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giant corn nixtamal in Montreal? and hominy

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Ghostquatre Sep 23, 2013 03:54 PM

So... I just found out I can't just soak giant cuzco hybrid corn kernels in water like you would with kidney beans and nixtamalization is so much work.

Any place in Montreal where I can get some giant corn nixtamal? Also where can I find lime powder (cal)?

  1. paulj Sep 23, 2013 08:19 PM

    If Peruvian corn is labeled 'mote pelado' it is nixtamalized corn that's been dried. It just needs cooking (possibly longer than on the package).

    http://laylita.com/recipes/2009/01/16/mote-or-hominy/

    http://www.amazon.com/Goya-Giant-White-Corn-Pelado/dp/B0002DRKQ2

    http://www.amazon.com/Incas-Food-Mote...

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      Plateaumaman Sep 23, 2013 08:05 PM

      Hominy is used in pozole, correct? I am pretty sure I've seen it at Sabor Latino on St-Denis and they might be able to help with the lime powder as well.

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      1. re: Plateaumaman
        porker Sep 24, 2013 07:41 AM

        Sabor Latino is my suggestion as well. I think one of their their two locations is on St. Laurent and the other on Belanger.
        http://www.saborlatino.ca/
        (site not fully functional)

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