of your favorite Burhop's prepared items delivered to your home or office through DoorDash! Burhop's Lobster Rolls and other sandwich rolls, hot soups, party trays and more! Delivery area is a 6-mile radius from Grant Square, so save yourself the drive! If you order through our emails or our web site, we get to keep more of the money, so we encourage you to 
Having a large party and want items not on the DoorDash menu? We will happily deliver orders for $250 or more in the Hinsdale area any day we're open free of charge. 
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