BURHOP'S SEAFOOD STORE
Unlike big box stores and chains, we are able to get our
fresh seafood into our cases faster than virtually any other retailer selling
fresh seafood in our area. Our cases are designed to keep the fish at exactly
the right temperature, to ensure that the fish is delicious. Below is a list of
the many items we have in stock at different times of year. Not all items
are available in every season, because regulations to protect the future of
wild caught fish require that the fish are allowed to reproduce.
OYSTERS, CLAMS, LIVE LOBSTERS (24-hours notice), MUSSELS,
SOFT SHELL CRABS (in season), CRAYFISH (special order, minimum
If you have a favorite oyster, we can usually special order them with
2 days notice. We usually have blue points from the East Coast, and
frequently have kumamotos from the West Coast.
NB: Some fish appear on more than one list because they are caught in more than one ocean.
Wild Caught Pacific Ocean Seafood
When in Season:AHI TUNA, BARAMUNDI, HAKE,
HALIBUT, MACKEREL, MAHI MAHI, OPAH, PACIFIC COD, SABLE;
SALMON: KETA, KING, SILVER &
SOCKEYE; SEA SCALLOPS, SOLE: LEMON,
PETRALE & ROCK; SWORDFISH, WAHOO (ONO)
Wild CaughtAtlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean Seafood
When in Season: BASS (STRIPED), BAY SCALLOPS, BLUE FISH, COD, GROUPER, HADDOCK, MACKEREL, MAHI MAHI, MONKFISH, GULF SHRIMP, SKATE WING, STONE CRAB CLAWS (COOKED), SWORDFISH, RED SNAPPER
Wild Caught Fresh Water Fish
When in Season: LAKE PERCH, SMELT, WALLEYED PIKE, WHITEFISH
SUSTAINABLY RAISED FISH & SHELLFISH:
Burhop's deals only with fish farms that are certified as sustainable.
To read about the benefits of eating sustainably raised seafood, go to
Available pretty much year-round:OYSTERS, MUSSELS, ATLANTIC SALMON (Canada & Scotland),
SEA BASS, SHRIMP, TROUT: RAINBOW & RUBY-RED RAINBOW; TILAPIA
Once fish or seafood is frozen, we recommend that it should remain frozen until just before it is prepared. There is nothing wrong with properly frozen seafood - in fact, virtually every kind of shellfish is transported frozen, because it's so perishable. The issue of quality arises when retailers "thaw if for your convenience." Rarely a good idea, because once thawed, the fish deteriorates very quickly - it should be cooked as soon as it's thawed, not put out in a fish case.
CRAB LEGS: KING, SNOW; CRAB CLAWS: JONAH, STONE & SNOW; SHRIMP (shell-on, PDV, various sizes), SCAMPI, CRAB MEAT; AUSTRALIAN LOBSTER TAILS, MAINE LOBSTER TAILS, MAINE LOBSTER MEAT, SQUID, CLAM MEAT, SOFT SHELL CRABS
SMOKED & CURED SEAFOOD:
We carry a wonderful selection of Ducktrap Farms cold smoked salmon and trout, plus we get our own custom hot smoked fish done just for us in Chicago. We also sell nova lox, cured salmon that melts in your mouth. We take custom orders for fish that we don't regularly carry, such as smoked trout or smoked whitefish. We get fish smoked twice a month, so if you need something special, plan ahead.
Also in the smoked fish case is caviar - we carry a variety of caviar during the Christmas and New Years holidays, and can special order it for you any time of year, just give us a call 48 hours before you need it. We do not sell endangered Beluga caviar, but we do sell American sturgeon caviar, which is delicious.
Freshly Prepared Gourmet Foods - made in Burhop's kitchen
Not all items are available every day, the selection varies, but if you call ahead we can make
most things to order, depending on the availability of raw product.
APPETIZERS:Crab Cakes, Spreads: choose from Shrimp, Crab Blend,
Smoked Salmon or Smoked Whitefish; Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta,
Vine Ripe Bruschetta, Poblano Pesto & Sundried Tomato Pesto; when in season Arugula Pesto, Basil Pesto, all great on warm toast points or our Tiny Toasts.
Seasonal: gefilte fish.
SOUPS: Chowders: New England Clam, Manhattan Clam, Salmon, Scallop & Bacon, Shrimp & Corn. Bisque: Lobster, Shrimp, Red Rock Seafood, Mushroom Butternut Squash
Other soups: Black Bean, Maryland Crab, Sopa des Pescados, Split Pea, Potato Leek, Tortilla, Tuscan Bean, Gazpacho (summer only).
ENTREES:Heartier than our other soups: Bouillabaisse, Seafood Chili, Shrimp Etouffee,
Most salmon entrees can be made with tilapia or another fish on request.
Salmon Cozies (wrapped in puff pastry); Salmon Papillotes (in parchment) - Mediterranean,
Provencal or Jardin; Stuffed Salmon Fillets, choice of stuffing - Portobello Mushroom,
Mediterranean, Shrimp & Caper or Spinach Florentine;Crab Cakes;
Salmon Burgers, Tuna Burgers, Shrimp or Tilapia Quesadillas; Fish or Shellfish
Kebabs (available during grilling season or by special order).
SANDWICHES: Lobster Roll, Seafood Harvest Roll, Tuna Roll - made
fresh to order for immediate consumption or in kits to assemble at home.
SIDE DISHES:Calico Cous cous, Curry Basmati Rice, Dirty Rice, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Garlic
Mashed Potatoes, Herb Polenta, Wild Rice & Cherries, Griled Asparagus, Garlic Green Beans,
Roasted Vegetables.SUMMER ONLY: Locally grown farm vegetables, including
corn on the cob, bell peppers, vine ripe tomatoes and fresh picked herbs.
SALADS:Lobster Salad, Seafood Harvest, Nutty Tuna, Cranberry Tuna,
Creamy Coleslaw, Broccoli, Grilled Calamari.
SAUCES & TOPPINGS:Pesto: Artichoke, Arugula, Basil, Poblano, Sun Dried
Tomato; Creole Sauce, Ginger Pepper Relish, Lemon Dill Sauce, Stone Ground
Mustard Sauce, Pico de Gallo, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Santa Fe Salsa,
Sour Cream Dill Sauce, Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta, Tropical Salsa (seasonal),
Vine Ripe Bruschetta, White Clam Sauce.
DESSERT:Burhop's Key Lime Pies & Tarts. Also available, locally
made: Wisconsin Baked-in-a-Bag Fruit Pies and Homer's Ice Cream, made in Wilmette.
We no longer sell wine. The village of Hinsdale raised the price of the local liquor license so it no longer made sense to sell wine.