“Mackerel is a delicious fish -- Japanese people actually eat it for breakfast,” says Shane. The oil content is up there with sardines and anchovies, so the strong fishy taste often takes down the price, especially on the East Coast, where they're so ubiquitous you can find them washed up in the surf.
Red snapper or yellowtail collars
Similar to drum racks, collars are an economical cut that most shoppers don't know to ask for. They can be hard to find since you're only getting two per fish, but things like yellowtail collar are ending up on menus at places like lauded NYC Thai restaurant Uncle Boons.
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