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Jan 24, 2010 11:41 AM

Beef Brisket

Where in Toronto can I buy corned beef brisket with spice packet to make the famous Beef Brisket and Cabbage dish for St. Paddy's ? Also, can you recommend a restaurant in Toronto that serves such a traditional dish? Thanks !

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  1. I'm pretty sure Nortown sells sealed packages of some sort of brined or marinated brisket for 'corning', with spices. I've never bought it but I'm fairly sure they have this.

    Maybe Irish Embassy does this for St. Paddy's?? I know they do Colcannon...

    1. You can buy fully corned beef in cryo-vac from Cumbraes. I can't recall the price, but it struck me as reasonable for Cumbraes. Good stuff too, a bit heavy on the star anise and cinnamon flavors but otherwise very nice. I've simmered it with cabbage Irish style twice now to happy results.

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      1. re: Atahualpa

        How long do you simmer it and do you put a fair amount of water in the pot?

      2. Thanks to you all of you who answered me !

        1. Chicago 58 in Concord/Vaughan

          135 Haist, Woodbridge, ON L4L 5V6
          (905) 265-1044

          You can also buy it at St Lawrence Market.

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          1. re: LUV_TO_EAT

            I've seen it at the SLM, but I forget whether it was at Manos meats or La Boucherie.

            1. re: LUV_TO_EAT

              Hi there..i work near Chicago 58 and drove by it..looks industrial...did not see any sign of retail there front or you have to call first to book an appointment to go in? Also, do you know their price per pound? thanks a bunch

            2. Loblaw usually has it in small cryovac packages, which can be simmered in the bag.
              The spicing is already done. Some cabbage quarters can be added to the pot, with potatoes, and some more pickling spices.