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Feb 3, 2012 04:25 PM

Where to buy uncooked corned beef brisket?

I've been to Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Garden of Eden, and no luck. All they have is beef brisket. Thanks!

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  1. Have you tried a basic grocery store? Every Key Food around me carries it. My butcher too.

    1. Maybe provide a little bit more information? The regular corned beef you buy at the grocery store is not cooked or heat-treated. You might find it steamed at a deli on its way to the table, or steamed and smoked to make pastrami. But the "uncooked" version of corned beef is just a brisket.

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      1. re: foodmonk

        Er, if you mean by "unprepared" corn beef -- that is just a brisket. Re-reading your comment, I'm wonder if you would have better luck with sliced corn beef just at the neighborhood Gristedes or D'Agostino at the deli counter.

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        1. Look in the grocery store where the preserved meats like bacon and hot dogs are.

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          1. re: phantomdoc

            Try calling Fairways at Bway and 74th St. The other day they had a bunch in a refrigerated butchers case, but it might just have been for Super Bowl week.

            1. re: fress

              I saw the same display at the Red Hook store yesterday- beautiful!

          2. Fairway on E 86 has in beef case-lots of it swimming in brine-sure to make a vegetarian gag.