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Sodium Nitrate in Los Angeles?

EarlyBird Feb 27, 2013 09:31 AM

All,

My buddy will be making his own corned beef for St. Paddy's Day. I'm going to help him eat it.

Though it's really to keep the meat that nice pink color, does anyone know where in LA to get sodium nitrate (aka "pink salt" I believe)?

  1. A5 KOBE Feb 27, 2013 09:35 AM

    I have seen it at Surfas.

    1. paulj Feb 27, 2013 09:46 AM

      Look for products like Instacure#, which is salt and 6% sodium nitrite. Pure sodium nitrite is not sold in consumer quantities.

      1. r
        RicRios Feb 27, 2013 10:39 AM

        Prior thread on the subject:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/691998

        1 Reply
        1. re: RicRios
          EarlyBird Feb 27, 2013 10:52 AM

          Thanks, all.

        2. Mattapoisett in LA Feb 27, 2013 10:57 AM

          I bought a 5# bag of pink salt from LAX-C. It's way more than you need but it is the right stuff. My home Corned Beef was delicious.

          4 Replies
          1. re: Mattapoisett in LA
            EarlyBird Feb 27, 2013 01:12 PM

            Hi Matt, what is LAX-C exactly, and where?

            1. re: EarlyBird
              Mattapoisett in LA Feb 27, 2013 01:29 PM

              Think of it as an Asian food warehouse

              1100 N. main St.
              Los Angeles, CA 90012
              Tel (323) 343-9000
              lax-c.com

              1. re: Mattapoisett in LA
                EarlyBird Feb 28, 2013 01:48 PM

                Excellent. I'll have to check that out for Asian food too! Thanks.

            2. re: Mattapoisett in LA
              j
              Johnny L Feb 28, 2013 02:09 AM

              Canton Foods on Alameda sells its too for cheap. LAX-C charges extra for credit card while Canton doesn't FYI.

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