Sushi-Grade Yellowfin in Manhattan?
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!
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.
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..