Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fish Tales 02-07-2010

Location: 191A Court St.
Time: 5pm
People: Mum, RB and myself

Feelings: After watching the Manhattan fish chowder Throwdown with Bobby Flay, I had to check out our neighborhood seafood market, Fish Tales. The only problem is they are open only until 7:45pm on weekdays and until 5:45pm on Saturdays. (And closed on Sundays.) I understand that it is difficult for fish markets to stay open late, but they sure have inconvenient hours for a couple with full time jobs in media.

Upon returning from P.S.1 in LIC with Mum, we were finally able to catch them open. They have an extensive selection of incredibly fresh fish at a reasonable price. The service is helpful and friendly without being overbearing. RB's salmon with yogurt sauce (Greek yogurt, dill, lemon and cucumber) may be pretty addictive, but with fresh prepared fish available only a short walk away, he may not be making it too much anymore. We of course bought their famous Manhattan fish chowder as well as seafood gumbo, poached salmon with lemon and dill and Louisiana shrimp creole to celebrate the Saints' Superbowl victory.

The much anticipated Manhattan fish chowder was not very exciting (Bobby did win after all), but the gumbo was far more flavorful and comforting. They could have definitely defeated Bobby Flay with this one. Mum said the poached salmon was superb and extremely fresh. She never thought she could have such fresh, sashimi worthy salmon outside of Japan. The shrimp creole was also delicious, and the shrimp was clean and fresh with a great texture. It could have been a bit spicier, but that may have masked the freshness of the shrimp.

I am excited to find this amazing seafood market in our neighborhood...We just have to make sure to leave work on time.

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