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Sushi-Grade Yellowfin in Manhattan?

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tarantula142 Dec 6, 2007 08:50 AM

Howdy Y'all,

I am going to be making Ahi-Poke (and another Ahi dish) for a little cooking competition this weekend and I would like to find some sushi-grade yellowfin. I perused the boards, and found the following fish markets: The Lobster Place, Central Fish, and Wild Edibles. Would you recommend one of those markets for yellowfin, or is there somewhere better? Also, is there something specific I should say to the fish monger, and (if you happen to know) what is the price per pound on average. Thank you in advance!

*Tarantula142

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    elbie99 RE: tarantula142 Dec 7, 2007 06:57 PM

    The Lobster Place is my favorite. I've never been to the one on Bleecker, but the one in Chelsea Market always has sushi-grade tuna. I've bought it several times to make ceviche and it has always been fresh and delicious.

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      foodguy1 RE: tarantula142 Dec 8, 2007 05:19 AM

      Wild Edibles in GC gets great fish..their wholesale division supplies some of the best restaurants in the city...They should have a nice #1 or 2+ for your Poke...those are terms that a restaurant would use if they wanted the best grade...#1 and 2+ for raw prep, a "good #2" for searing etc...hope this helps..

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        tarantula142 RE: tarantula142 Dec 9, 2007 09:47 AM

        Thanks for the advice! I didn't know that #1/#2 term, that should be good to know :).

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