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paulbr May 19, 2008 07:37 AM

Just moved to New Orleans from Baton Rouge. Anybody know where I can get some fresh whole fish? The grocery stores seem to have the general foreign tilapia/salmon stock. Looking for flounder, red snapper, that sort of thing. I'll be hitting the farmer's market tomorrow, just wondering if there's a regular store that anyone can suggest.

Thanks a lot!


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    JazzyB May 19, 2008 08:48 AM

    Schaefer and Rucich usually have redfish along with some of the better prices on shrimp and jumbo lump. Whole Foods, Big Fisherman on Magazine. I don't venture to the WB, but there you will find the shrimp lot as well as the Asian market.

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      pilaf May 19, 2008 10:58 AM

      The most varied selection is at Hong Kong Market on the West Bank.

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        Hungry Celeste May 19, 2008 12:38 PM

        HKM has the widest selection of any retail fish market in NOLA.

      2. TxAgEMTP92 May 20, 2008 01:02 AM

        Westwego- the expressway @ Louisiana St. on the left, if heading west, is a group of about 20 seafood "stalls/stands" from whom I get superfresh and inexpensive quality shrimp and crabs. [If you pass Bayou Segnette (sp?) you've gone too far] Alot of them have signs for a variety of fresh fish, although I've never bought any. So, I can't comment on the quality of the fish. Good Luck! :)

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          Guy Caballero May 20, 2008 07:00 AM

          the fish at the westwego market is fine, usually a good selection of gulf fish. however, they will not and can not legally clean/filet whole fish for you there; something to do with it being an outdoor market or something. so unless you like fish scales you might want to try a store. I usually go to k-jean.

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          paulbr May 23, 2008 09:08 AM

          Thanks everybody. I'll try Hong Kong Market next time I get over to the Best Bank.

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