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where to buy black cod?

Kitamonster Feb 21, 2011 04:27 PM

Hi Hounds - I am away for work and just had an amazing and simple black cod dish I'd love to recreate at home. Anyone seen black cod for sale fresh anywhere? It's also called sablefish. Thanks!

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    emannths RE: Kitamonster Feb 21, 2011 07:05 PM

    I believe I've seen it at Ebisuya in Medford, and very rarely at New Deal fish market.

    1. MrsCheese RE: Kitamonster Feb 22, 2011 02:42 AM

      They just had it at Quarterdeck in Maynard. I've been meaning to mention how much I love Quarterdeck. We get fish there about once a week - good variety and always great fish.

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        scotty27 RE: Kitamonster Feb 22, 2011 03:46 AM

        You can order sabelfish, aka black cod, from New Deal, I bet.

        1. trufflehound RE: Kitamonster Feb 22, 2011 04:53 AM

          Captain Mardens

          Captain Marden
          279 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482

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            scotty27 RE: Kitamonster Feb 22, 2011 05:02 AM

            I've also had it shipped to me from Browne Trading: www.brownetrading.com

            1. okra RE: Kitamonster Feb 22, 2011 06:13 AM

              How is it - that in such a historic region, deeply rooted in the fishing industry... that hounds have to drive to Wellesley for fresh fish?

              We had guests last week from the south, and we found ourselves in Stop and Shop - where they've taken out the fresh fish counter, and replaced it with pre-packaged fish in a case, thus insuring that I never buy it from them. My guests asked if this was standard practice in New England....


              New Deal Fish Market
              622 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141

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                scotty27 RE: okra Feb 22, 2011 06:20 AM

                Weird, isn't it? We have the East Coast's chief port of entry for amazing fish and shellfish, too. Well, as in any business: The demand creates the supply. Demand more.

                At least we have New Deal, Sakanaya, and Savenors--where they carry Browne Trading products (at mega-high prices). Also, the fish department at Whole Foods at Fresh Pond, helmed by Rebecca, is pretty good. On a related note: Ask your favorite Boston chef why customers will drop $43 for a choice grade piece of beef, but balk at spending comparable amounts on fish!


                75 Linden St, Boston, MA 02134

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                  cambridgedoctpr RE: scotty27 Feb 22, 2011 09:45 AM

                  black cod; i bought some at sakayana on saturday.

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                    chefematician RE: cambridgedoctpr Feb 22, 2011 11:58 AM

                    I was just there today and they have it.

              2. Dea RE: Kitamonster Feb 22, 2011 07:20 AM

                I actually asked Carl at New Deal about this fish a while back (maybe a year ago?) and he said it's become tremendously popular in Japan, which is making demand surge, which makes it harder for him to get it in. I hope that's changed since then, as it's one of my favorite fish as well.

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                  FoodLush RE: Kitamonster Feb 22, 2011 09:36 AM

                  I saw it at Savenors in Beacon Hill a couple weeks ago.

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