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Source for fatty tuna?

Guido Jul 24, 2009 08:15 AM

I'm looking for a good source of fresh (not frozen) tuna, preferably of the fatty belly variety, probably this fall (when the quality is supposed to be the best). I'd want 3 to 6 lbs. Any recommendations? I have thought of Courthouse fish and maybe the fishmoger that goes to a lot of the farmers markets around, but have not talked to either yet.

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    cambridgejen RE: Guido Jul 24, 2009 08:28 AM

    New Deal Seafood in Cambridge often has it. You'd probably want to call in advance to make sure they have that much on hand.

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      9lives RE: cambridgejen Jul 24, 2009 09:56 AM

      I've bought it at New Deal. If you're in the Concord area, I'm sure Concord Prime could get it..


      Like Jen said, call in advance, that's a pretty big piece of toro

    2. typhoonfish RE: Guido Jul 24, 2009 11:50 AM

      my boat, hopefully tomorrow. Bluefin toro mmmmmmmmmm

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        Guido RE: typhoonfish Jul 25, 2009 04:25 AM

        If you get lucky and want to sell or barter some, let me know when and where.

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        grant.cook RE: Guido Jul 25, 2009 07:50 PM

        You might want to hurry up.. we are pretty much fishing the poor bluefin into extinction. Eat up! In fact, get 8 lbs! Just gorge yourself on it.. and savor the memories..

        Excuse me, I've got some frozen dodo bird downstairs I am going to thaw out..

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          globalgourmand RE: grant.cook Jul 27, 2009 10:56 AM

          True and so sad.

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            StriperGuy RE: grant.cook Jul 27, 2009 11:00 AM

            Yah, it is about the most environmentally incorrect fish to eat these days.

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              grant.cook RE: StriperGuy Jul 27, 2009 12:00 PM

              If you want tuna, at least go for ahi or bigeye, but even those species have some fishing options that are pretty bad (purse seining)..

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