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Lamb Merguez in LA and OC

Hi

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

thank you

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sasi

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  1. 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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    1. re: Will Owen

      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...

      1. re: Will Owen

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

        1. re: sasidhar79

          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.

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

        1. 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. Just picked up a package at Surfas OC.

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            1. re: Porthos

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

              1. re: sasidhar79

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

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

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

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                1. re: c oliver

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

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

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                  1. re: Charles Pepper

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