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Mar 14, 2014 08:36 AM

Nordic Preserves and Wildlife...

...makes one helluva sandwich. Sometimes l'm slow to pick up on awesome things that are right under my nose [no jokes about nose picking, please].

This is the Nordic: Nova, black lumpfish caviar, "Nordic pico de gallo" [diced red onions and tomatoes, capers, flat leaf parsley], creme fraiche. A big, filling sandwich, piled high with the good stuff, on a good-quality, crusty, fresh ciabatta. Ten frickin' dollars.

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  1. Cool ... thanks! You got this at Essex St. Market or La Marqueta?

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    1. re: squid kun

      Ah, sorry: Essex St. Market. l didn't know they had another location.

    2. NSFW!!!

      Is the Ciabata from Pain D'Avignon

      1. hmm that looks interesting and is pretty close to me...must try

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        1. re: Lau

          lt was *really* good, and a genuine bargain.

        2. Nordic Preserves is a great little shop. I hope they're doing enough business, never looks super-busy. Their selection of smoked & otherwise cured fishes is probably second only to Russ & Daughters, at least for the neighborhood, and more esoteric at that. (As I recall it's all house-made, too, which is nice - not just bought and repackaged from a distributor like Acme)

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          1. re: sgordon

            Yes, l'm going to go back fairly regularly to sample more of their wares: a lot of interesting house-smoked and cured fish, as you said. Definitely less traditional than R&D.

            1. re: howdini

              im surprised i havent noticed this place, i eat there on a somewhat regular basis

              1. re: Lau

                lf you walk in the northernmost entrance and make a quick right into the market, it's there on the left, just before Heritage Meats. You can't miss it.

          2. Another winner: the Sol Öga. Peppered mackerel, egg yolk, red onion, capers, beets, apple.