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Jul 24, 2009 08:15 AM

Source for fatty tuna?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: cambridgejen

      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. my boat, hopefully tomorrow. Bluefin toro mmmmmmmmmm

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      1. re: typhoonfish

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

      2. 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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          1. re: grant.cook

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

            1. re: StriperGuy

              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)..