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Mar 26, 2008 08:24 AM

Purchasing fish collars

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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  1. 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

      I did mean a fish monger but thanks for that tip

      1. re: scunge

        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: scunge

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

          2. re: coll

            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

            1. re: scunge

              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!).

      2. 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: mmalmad

            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: mmalmad

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

          2. 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

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

            2. 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.

              1. 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.
                i have no idea where to get them though. call the fishmongers!!