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Looking for short ribs

Campofiorin Nov 22, 2010 06:03 AM

Hey all, I'm looking for a butchet east of the Mont Royal that could provide me with good quality short ribs cut leghtwise rather than crosswise like Korean short ribs. I usually buy them at Boucherie du Marché at JTM, but recently they were cut lenghtwise and bundle up with twine. I'd like a nice piece of meat that holds up with a bone. I know they end tasting the same, but for that one dinner, presentation has to be perfect and that would really make a difference for me since I need to glaze the ribs in the sauce in a pan after they've been cooked in the oven.

Thanks for any and all reccos. I've got a rather big budget so money is no object.

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    wattacetti RE: Campofiorin Nov 22, 2010 06:51 AM

    Not in the location you're looking in but the last time I bought those were at Claude et Henri at Atwater, and then after speaking with owner Brigitte to describe what I needed.

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      cricklewood RE: Campofiorin Nov 22, 2010 08:27 AM

      Slovenia is a reliable source of short ribs, although i believe they will be boneless but you can always ask if they have on the bone.

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        thomasein RE: Campofiorin Nov 22, 2010 08:44 AM

        I have purchased short ribs (with the bone in) at Boucherie Fairmount on St. Laurent. It is usually not on display so you may have to ask and he will butcher some for you.

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          sir_jiffy RE: Campofiorin Nov 22, 2010 09:07 AM

          Bought some at Boucherie St-Viateur on Beaubien, a little east of St-Laurent on a few occasions.

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            Speveo RE: Campofiorin Nov 22, 2010 11:14 AM

            I buy my short ribs from Chez Vito on Fairmount. They are bone in and they will cut them however you like. I've bought short ribs elsewhere that have been excessively fatty and disappointing.

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              Campofiorin RE: Speveo Nov 22, 2010 12:53 PM

              Yeah I should have thought of Vito. Vito it si then. Thanks all for the help.

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              nextguy RE: Campofiorin Nov 22, 2010 12:05 PM

              I've seen them at the meat shop at Le Bifteque, at Marche Hawaii in VSL, and in Laval at Grande Marche and Mourelatos. All these places sell them cut crosswise.

              Short ribs are a cheaper cut so I would never pay top dollar for them. In my experience most butchers charge far too much for them.

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                blondee_47 RE: nextguy Nov 22, 2010 12:44 PM

                both IGA's in Cote St Luc, for sure but you will pay an arm and maybe a leg...today saw 2 pieces for 11 bucks not kosher...ouch!

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                  Erica2125 RE: nextguy May 19, 2011 01:54 PM

                  Has anyone found a butcher in or around Laval who will actually cut short ribs lengthwise? I'm finding either they don't carry short ribs, or won't cut them lengthwise for me. Closest butcher I've found who carries shortribs cut lengthwise is at Marche de l'Ouest, and that's a bit of a treck.

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                    SourberryLily RE: Erica2125 May 19, 2011 02:08 PM

                    Have you asked at Adonis in Laval?
                    There was also a very good butcher in Marche 440, but i haven't been there in awhile.

                    You should call first.

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                      Erica2125 RE: SourberryLily May 19, 2011 02:19 PM

                      Forgot all about Adonis, thanks! I will give them a call. I love the butcher at Marche 440, but all they had were frozen crosscut shortribs.

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                        wattacetti RE: Erica2125 May 19, 2011 07:05 PM

                        You could always pre-order what you need.

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