Where to buy fresh catfish in Montreal?
I've been searching various large fishmongers trying to find fresh channel or blue catfish, the variety most popular in the southern US, but haven't had any luck. I've been to La Mer, as well as the fish market in the Atwater market, and Adonis but can't find it. I even asked an employee at La Mer if they carried it and he practically laughed mumbling something about it being a garbage fish. A fishmonger on the West Island, who also didn't carry it, did say that it could be bought in Montreal, but he couldn't say where as he wasn't sure. The closest I've found is Bassa, which is a variety of catfish from the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, but unless you want to eat fish harvested from a river that is rife with trash and discarded computer parts, I wouldn't recommend it as I've tried it in the past and found it lacking in character and quite bland.