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Looking for fresh sardines

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drewwhy Aug 11, 2011 02:44 PM

I have a sicilian dish I want to make and the recipe calls for fresh sardine filets. Any suggestions as to where I can purchase this in New Orleans, Uptown preferably but don't mind driving.

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    rabeezbabee RE: drewwhy Aug 11, 2011 06:21 PM

    I'll second the request to bump this up. Anyone have a source?

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      collardman RE: drewwhy Aug 12, 2011 01:22 PM

      I too would love to know a local source. Last year I got some through a friend who got them through a vendor. Too convoluted and not always repeatable.

      Fresh whole grilled (quality) sardines are great.

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        sanglier RE: drewwhy Aug 12, 2011 04:28 PM

        I don't know if you'd have any luck, but maybe you could call Josh @ A Mano or John Harris @ Lilette and ask them their sources. Both have sardines as specials often.

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        Lilette
        3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

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          drewwhy RE: sanglier Aug 13, 2011 09:10 AM

          that is a good idea thank you! I am going out of town next week but will try this and also the restaurant depot suggestion that Hungry Celeste suggested. Again, thank you for the tips.

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          Hungry Celeste RE: drewwhy Aug 13, 2011 05:24 AM

          Try Restaurant Depot....you need a membership to get in, but they'll give you a membership if you have a business license or a nonprofit affiliiation.

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            rouxdauphine RE: drewwhy Aug 13, 2011 11:22 AM

            I have not ordered from them, but Pescatore and Wild Edibles at Grand Central Station in NYC (both googleable) have them, just not every day -- and, of course, they ship. I have searched over and over for a local source only to come up empty. The good/bad news is that our fishmongers are primarily selling local seafood.

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