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Best Prices on Halibut west of 128

Kat Feb 25, 2013 06:35 AM

Love halibut, it is one of favorite fish. However, our area fish shop has it for 19.99/pound, which is too steep for my budget. Do any of the major grocery chains carry it? I've very rarely seen it at Shaws and never at Stop and Shop.

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  1. trufflehound RE: Kat Feb 25, 2013 08:03 AM

    Atlantic Halibut is scarce and Pacific doesn't get shipped here much so the price will be high. I'd check with Capt.Mardens or Whole Foods and eat a smaller piece.

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      treb RE: Kat Feb 25, 2013 08:19 AM

      Costco has it for about $12-14 per pound.

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        Science Chick RE: treb Feb 25, 2013 02:09 PM

        Hi Treb, is that fresh or frozen (or previously frozen)?

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          treb RE: Science Chick Feb 25, 2013 03:27 PM

          Most fish is previously frozen, actually flash frozen at sea, even sushi grade! The product I've seen was not frozen but, I don't remember seeing if it was previously frozen. I'll check this week. I've bought it quite a lot over the years, always great, real nice thick fillets.

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            Science Chick RE: treb Feb 26, 2013 07:45 AM

            Thanks, this is very helpful!

      2. Kat RE: Kat Feb 28, 2013 06:08 AM

        Thank you for the explanation, now I see why it is expensive and hard to find. We don't have a Costco membership, so I'll have to see how much it costs.

        1. greygarious RE: Kat Feb 28, 2013 03:27 PM

          Trader Joe's sells frozen random weight (I think around $10/#) and frozen battered fillets.

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            Kat RE: greygarious Mar 3, 2013 05:07 PM

            Thx! TJ's to the rescue!

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