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Best whitefish salad?

Can be from anywhere, but must not be made with too much mayonnaise, or contain celery. Any suggestions?

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  1. Not sure about the celery, but try either Russ & Daughters or Barney Greengrass. Might also check with Zabar's.

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    1. re: markabauman

      Russ & Daughters definitely contains no celery. It's a whitefish/salmon mix, if that makes a difference. And it's awesome.

      1. re: small h

        Too salty for me. Zabar's has celery, but it's tastier, smokier, and less salty.

    2. This is an aside, but has anyone tried Bering cisco yet?
      http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/17/din...

      1. Have you tried the whitefish salad from Tal Bagel, Daniel's (Third Ave. & E. 37St.) or Agata & Valentina (almost no mayo)? All three are great and I don't believe contain any celery.

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        1. re: ellenost

          Zabar's is too much mayo

          Russ & Daughters = the best...hands down

          1. re: ellenost

            Agata & Valentina's is the best anywhere -- jsut enough mayo to bind the whitefish together. Zabar's has way too much mayo. Most others also have too much mayo plus sugar, for some odd reason.

            1. re: City Kid

              Ditto for A & V's. Large chunks of whitefish, not much mayo. Much better than Zabars, Fairway, Sables.

          2. There's another Chowhound thread on this topic you might check out:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/229846

            I checked out the Russ & Daughters whitefish salad last week. It's good, but I prefer the smokiness and texture of the Lobster Place version. Also, I could be wrong, but I think Russ & Daughters uses onion, which gives the salad a slightly astringent quality and reminds me, ever so slightly—forgive me, Russ enthusiasts—of tuna salad.

            1. i just ate a bite of some whitefish salad from Whole Foods Columbus Circle: truly awful, like a combination of paste, cotton candy, and h.s. cafeteria scrod whipped into a bland mush...avoid...so bad i plan to return it...

              Russ&Daughters has always been my fav, but the store is alas far from my new neighborhood

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              1. re: Simon

                oh my, yes.

                i am a big russ n daughters fan,m but needed to jet outta midtown fast the other day and picked up the whole foods version. one of rhe strangest, most unpleasant glop-fests ever.....