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Will any Manhattan fish markets grind fish to order?

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small h Nov 27, 2011 04:14 PM

I'm idly considering making gefilte fish. I do not have a food processor or anything else that will grind fish, just a hand blender and a coffee grinder and a nice collection of knives. Obviously, I should buy live carp in Chinatown and then take them home and kill/scale/gut/filet/grind them myself, but that might be more appropriate for my second try at gefilte fish, not my first. Ideas?

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    pbjluver Nov 27, 2011 06:13 PM

    Ask at Citarella's - they might be able to help you
    as they make their own gefilte fish

    New York City - 212.874.0383

    Upper Westside: 2135 Broadway at 75th Street
    Store hours: Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 11 pm
    and Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm. (EST).

    Upper Eastside: 1313 Third Avenue at 75th Street
    Store hours: Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 11 pm
    and Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm. (EST).

    Greenwich Village: 424 Avenue of the Americas at 9th Street
    Store hours: Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 11 pm
    and Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm. (EST).

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    Citarella
    1313 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

    Citarella
    2135 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

    Citarella
    424 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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      small h Nov 27, 2011 06:58 PM

      Thanks! I know Citarella well (since way back in the late '80s, when it was a storefront best known creating fish tableaux in its windows), but it's so fancy now it didn't occur to me to ask there. But I will!

    2. Veggo Nov 27, 2011 06:18 PM

      sh, for your mornings' pleasures, I hope you find a solution that does not involve your coffee grinder!

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        small h Nov 27, 2011 07:00 PM

        Me too, even thought I mostly use the coffee grinder for bread crumbs these days (works good), 'cause I've gone cold brew and have my coffee ground in the store.

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