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Where to buy Goat Shanks in the downtown core?

JDeQ Feb 18, 2010 05:57 AM

I was thinking of making a goat tangine this weekend. Does anyone know where I can buy goat shanks in the d/t core?

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    bytepusher Feb 19, 2010 08:55 AM

    The suggestion of Sanagan's is a good one, probably also one of the butchers at the St. Lawrence Market. But be prepared to pre-order them whomever you wind up dealing with, even places that regularly carry goat meat won't necessarily have shanks as a stock item as they usually get broken down into stew meat in the usual butchering.

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    1. re: bytepusher
      JDeQ Feb 21, 2010 06:24 AM

      Sanagan's didn't have goat but they directed me to Kensington Meats where there was plenty of goat on hand. I was advised by the butcher to buy legs and she trimmed them into large 'shank-like' cuts.

      We had the goat tagine last night and it was brilliant!

      Thanks for the advise - I doubt I would have thought to pop into Kensignton had you not mentioned it.

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        Tor.hound Feb 21, 2010 12:53 PM

        Toronto Chowhounds to the rescue again!! I love this board!!

    2. dxs Feb 18, 2010 06:43 AM

      I don't know that Kensington Market qualifies as 'downtown core', but you might try Sanagan's Meat Locker - they had goat when I was there a little while ago. Call ahead though.

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      1. re: dxs
        JDeQ Feb 18, 2010 02:45 PM

        Thanks dsx.

        When you live in Burlington the d/t core takes up a HUGE swath. Since I can easily walk to Kensington market from the office I know what I'll be doing tomorrow.

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