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tiny little fish

sram Dec 29, 2006 02:42 PM

I want to make Bourdain's bouillabaisse for New Year's...it calls for 2 pds of "tiny little fish." Any recommendations on a seafood market where I can find these...already tried dc whole foods and A&H...

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    bacchante RE: sram Dec 29, 2006 02:56 PM

    Not sure how tiny is "tiny," but Black Salt's market sometimes has smelts or sardines about 4-5 inches. I would call first.

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      Pappy RE: sram Dec 29, 2006 03:02 PM

      You might head down to Maine Avenue.

      1. Cocinero Cubano RE: sram Dec 30, 2006 06:51 PM

        There's a small fishmarket in N Arlington, behind the Lee Heights shops off Old Lee Highway (where Arrowine, Pastries by Randolph, etc, are). I think it's called American Seafood, but I cannot recall.

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          hueyjock RE: Cocinero Cubano Jan 1, 2007 01:52 AM

          My wife and I ate at the American Seafood. It is located at 4550 Lee Highway in Arlington. Phone number is 703-522-8080. We had the best crab cake sandwich with fries. They set up a table and chairs in their little lobby since it was cold in December.

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          sweetpotater RE: sram Dec 31, 2006 08:06 AM

          Maine Avenue seafood market has smelt.

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            ZedNaught RE: sram Dec 31, 2006 04:50 PM

            When I owned a fish store in NYC during the late 80's we would carry 'aleche' for the Christmas season. They were tiny silversides or bay anchovies that were 1''-3'' long. It was a holiday favorite of our Italian clientele. I would look for an Italian run fish store or perhaps contact A/V Ristorante or Pasta Plus and ask if they have a "source".

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              sram RE: sram Dec 31, 2006 07:01 PM

              Thanks guys...ended up getting 'em on Maine Ave...not as successful finding skate though, thought that part would be easy!

              Wish me luck actually cooking the whole mess...

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                bacchante RE: sram Jan 2, 2007 11:56 PM

                I have seen skate at Black Salt market. Not every visit, though, so you would need to call.

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