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where to get lamb merguez

caito Jan 22, 2009 01:22 PM

i haven't been able to find them anywhere in toronto. I've seen pork versions but not lamb. anyone know?

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    hungeristhebestappetizer Jan 23, 2009 07:37 PM

    Healthy Butcher sells lamb merguez.

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    1. re: Epicure3333
      Snarf Jan 26, 2009 04:16 AM

      Gilead's are house made.

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      Snarf Jan 23, 2009 11:33 AM

      Gilead Cafe does them for retail.

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        Cat123 Jan 23, 2009 08:33 AM

        Schefflers in SLM often has them and they are fantastic.

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          DishyDiva Jan 23, 2009 08:30 AM

          The Big Carrot sells them quite regularly, though not everyday. You might want to call them before heading over.

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            embee Jan 23, 2009 09:15 AM

            Big Carrot version was nothing special.

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            embee Jan 22, 2009 03:58 PM

            The Loblaw's version is really bland. I believe Oliffe sells them and Hartman's Kosher Meats has both hot and mild varieties.

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              peppermint pate Jan 23, 2009 06:54 AM

              I've bought them at Oliffe as well as Cumbrae and the sausage guy (can't remember the name - along the west side) in SLM south. All good. Last summer, I had a really simple dish at Torito with sliced grilled merguez, cherry tomatoes, sweet onion and one other veg I think - really tasty combination, fyi.

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                garlicandwingnut Jan 23, 2009 08:21 AM

                It is worth calling Bruno's too.

            2. ChalkBoy Jan 22, 2009 01:44 PM

              Thuet does them. I've bought them at the Liberty Village location.

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                childofthestorm Jan 22, 2009 01:32 PM

                Pork merguez? Considering merguez has its origins in Muslim countries, this seems insane to me.

                SLM North, those sausage makers against the east wall have a nice one, spicy. But a bit thick, IMO. Loblaws have a version that is the appropriate size, but for some reason I only ever see mild ones so I haven't tried them. But I am searching for merguez to match what I was used to sourcing in Montreal, so curious to hear what others have found.

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                1. re: childofthestorm
                  caito Jan 22, 2009 01:35 PM

                  i know pork is weird. i dont know how they could call it merguez but they did.. montreal has great merguez. what is IMO?

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                    Doctormhl1 Jan 22, 2009 02:54 PM

                    IMO= In My Opinion.

                  2. re: childofthestorm
                    grandgourmand Jan 22, 2009 02:27 PM

                    The mild loblaws version is ridiculous. What's the point? And it doesn't taste very good.

                    There's a pretty good version of lamb merguez, fresh in vac pac, at Scheffler's deli in the SLM. They're the thin ones you're accustomed to and I enjoy them. About 6 or so for $8 bucks. They're in the cooler at the front of the place, where all the terrines are.

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