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sushi grade fish in providence?

sprinklez Jan 3, 2008 01:08 PM

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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    madgee RE: sprinklez Jan 3, 2008 01:43 PM

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

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      sprinklez RE: madgee Jan 4, 2008 05:20 AM

      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?

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      chefstu RE: sprinklez Jan 4, 2008 05:32 AM

      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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        sprinklez RE: chefstu Jan 4, 2008 06:23 AM

        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 =)

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          sk3 RE: sprinklez Jan 4, 2008 06:43 AM

          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.

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            ccferg RE: sk3 Jan 4, 2008 09:05 AM

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

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        bpmason RE: sprinklez Jan 8, 2008 07:22 PM

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

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          Keefer Lucas RE: bpmason Jan 10, 2008 08:49 AM

          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".

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            sprinklez RE: Keefer Lucas Jan 10, 2008 01:46 PM

            basically i just want fish good enough to eat raw!

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              harryharry RE: sprinklez Jan 11, 2008 07:47 AM

              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 - http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/fea... - take the time to read this article, it's really worth it.

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