A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 03, 2019
Seafood Delight (seafood platter)

"Seafood Delight” is a combination dish of various fish and shellfish. “Seafood Delight” was printed in the Orlando (FL) Sentinel on June 13, 1954. A recipe for “Seafood Delight” was printed in the Daily News (New York, NY) on October 31, 1955.

“Seafood Delight” has been a popular item in many Chinese restaurants, especially on Chinese buffets. “(OT) Most overrated Chinese buffet foodstuff? ... Gotta go with seafood delight” was posted on the newsgroup rec.sport.pro-wrestling on December 19, 2005. “Why does Seafood Delight taste the same at EVERY Chinese buffet? #mystifying” was posted on Twitter by Orey Yates on January 29, 2012.

A seafood platter is also sometimes called a “Neptune Platter.”


13 June 1954, Orlando (FL) Sentinel, Florida Magazine, pg. 19-D, col. 6 ad:
SPECIAL TODAY
SEAFOOD DELIGHT
(Gary’s Duck Inn, South Orange Blossom Trail.—ed.)

17 March 1955, The News and Courier (Charleston, SC), “Goodness Right Out Of A Can!,” pg. 1-B, col. 5:
Seafood Delight
Canned crabmeat and shrimp, elegant seasonings can cheese make this glamorous casserole.

31 October 1955, Daily News (New York, NY), pg. C20, col. 3:
$5 FOR YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE
Seafood Delight
Two cups cooked shrimp, cut into halves (crab, tuna or salmon)
One and one-half cups medium white sauce
Two teaspoons onion juice
Two teaspoons lemon juice

4 September 1960, Independent Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA), “Cook Book,” pg. 20, col. 2:
Seafood Delight
1 can frozen oyster soup, thawed
1 6 1/2 oz. can crabmeat, flaked
1 6 1/2 oz. can tuna, flaked
3 eggs, hard boiled and diced
1 tsp. minced onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup buttered crumbs

29 April 1965, Phoenix (AZ) Gazette, pg. 77, col. 2 ad:
Seafood Delight
EVERY FRIDAY $1.50
Platter of Scallops, Shrimp, Fillet of Sole, Norwegian Cole Slaw, Loaf of Home Made Bread.
(Porter House, 1325 Grand Avenue.—ed.)

11 September 1971, The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA), pg. 12, col. 3 ad:
FRIDAY: Seafood Delight
(George Page’s Colonial Restaurant, Berkshire Common.—ed.)

7 February 1976, San Diego (CA) Union, pg. B-6, col. 4 ad:
Seafood Delight...$7.95
(Donovan’s, 3595 Sports Arena Boulevard.—ed.)

21 August 1977, The Sun (Baltimore, MD), “Dining with John Dorsey: Try Not to Notice the Pink Noodles,” Magazine sec., pg. 29, col. 2:
“Seafood Delight,” the better of our entrees, combined shrimp, lobster, scallops and supposedly crab (though I couldn’t find any) with bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and tiny mushrooms in a creation more admirable than its name.

Google Books
Caribbean ‘95:
The Complete Guide to Choosing and Enjoying the Perfect Island Vacation

By Melanie A. Roth
New York, NY: Fodor’s Travel Publications
1994
Pg. 401: 
Main dishes include Seafood Delight (sauteed lobster, red snapper, and sea scallops in a vermouth sauce) and broiled baby lobster tails.

Google Groups: alt.support.diet.weightwatchers
Help with Chinese Buffet
Ender Wiggin
2/26/01
Marianne wrote:
> I am going to a chinese buffet for dinner on Thursday night and I have
> absolutely no idea how to manage points and all that good stuff.
(...)
If the buffet has a seafood delight (mixture of shrimp, imitation crab, and mushrooms) or something similar that would be a good choice. 

Google Groups: rec.sport.pro-wrestling
(OT) Most overrated Chinese buffet foodstuff?
GregoryD
12/19/05
Gotta go with seafood delight.

Twitter
Orey Yates
@whatwouldoreydo
Why does Seafood Delight taste the same at EVERY Chinese buffet? #mystifying
7:41 PM - 29 Jan 2012

Twitter
Dr. Jack A. Shulman
@JackAShulman
Dinner Tonight was Saturday Night Chinese Dinner: Chef’s Seafood Delight Special (shrimp, Lobster, Scallops,... http://fb.me/1fYd5H29O
9:32 PM - 20 Apr 2013

Twitter
Timothy Balding
@TimothyBalding
Replying to @TheCleftonTwain
Reminds me of Chinese restaurants.  I went to one recently and ordered “Shrimp Chow Mein, Chicken Mai Fun, and Seafood Delight.” The waiter replied, “Solly Sir, what numbers?”
6:02 PM - 15 Aug 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
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