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

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  1. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: Whats_For_Dinner

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

      2. 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.

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

          1. 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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            1. re: Foodright

              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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              Maple Leaf Restaurant
              1076 Cardiff Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5S1P3, CA

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