This Egyptian-style shrimp sandwich was loaded with lightly fried crustaceans and doused with tahini.
On this first visit to Morgan Seafood, some years ago, I supplemented my sandwich ($4 at the time) with a side of sliced eggplant in garlic vinegar ($2) and tried to decipher Al Jazeera on the small screen. Also shown, from a return visit with friends: hummus; stuffed baby eggplants (our table preferred the sliced fried eggplant, which proved less photogenic); rice with shrimp; fried calamari, striped bass, and white perch; grilled mullet.
The owner — he's from Cairo, and perfectly conversant in English — added that his kitchen will also turn out baked fish, or fish brushed with olive oil and slow-grilled rather than battered and fast-grilled like the mullet, but needs 30 to 45 minutes to do so.
Morgan Seafood Restaurant
(In the bottom photo, it's to the left of the green-awninged meat market)
2801 Kennedy Blvd. (Sip-Tonnele Aves.), Jersey City