Fish Collar

Fish collar is a bony wedge of tender, fatty meat hidden between the fish’s gills and the rest of its body. Over the year, the word has gotten out about the succulent, sweet flesh of fish cheeks but, somehow, collars remain unknown to most Americans. Though many chef brows would cock at my saying so, fish collars are the chicken wing of the sea. When expertly fried and sauced, rich collagen coats your fingers as you nibble the crispy skin and soft fish meat from the bones. The exceedingly fatty piece is a grease fire invitation at home. Leave this one to the professionals and order it on sight.