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Purchasing fish collars

scunge Mar 26, 2008 08:24 AM

recently I've been heaing about the outstanding flavor of roasted fish collars anyone know for sure where to obtain them ........................thanks

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    madkittybadkitty Jun 11, 2009 03:04 PM

    god, reminds me of this chain from where i grew up where they had these great delicately deep-fried swordfish collars with this great mango vinaigrette dipping sauce, and the standard sides were yellow rice with raisins and carrots/chayotes. http://www.fish-co.com/main.htm
    i have no idea where to get them though. call the fishmongers!!

    1. Quinntessential Jun 10, 2009 07:08 PM

      You can get them at any fish market. You just need to ask. I would perhaps call ahead. Here is a link to a recipe I came up with for fish collars the other night. Really simple and really good. Great summer time dish.

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        NewYorkDave Mar 28, 2008 07:33 AM

        I saw the subject line and figured you wanted to walk your fish.

        EDIT: Damn, "Curlz" beat me to the punch.

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        1. re: NewYorkDave
          enbell Jun 11, 2009 05:10 PM

          I was thinking you could find them in the same aisle in Pet Co at the fish leashes.

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          cteats Mar 26, 2008 09:51 AM

          I've purchased them in Flushing, Queens at Hong Kong Market. I bet most fish markets around Fairfield County could find you some, but it'll cost you.

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          1. re: cteats
            mmalmad Mar 27, 2008 11:51 AM

            What exactly is a fish collar?

            1. re: mmalmad
              Curlz Mar 27, 2008 04:14 PM

              I'm assuming it's the 'collar' (above the shoulder? do fish have shoulders?) section of a fish behind the head.

              But I still can't help but picturing it as something you put on the fish so you can take it for a walk! :-)

              1. re: Curlz
                mmalmad Mar 28, 2008 07:17 AM

                I had that same image...

              2. re: mmalmad
                Sam Fujisaka Jun 11, 2009 03:16 PM

                Fatty meat inside of the gill frame, back of the head.

            2. monalisawoman Mar 26, 2008 08:56 AM

              Do you mean prepared at a restaurant? Or from a fish monger?
              Most japanese restaurants have them on the appetizer menu. Yellowtail collar is called 'Hamachi Kama." It usually comes with a spicy dippy sauce, & it's SO DAMN YUMMY.

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              1. re: monalisawoman
                scunge Mar 26, 2008 09:11 AM

                I did mean a fish monger but thanks for that tip

                1. re: scunge
                  coll Mar 27, 2008 03:11 AM

                  Why don't you ask Mastic Seafood? They get in whole fish and can probably cut one out for you, and not even charge you much, knowing them.


                  1. re: coll
                    scunge Mar 27, 2008 07:23 AM

                    I will do so ,Thankyou

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                      coll Mar 27, 2008 03:35 PM

                      Great, let me know if they do it, I might try some myself then! We can start a new trend.

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                      scunge Mar 31, 2008 04:59 AM

                      Did go to Mastic Seafood and purchased a fish collar from I believe a halibut or more than likely a haddock 75 cents a pound. Roasted it was quite good and their Long Island sea scallops were outstanding

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                        coll Mar 31, 2008 08:31 AM

                        I don't buy fish anywhere else, they're so helpful and inexpensive to boot! I'm always bragging here about their local scallops, can't pass by without picking up a pound or two at $6.99/lb (last time anyway!).

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