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Fresh fish near Basel

Hello people

Is there any place to buy fresh fish near Basel, Germany or France?

I mean, fresh fish with good prices...

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Old 21.02.2013, 20:35
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Re: Fresh fish near Basel

Just nip over to the French supermarkets the fish stalls are unbelievable.
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Old 21.02.2013, 20:36
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Re: Fresh fish near Basel

Casino Géant in Saint-Louis has a good seafood selection.

Manor is quite good too, but expensive.
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Old 21.02.2013, 20:52
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Casino Géant in Saint-Louis has a good seafood selection.

Manor is quite good too, but expensive.
Casino Géant, also the others too, Manor is simply outclassed.
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Old 21.02.2013, 21:20
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Re: Fresh fish near Basel

Actually, just remembered another place actually in Basel - there is an Indian supermarket hidden in a passageway behind Burger King at Bahnhof SBB.

They have a really good selection of fresh fish, and the prices are very reasonable.

It's a great place for vegetables too, even if you don't recognise half of the types they sell...
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Re: Fresh fish near Basel

be sure to check the fish in the geant carefully, twice i have had fish that was off after buying in the afternoon and planned for use in evening.
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Old 21.02.2013, 22:03
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be sure to check the fish in the geant carefully, twice i have had fish that was off after buying in the afternoon and planned for use in evening.
I've always been lucky despite being a prolific pescetarian, but it's good to know.

I haven't had any trouble with their shellfish either, but there's always a small amount of good luck involved when you're buying food that eats sewage - wherever you buy it.
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Old 21.02.2013, 22:24
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Actually, just remembered another place actually in Basel - there is an Indian supermarket hidden in a passageway behind Burger King at Bahnhof SBB.

They have a really good selection of fresh fish, and the prices are very reasonable.

It's a great place for vegetables too, even if you don't recognise half of the types they sell...
I know the place that you mean, I take it you are not overly picky with fish. The smelly dead former aquatic creatures on offer there have not seen the sea for a very, very long time, you just need to look at the eyes to tell and it seemed that some had just been unfrozen and arranged in the ice.
These guys are pretty good and also offer fish cooking courses.
http://www.der-frisch-fisch.ch/site/index.cfm
http://sealike.ch/leitbild.html
A bit more expensive than in France but brilliant quality.
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Re: Fresh fish near Basel

When I first arrived here around 3 years ago, a French colleague told me that Match (road from St Louis down to the river) had better fish than Geant Casino, although the latter was still good.

I went to Match and didn't like it; nothing wrong with the fish, but the supermarket itself isn't nice. And as I have no car, so cycle everywhere, decided it was easier to just do all my shopping in one place. SO I buy all my fish from Geant Casino. So far I've been lucky, but I trust Rob1's opinion so keep an eye on what you buy.
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but I trust Rob1's opinion so keep an eye on what you buy.

ahhhhh shucks i ddnt know you cared.....
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Re: Fresh fish near Basel

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Re: Fresh fish near Basel

thanks slammer for the tip about der frisch fisch, went there last sat and caught the end of sale and took home some really good half price fish! some lovely looking salmon, tuna and trout. Have only eaten the trout so far and immediately froze the others but have to say the trout was very nice. Am going again this sat to get more!! finally some good quality fish that's easier for me to get to than france :-)
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Re: Fresh fish near Basel

Lots of fish (all?) don't freeze well (in a domestic freezer). As the ice crystals form from the water inside the fish, it breaks the fibres and ruins the texture. Makes it mushy when you subsequently defrost it and cook it.
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Re: Fresh fish near Basel

yes I do believe that is true, however on many occasion I've bought fresh salmon from coop half-price and frozen it for up to a few weeks and when defrosted and cooks it tastes the same as had I cooked it on the day I bought it. I think it probably depends on the type of fish, quality and personal preference. If you are able to go very regularly to buy fresh fish then yes definitely this is the best thing to do and eat it fresh without freezing, but that is not always possible!. I don't have problem with short-term freezing then eating, but that's just me.
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Re: Fresh fish near Basel

I find the COOP (used to be called Rond Point) that is north of St Louis (cross the border near novartis, and just keep going) to have a better selection of fish that Géant.
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Re: Fresh fish near Basel

Leclerc has significantly better selection than Geant Casino. Don't go on Mondays though, would get Saturday fish, fresh fish delivered on Tuesdays.
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Re: Fresh fish near Basel

Don't know where it is, never seen a Coop (or even a Point Coop) where you describe. Can you given an address?

Didn't find the selection at Leclerc any better last time I went (it was a Saturday). Might try it again.
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