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Lamb Merguez in LA and OC

sasidhar79 Dec 27, 2012 03:28 PM

Hi

I am looking for authentic Lamb Mergues in LA or OC areas please help me .

thank you

regards
sasi

  1. Will Owen Dec 27, 2012 05:22 PM

    I think Nicole's in South Pasadena and Monsieur Marcel in the 3rd and Fairfax FM have it. Surfas might have it too. You might look online for them - I just ordered some stuff they didn't have stocked in the store. I'll also ask my brother-in-law in OC, who is nuts for merguez. If there's any there he'll almost certainly know.

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      Feed_me Dec 27, 2012 05:28 PM

      Normandie Bakery on Cochran (near Jefferson) used to sell the sausages. They offer a merguez sandwich so you might call them up. Since they've made it no parking on Jefferson I have a tough time finding decent nearby parking however.
      http://chefjosette.com/normandie/norm...

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        sasidhar79 Dec 27, 2012 05:59 PM

        Thank you very much , I will be awaiting for your brother-in-law's response.

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          Will Owen Dec 27, 2012 06:43 PM

          He just got back to me, and says he's bought it from Nicole's. He did say that the guy they use as airport shuttle to LAX from Mission Viejo makes merguez on the side, dreams of having a merguez truck one day, and though he doesn't have the man's card you could try Googling "La Navette" airport shuttle.

          Sorry, best I can do. Only other thing is that Les Delices is the brand Nicole carries, and you could look for that too.

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        Citron58 Dec 27, 2012 05:47 PM

        Huntington Meats in Farmer's Market sells it on a special order basis.

        1. c oliver Dec 27, 2012 06:10 PM

          I can't speak for your area but I've bought VERY good ones at Whole Foods in Reno. Made there. But we're sheep country so that may effect what individual stores make/carry.

          1. Porthos Dec 27, 2012 09:10 PM

            Just picked up a package at Surfas OC.

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              sasidhar79 Jan 7, 2013 12:00 PM

              Thank you very much, Picked them up from SURFAS OC.

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                Porthos Feb 5, 2013 05:56 PM

                Cooked up the merguez tonight from Surfas OC with tomatoes, basil, and pasta. Outstanding merguez. Juicy, barely spicy, and delicious. Would definitely buy again.

                 
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              linus Dec 29, 2012 05:15 AM

              the merguez at mccall's in los feliz is excellent.

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                JudiAU Feb 11, 2013 07:35 PM

                Yes, my favorite.

              2. c oliver Dec 29, 2012 07:57 AM

                I'm curious. What makes lamb merguez "authentic"? I was looking at some recipes and would like to differentiate. TIA.

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                  Feed_me Dec 29, 2012 11:55 PM

                  In case the OP never found what they were looking for, this is a relevant thread. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/836261

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                  Charles Pepper Feb 5, 2013 07:13 PM

                  They sell a really good one at Jeff's Gourmet Kosher Sausage Factory.

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                    bulavinaka Feb 5, 2013 08:08 PM

                    Just my opinion but I found Jeff's version too tame, a bit on the dry side, and no casing - so no snap.

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