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chardot Mar 14, 2011 10:52 AM

Looking to buy beef brisket in Oshawa. I wanted to prepare corned beef on St. Patricks Day. Any suggestions?

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    lamaranthe Mar 19, 2011 09:15 AM

    If you have a Sobey's, they should carry it, with spices pouch.

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      Foodright Mar 15, 2011 01:28 PM

      I know that it is a little bit west of you but Bruno's on Hwy #2 & Rougemount (www.brunos.ca
      )has some very good store made corned beef. Suggest that you go there soon however.

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        Dflip Mar 18, 2011 01:03 PM

        Bruno's corned beef has a better taste than the Maple Leaf that you get from the grocery stores. I've had it a few times and quite liked it. I've been installing a kitchen backsplash so I missed out on my usual corned beef and colconnon for St. Patrick's Day, but it may turn out to be Sunday's dinner.

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        1076 Cardiff Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5S1P3, CA

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        MKG83 Mar 15, 2011 08:55 AM

        Buckingham Meats is the best meat in town. But as other said you need more time.

        1. jayt90 Mar 14, 2011 07:24 PM

          You are too late for corning. That will take a several days, almost a week.
          There is a sale on Maple Leaf corned beef brisket at Loblaw and YIG, maybe even No Frills, at $4/lb.
          I tried one two days ago, selected a well marbled one (one of ten) and it was excellent but blandly spiced after a 2.5 hr boil in bag. I went back for another, well striated and fatty, and I'll prepare it with a pickle and paprika rub for St Paddy's with a pot au feu of vegetables.

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            Whats_For_Dinner Mar 14, 2011 03:30 PM

            I've always had a terrible time finding it at "normal" grocery stores. T&T does usually have it, as GG said, and I hear that Costco often carries it as well, though I don't have a membership so I've never been.
            Aside from that, I'd find a local butcher and have them get one in for you -- but yeah, you're a little short on time to finish it for Thursday.

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              Dave5440 Mar 15, 2011 08:56 AM

              I'm not sure about the rest of the costco stores , but hamilton stopped carring brisket, lack of demand they said

            2. grandgourmand Mar 14, 2011 11:03 AM

              You want pre-corned or to corn it yourself? If it's the latter, a bit late, although for this weekend would be do-able if you inject the brine.

              I'm not terribly familiar with the Oshawa stores, but I've seen a nice looking brisket at my local Loblaws once. You might be able to pre-order, but that gets into your brine time (assuming that's what you're going for).

              Alternatively, if there are any Asian supermarkets in the area, you can find them there. I know T&T always carries them.

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