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Ques about a recipe: Shrimp Burgers w Roasted Garlic-Orange Aioli. Do Brooklyn-based Food52ers have a trusted fish monger to recommend?

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I have a question about the recipe "Shrimp Burgers with Roasted Garlic-Orange Aioli" from EmilyC. In the slideshow for this recipe, we see Amanda with the shrimp and the caption mentions having a trusted fishmonger peel and devein the shrimp for you. I live in Brooklyn. I'm wondering: do Brooklyn-based Food52ers have a trusted fish monger to recommend?

asked by bk_novice about 6 years ago
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Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 6 years ago

I don't know where in Brooklyn you live but for years I have used fish tales on Court St in Cobble Hill. Fish is always fresh, service is great. Also at Fairway in Red Hook they have some pretty good seafood.

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added about 6 years ago

Just thought I'd add that when I made the burgers, I bought my shrimp already peeled and deveined from my local Whole Foods (in Virginia). You may have to pay a dollar or two more per pound, but what a time saver. And another option is good-quality frozen shrimp which are often peeled and deveined already. On the label, make sure they're uncooked as opposed to pre-cooked. I'd just do a quick thaw under cold running water before using them. That said, a trusted fish monger is hard to beat and I hope you find one!

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added about 6 years ago

Yes, Fish Tales!

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added about 6 years ago

What about Red Hook Lobster place, do they do more than lobsters?

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