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Where to find red snapper filets?

sallyt May 17, 2008 09:44 AM

I'm looking for red snapper filets for fish tacos - any recommendations? Whole Foods was willing to filet a whole snapper for me, but it would have been about $24 for a pound of filets, which seems a little high...


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  1. finlero RE: sallyt May 17, 2008 10:22 AM

    Reading your other posts, it looks like you live around JP, so this may be a bit of a schlep, but here's a thread from yesterday saying that Market Basket in Somerville has red snapper in its "exotic fish" section:


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      cassis RE: finlero May 17, 2008 10:35 AM

      You beat me to it by ten minutes, I did indeed see red snapper at MB in Somerville,

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      9lives RE: sallyt May 17, 2008 10:48 AM

      I bought a whole red snapper the other day...about 2 lbs..$14. I had it scaled/gutted and cooked it whole on the grill but Courthouse Seafood would have happily filleted it.

      1. Prav RE: sallyt May 17, 2008 01:42 PM

        I've seen it at the Super 88 in Packard's Corner.

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          qianning RE: sallyt May 17, 2008 03:33 PM

          most of the asian groceries (Kam Man, Mings, 88, Battambang) carry red snapper pretty often. Sold whole at around $5.99/lb, they usually weigh around 1.5-2 lb, and the counter will cut it any way you like.

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            sallyt RE: qianning May 17, 2008 06:39 PM

            Thanks for all of your suggestions! I was a little too lazy to drive to Cambridge/Somerville, but made it to Wellesley to Captain Marden's - at $18.99, it's no bargain, but at least I have it, and it's very fresh. Good to know about some alternatives that are much less expensive.

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