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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)?

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    Plateaumaman RE: Ghostquatre 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 RE: Plateaumaman 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)

    2. paulj RE: Ghostquatre 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...

      http://www.amazon.com/Goya-Giant-Whit...

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

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