|Wild-caught shrimp are sometimes available at H Mart in Englewood for about the same price Costco Wholesale in Hackensack charges for previously frozen farmed shrimp from Vietnam.|
By VICTOR E. SASSON
We've stopped buying the previously frozen farmed shrimp from Costco Wholesale, but we're having trouble finding a steady source of affordable wild shrimp.
On a rare visit to New York-based Fairway Market in Paramus recently, I saw large, wild-caught shrimp for $17.99 a pound, but the fishmonger shook his head "no" when I asked if would devein them for me.
Removing the central vein is a tricky job and, even though I have a special serrated knife, I've often cut myself.
It's not as if the Fairway fishmonger was busy; I was the only customer at the seafood counter.
This is just another way Fairway's New York attitude sucks.
|I deveined and shelled these farmed Black Tiger shrimp from Costco Wholesale in Hackensack at home -- using a special, serrated knife and sometimes cutting myself in the process. I poached them in Mexican green salsa and fresh lime juice.|
|The mall entrance to Whole Foods Market at Bergen Town Center in Paramus,where you will find the best seafood department in North Jersey.|
Whole Foods to the rescue
People complain about the prices at Whole Foods Market in Paramus, but I usually go there to shop for sale items and I've always found the employees helpful.
At the seafood counter last week, I saw wild-caught Gulf Shrimp on ice for a little under $20 a pound.
I said to the fishmonger, I wasn't ready to buy any, but when I'm ready, would he devein them.
Sure, he said without hesitation.
So, Fairway, screw you. Go back to New York. You're not wanted or needed in North Jersey.
Click on the links below for previous posts about Fairway, and comments from readers of this blog that back me up:
No answer from Fairway's corporate office
Please be a good neighbor, Fairway
Sticker shock is everywhere on rare visit
to Fairway Market in Paramus