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Jan 3, 2008 01:08 PM

sushi grade fish in providence?

hi, I am looking for a fishmonger where I can buy sushi grade salmon.. do such fishmongers exist near providence?

thanks =)

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  1. try wholefoods. i know they have the sushi-grade tuna...

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    1. re: madgee

      to be honest, i'm not the biggest fan of whole foods' seafood. their seafood is not as fresh for the price. the whole foods that i go to is the north main st one. any other fishmongers out there?

    2. You may want to try an Oriental grocery, sometimes they have Cryo Frozen Sushi fish in their freezer section. I've seen in the past Tuna, Salmon, Mahi Mahil and a couple of other types.

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      1. re: chefstu

        thanks for the suggestion, but please don't use the word oriental! it is archaic and a loaded word. use asian. thanks and have a nice day =)

        1. re: sprinklez

          tony's in seekonk (on rt 6, just up from the kohl's plaza) always has a great selection - their selection changes, so i'd call ahead.

          1. re: sk3

            I think Tony's usually has frozen sushi-grade tuna on hand. Not sure about salmon.

      2. I've never heard of "sushi grade" salmon. What makes it that?

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        1. re: bpmason

          There is no FDA specified criteria for "sushi grade". Ideally sushi grade would mean that the fish had been graded by a Japanese-qualified seafood inspector. While that may sometimes be the case, I tend to think that most markets that use the term are simply suggesting that "this stuff is the best of the best". While I am a big, big fan of cryo-frozen seafood, I do take exception to the notion that ANYTHING that has been frozen could be "sushi grade".

          1. re: Keefer Lucas

            basically i just want fish good enough to eat raw!

            1. re: sprinklez

              Keefer - you are correct about "sushi grade" cerification, there is no such thing. When I want to use salmon raw, I will usually buy wild salmon or organic farmed salmon.

              However, frozen fish is frequently used as sushi in many high quality restaurants- tuna, yellow tail, salmon, many others are very deeply (not sure of temp) frozen on the boat - in fact some people will tell you this is the best way to rid fish of any parasites - also, there are some sushi chefs who will use frozen tuna over fresh - I refer you to a very interesting and informative (and very long) article in Vanity Fair magazine - - take the time to read this article, it's really worth it.