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H-Mart seafood department

greygarious | Jun 3, 2011 11:34 AM

I have been very impressed with the variety and freshness of the fish. I love the fact that you can help yourself to as much crushed ice as you'd like for double-bagging your fish purchase. Trouble is, I haven't heard of, much less eaten, most of the species they sell. The pictorial prep guide is handy for communicating what if any knifework you want (e.g., 2 means scaled, gutted, decapitated, 3 means filleted), because the counter is manned by people speaking little or no English. But there's no way to ask about the flavor of a particular species. I like to bake, broil, or saute fillets or steaks. I do not mind pulling out an intact spine but do not want fish requiring bones to be picked out while eating. I buy bluefish, monkfish, flounder, fluke, tilapia, and squid there. Can anyone recommend any of the less familiar fish? I have been particularly curious about the long, narrow Beltfish, which costs very little.

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H-Mart
3 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA 01803

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