A fisherman friend of mine just caught a 50 pound tuna on a deep sea fishing expedition out of Sheepshead Bay. The fishing ground is called the Hudson Canyon, and it's an 800 foot deep trench formed by millennia of the Hudson emptying into the Atlantic. From August to december the tuna run 100 miles off the coast from New York City, where the Canyon meets the Gulf Stream. It takes about 8 hours to get there.
My friend brought back his fish, butchered it in his bathtub, and invited my wife and me over for the best Sushi either of us had ever tasted. It made Blue Ribbon taste like the freezer section at Met Foods! Tender, melting, pink. We gorged and he gave us four steaks to take home. The next morning I made sushi for breakfast. And I have never felt so energized by food. I felt clear, focused, full of boundless potential. I was raring to go out and be a productive member of society, which was too bad, because I work at home. Anyway, it was amazing.
So now I'm wondering: is there anyplace in NYC that does an all raw fish breakfast? Or where you can buy such high quality tuna? Sunrise Market has sushi tuna, but it ain't so great. Is this even a standard Japanese thing?
Help! I can't go back to bagels!