5 Delicious Collars You Should Definitely Be Eating

Chicken-fried fish collar at Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. © Adam Geringer-Dunn
By Chelsea Morse Posted October 08, 2014

This fall, we have our eyes on collars—not jackets, but fish. Chefs like Chris Cheatwood of The Monterey and Hot Joy in San Antonio are obsessing over this rich, fatty piece of meat.

This fall, we have our eyes on collars—not jackets, but fish. Chefs like Chris Cheatwood of The Monterey and Hot Joy in San Antonio are obsessing over this rich, fatty piece of meat: "The collar is a delicious piece of cartilage, meat and bone that connects the belly to the back of the head and 'chin' of a fish," he says. "There's dark and light meat, and lots of fat, which makes it one of (if not THE) most tasty parts of the fish." In what seems like a reverse burst of inspiration, some creative cooks are even expanding from fish collars into pork. Here, five collars we're craving.

1. Alimento; Los Angeles: smoked yellowtail collar with potatoes, capers and sour cream.

2. Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.; Brooklyn: chicken-fried fish collar with sautéed greens.

3. Comme Ça; Las Vegas: pan-roasted pork collar with braised mustard greens, spiced prunes and mushroom conserva.

4. Son of a Gun; Los Angeles: hamachi collar with chili vinaigrette and oyster mushrooms.

5. Mattei's Tavern; Los Olivos, CA: BBQ pork collar with plum salsa verde and cabbage.

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