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Will work for merguez sausages.

Offal Lover Jan 26, 2007 06:08 PM

Just had the version from Couler cafe and it was good. Where can i find these lamb/beef beauties? I'd prefer to grill them on my own, so recs for butcher shops, specialty stores appreciated. I live in the city but will travel :)

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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: Offal Lover Jan 26, 2007 06:10 PM

    Baron's Meats in Alameda and Berkeley carries housemade Merguez -- all lamb, including the casings.

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      Gary Soup RE: Ruth Lafler Jan 26, 2007 06:16 PM

      Do you recall the price? I wouldn't mind trying a cheaper source than FC. And where is Baron's in Berkeley?

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        Ruth Lafler RE: Gary Soup Jan 26, 2007 07:24 PM

        I think they're $5.99/lb. Baron's in Berkeley is on Claremont Ave. between Ashby and College in the Star Market.

    2. Gary Soup RE: Offal Lover Jan 26, 2007 06:14 PM

      The Fatted Calf makes a good version, similar to those I got hooked on in Montreal. They sell at the Saturday FPFM. $9/lb., I think.

      1. Robert Lauriston RE: Offal Lover Jan 26, 2007 06:31 PM

        I've had good ones from Fatted Calf, Cafe Rouge, and Indus Foods.


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          Gary Soup RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 26, 2007 06:43 PM

          Thanks for the link. I'll have to track down the Halal butcher "on Geary near Leavenworth"

          I was surprised to learn that Fatted Calf's merguez contained pork fat, since they taste so similar to the unquestionably Halal versions I've had in Montreal.

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            Robert Lauriston RE: Gary Soup Jan 26, 2007 06:47 PM

            No wonder they're so good!

        2. bigsleep RE: Offal Lover Jan 26, 2007 06:50 PM

          I will only add that Rosamunde on lower Haight next to Toronado has fantastic Merguez.

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            chaddict RE: bigsleep Jan 26, 2007 07:19 PM

            And they list (or they did) the suppliers so you could track it down that way..

          2. Melanie Wong RE: Offal Lover Jan 26, 2007 06:55 PM

            Coleur and Maman use the Fabrique Delices merguez, search will turn up sources.

            1. Gary Soup RE: Offal Lover Jan 27, 2007 04:52 PM

              Instead of rubbing elbows with the swell folks at FPFM today, I headed west in quest of the source for merguez alluded to in the thread cited by Robert Lauriston above. I found a place called "Salama Halal Butcher" on Geary a few steps west of Jones (not "near Leavenworth" as reported in the earlier thread) that had merguez. They're made of a lamb/beef mix, smaller (about 12/lb.) than those I had been buying from The Fatted Calf guy (about 8/lb.) They are also less spicy and less fatty, thus not quite as tasty, but are only $3.99/lb. compared to $9 at the Fatted Calf and $10-$15/lb the various Fabrique Delice vendors were asking.

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