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Mar 27, 2012 08:58 PM

Searching for breast of veal

Does anyone have any thoughts on where to get a breast of veal with pocket for stuffing - somewhere near Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Malden?

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  1. i don't know anyplace in those areas but I have gotten this at the kosher butcher in Brookline: Butcherie on Harvard Street.

    1. I have bought a bone-in one from the Medford Stop and Shop on a couple of occasions -- they always seem to have it. The Somerville Market Basket also carries more veal than others and pretty certain I have also bought there, but not certain how regular it is. Also could be worth a call to Nappi Meats in Medford because they offered nice veal, but have gone to more of a restaurant format (nights) but I thought they were still selling meat during the day.

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      1. re: itaunas

        Somerville MB regularly, but not always, has cryovac-ed veal breast. I don't know if it's pre-pocketed though.

        McKinnon's in Davis Sq warrants a call as well.

      2. FYI - after lots of phone call and getting prices quoted, ranging from $10.99/lb, down to $2.49/lb, IF a store even carried it, I found beautiful cryovac'ed veal breasts at the Chelsea Market Basket for the lowest price around. They seem to keep it in stock there.

        1. If you are willing to go Wellesley, call John Dewar.

          1. All done - veal was okay - I wasn't wild about the recipe I chose from Epicurious. Thanks, all.