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Dec 26, 2008 02:17 PM

A place to buy pig, cow intestines, ear, etc.

Hi everyone. Please i would like to ask you for help for finding a place for buying some meat cut my wife and i would love to taste again.

Please, excuse if i don't say the exact words. My native language is spanish, from Colombia, and maybe that's the reason why it's so difficult to find the parts here.

We're looking for a place to buy raw (not a restaurant but a butcher) the pig's small intestines, ear, rind (skin) which i think is called "oreilles de christ".

Additionally we'd like to know if somebody knows where to buy "morcilla" or "rellena" which is a kind of sausage made with pig's large intestine, parsley, rice, pepper, onion and so on.

Also, i'm looking for cow's lung. With this one we make something which is called "bofe" in spanish.

I appreciate any help you can give me. I haven't been able to find the in the market i've been to.

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  1. I personally avoid looking at those things whenever I come across them, but my parents came back from Bonanza ( with pork hearts and tongues last week, and I think I recall seeing beef stomachs last time I was there, so maybe they have all the other things you are looking for.

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    1. re: nonpareils

      Thank you ! Tomorrow afternoon hopefully i'll be there looking for it. Thanks a lot ! if somebody else knows of another place , i'd appreciate it. !

      1. re: mrxcol

        For the offal, have you tried the butcher counters at Chinese groceries like Kim Phat (several locations), Marché Hawaii (St-Laurent), etc.? I'm pretty sure I've seen at least a few of those items at the Kim Phat on Jarry.

        Good luck!

    2. Frutta Si in Lasalle

      1255 boulevard Shevchenko
      Lasalle, QC H8N 1N8
      (514) 595-9111

      is an Italian market/grocery.
      They have salted and fresh small pig intestine, sheep intestine (diameter of merguez), and pig large intestine. They usually have pigs ear, cheek, and skin. Sometimes they have half pig heads for $5.
      They do have lung, but I haven't seen beef, I think its either pork or sheep.
      If an item isn't on the shelf, ask at the butcher - they'll either package what you want, or tell you when it should be in.

      If you want really difficult-to-find items, I'd suggest an abattoir. There's one outside St. Philippe, about 25 minutes south of Montreal, Abattoir Clement Poissant. These folks are Portuguese and will understand Spanish. They do chickens, rabbit, duck, pigs, sheep, beef.

      182 Rang St. Andre
      Cte Laprairie
      J0L 2K0
      (If you want, I'll post directions)

      I've seen plenty of blood sausage around but morcilla doesn't come to mind, and especially not made in the large intestine.
      Buena Suerte!

      1. Porc Meilleur, 7070 Henri-Julien, 514-276-4872

        1. The 'rellena' you describe sounds a lot like what I've bought as Colombian chorizo at Sabor Latino. I've never seen morcilla in stores, but would love to try some. The butchers at Sabor Latino or Caniceria Mundial might have some leads on what you're looking for. The people at Libreria Espanola might be able to help you as well. I think you could order most of the offal cuts you're looking for from any decent butcher shop with little lead time. Asian butchers might also have them on hand.

          Please report back if you find some good morcilla. I love any kind of blood sausage and I'm always keen on trying new varieties.

          Andes/Sabor Latino
          436 Avenue B, Bushton, KS 67427

          Boucherie Mondiale
          7130 Avenue Casgrain, Montreal, QC H2S, CA

          Librairie espagnole L Espanola
          3811 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2W, CA

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          1. I'm bumping this thread even though the OP is probably long gone to add that I found some morcilla (not the Spanish kind, but some Latin American version) in the butcher section of Sabor Latino on Bélanger, yesterday. I haven't tasted it yet, but i'm posting about it anyway just because I'm so stoked about having found it. I plan on frying it up with some egg tomorrow and eating it with flour tortillas. I'm sure that's not a very authentic way of eating it, but I'm convinced it will be delicious.

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            1. re: SnackHappy

              I have an Argentinian friend who buys various cuts of meat including morcillas at the following address.
              6595 avenue Papineau
              Montréal, QC H2G 2X3, Canada
              (514) 725-2669‎