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favourite tourtières

lagatta Dec 4, 2008 12:38 PM

Your favourites - whether traditional meats, recipes without pork, game, vegetarian. In Montréal, of course, but someone has been looking for good tourtière in Québec City, on another thread.

This thread will be about bought tourtières or tourtières served in restaurants. I'll start up another for tourtière recipes in "Home Cooking" and announcing it here to get local input.

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    mattlane Nov 25, 2012 03:14 PM

    Old thread, but I too really like Porcmeilleur for their tourtiere, and all the rest of their pork! Very high quality, and fair prices for what you get.



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      lagatta Nov 22, 2012 02:52 PM

      Bumping this thread for the season. I agree with the spirit of Moh about Porcmeilleur's plain pork tourtières.

      So far I'm making - and freezing - a duck tourtière - I braised the duck with a small bottle of Michel Jodoin cider.

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      1. re: lagatta
        ios94 Nov 22, 2012 03:36 PM

        I am a regular at Porcmeilleur and praise their pork highly but I had their tourtiere in the past year and found it dry. I had one from St Vincent last Christmas and really enjoyed it, they sell it with the dough uncooked. I think they only make them for the holidays though.

        1. re: ios94
          lagatta Nov 22, 2012 03:38 PM

          Well, I rebooted this thread for the year's end holidays, so we'll have to see!

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            mangoannie Nov 22, 2012 03:51 PM

            I wonder if you can get duck tortiere at the duck shop in the plateau, kind of tired of the traditional one, Any suggestions for other varieties?

            1. re: mangoannie
              EaterBob Nov 22, 2012 03:58 PM

              Close http://www.canardsdulacbrome.com/fr/p... but no cigar

            2. re: lagatta
              porker Nov 22, 2012 04:23 PM

              Didja bump the homemade tortiere thread as well (if there was one)? I never found a store-bought to my liking...

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                stak Nov 22, 2012 05:26 PM

                Someone on the Home Cooking board recently was looking for a moist, rich tourtiere recipe & ended up deciding on a Martin Picard recipe that I think they found on Epicurious. It looks similar to my recipe but I might try it just to see what it's like.

                1. re: stak
                  porker Nov 22, 2012 05:37 PM

                  I only ask as I like to mix it up a bit. Mrs Porker is the meat pie maker of the house (our traditional is a pork hash/potato mix). However, I'll reserve filling for a pie or two and add the likes of cayenne, or cretons seasonings, or smoked meat seasonings, etc).

                2. re: porker
                  lagatta Nov 22, 2012 05:36 PM

                  Will do, porker. Les Fougères in Chelsea (Quebec side of Ottawa Valley) is excellent, but a bit far for Montrealers.

                  There is definitely a tourtière thread in Home Cooking. I'll reboot it.

                  Eater, the duck pot pie is not exactly a traditional tourtière, but I take a broad view of that question. Mine are certainly spicier than traditional ones.

                  1. re: lagatta
                    sophie.brunet Nov 23, 2012 11:47 AM

                    Les Fougères sells some of their products at other stores
                    They list Fromagerie Atwater and Marché des Saveurs as places where you can find their stuff!
                    They are indeed very good.

                    1. re: sophie.brunet
                      lagatta Nov 23, 2012 01:17 PM

                      Yes, I've seen them at Marché des Saveurs. See they are also available at 5 Saisons in Outremont. (don't see the other 5 Saisons in Westmount).

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                        sophie.brunet Nov 23, 2012 01:26 PM

                        Its because the 5 saison in Westmount doesnt exist anymore :p they tore it down to do some condo ... I dont know if it will reopen in the new commercial space there once the condos are done

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                          westaust Nov 23, 2012 09:50 PM

                          It's supposed to reopen in the new building, the ground floor is made for a grocery store, and many residents of westmount opposed the construction of the building if 5saisons did not reopened there

                          1. re: westaust
                            lagatta Nov 24, 2012 05:13 AM

                            Yes, I knew that story, but thought it had been rebuilt by now. I remember the local residents insisting on saving 5 Saisons.

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            Shattered Dec 5, 2008 07:42 AM

            Maison du Roti has about every kind of tourtiere imaginable (except maybe veggie, but that sounds like sacrilege to me), and very good.

            Their pates and cheese selection is great, too.

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            1. re: Shattered
              lagatta Dec 5, 2008 09:19 AM

              Shattered, the veg tourtières may be a sacrilege, but they are an option and a nice "centrepiece" for vegetarians at a year's-end holiday table. I make one when I have vegetarian guests (I've never found a very good one for sale), alongside the other which is usually some kind of game. One of the best bought ones I've ever eaten was a caribou tourtière from the restaurant Les Fougères, which is in Québec, but in Chelsea, more convenient for Ottawa/Gatineau and area chowhhounds. http://www.fougeres.ca/ They seem to have replaced the caribou with bison this year.

              Tourtieres $16 (4 servings)
              $6.00 (single serving)
              Duck with orange and maple syrup
              Lamb with red peppers and goat’s cheese
              Bison with cranberries
              Salmon pie
              Wild Mushroom & Brie tart
              Chicken pot pie
              Steak and kidney pie ($18 /$8)

              don't forget the RECIPES AND TIPS on the home cooking board!

              1. re: lagatta
                QcSteff Dec 5, 2008 10:52 AM

                Considering that i find tourtieres to usually be too dry, i LOVE duck tourtiere. I've had it only a few times, but because of the fattiness, it was just great.

              2. re: Shattered
                FrenchPeach Dec 7, 2008 09:45 AM

                Has Maison du Roti re-opened? They burned down a while ago...

                1. re: FrenchPeach
                  moh Dec 9, 2008 06:43 PM

                  Yes, Maison du Roti is open for business.

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                moh Dec 5, 2008 06:44 AM

                I don't claim to be any expert, so please feel free to take my rec with a large hunk o' salt! But I have had excellent tourtieres from Porcmeilleur at JTM. A delicious pie, they do such nice pork products.

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                  Campofiorin Dec 5, 2008 07:12 AM

                  I haven't tried their tourtière, but their meat is absolutely top notch. It tastes good, the meat is lean, the cuts are thick and they're really friendly. This is my sole pork supplier now and we love pork.

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                    alixium Dec 5, 2008 11:18 AM

                    I second Porcmeilleur as an excellent choice for tourtière. It is not too dry (a common trouble!) I agree that the staff is really friendly! I often ask about recommendations for supper, or cooking instructions, and their suggestions are usually spot on.

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