Veggies and Fruits in Marché Jean-Talon in Montreal

I had a week’s worth of meat posts from the Jean-Talon Market in Montreal. It is only fair to show my readers the vibrancy of the colorful fruits and veggies from the same market. On my first trip to Jean-Talon a few years ago, I was so impressed by their fruits and vegetable that I bought a week’s worth of grocery and brought them back to NY. Included in my purchase is a five-pound bag of beets! I stored them in the garage through the winter and ate them. That was how good those veggies looked to me. Below is a sample of this October trip. #Jean-TalonMarket

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This experience took place at

Marché Jean-Talon
7070 Avenue Henri Julien
Montréal, Québec H2S 3S3
Canada

Saucisson sec, Dried Sausages, from Montreal

Meat post number 3 of the week. These are the #sausages I brought back from Montreal, mostly would be considered as French styled sausages.  These dried sausages or saucisson sec are so much better than their American counterparts in most of the gourmet markets in NY. Slice up some sausages and eat them with baguette!  That’s almost a perfect meal.

To read the other meat posts from this week, click here for Post 1 Boucherie Al-Khair and Post 2 Sausages.

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I love this brand of saucisson sec, directly from France. Get it in a straight shape or bent.  🙂

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These are the new organic saucisson sec we are trying this time, made in Quebec. The green one is very unique: the company claims that this is a sausage for vegetable loving people; made with pork and alfalfa. The blue one is made with pork and blue cheese; tasted very cheesy and strong. The blue is definitely an acquired taste.

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This is Quebec’s version of the French saucisson sec. Not as peppery and more earthy than the French ones. It was great!

YUM. YUM. YUM.

This experience took place at multiple shops in the Jean-Talon Market

7070 Avenue Henri Julien
Montréal, Québec H2S 3S3, Canada

Meat, Meat, and More Meat: Boucherie Al-Khair at Marché Jean-Talon in Montreal

This is part two of Butcher Al-Khair in the Jean-Talon Market in #Montreal. Part one was about teas, spices and cheese and today is all about meat!  My favorite merguez sausage sandwich get the sausage from this butcher.  Let’s examine all the various meat available at this wonderful place.  All the #sausages are made on site and smell fresh.

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We got there around 4pm and the showcase already looked empty. From left to right, there is Merguez made from beef (less spicy); Merguez made from beef (more spicy); lamb Merguez.

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From left to right, chicken shish kabob with fine herbs, citrus and spinach; chicken shish kabob BBQ style with tandoori.

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This one is simple: Italian sausage and chicken sausage.

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From left to right: marinated beef chops; lamb chops; marinated lamb brochette; beef brochette; shawarma.

I wish I lived in Montreal and could shop here frequently.  Highly recommended.

This experience took place at

Boucherie Al-Khair
300, Rue Jean Talon E, Montreal, H2R 1T1
+514-277-3778

Tea, Spice, and Cheese in Marché Jean-Talon in Montreal: Boucherie Al-Khair

I go to Boucherie Al-Khair in Montreal to stock up on the spices: the Ras el hanout, Harissa, and anything that is middle-eastern and I cannot pronounce. I also go to the same butcher shop for my favorite sausage in the world, the merguez. That will be in an upcoming post. I love the authenticity of this shop. The store is always busy, filled with shoppers. I always feel like a kid in the candy store when I go there.

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An assortment of nuts and stable dry goods.

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An assortment of nuts and stable dry goods.

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The harissa, the sardines from Morocco, and other stuff that I have not learned yet. Now I wish I understood Arabic.

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Moroccan mint tea! One of my favorites.

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Cheese – many are unfamiliar and unique to the cuisine.

This experience took place at

Boucherie Al-Khair
300, Rue Jean Talon E
Montreal, H2R 1T1
+514-277-3778

Qui lait cru !?! Fromagerie Whose Milk !?! In Montreal

Qui lait cru !?! Fromagerie is a fromagerie that we frequent when we are in Montreal. It is located inside the Jean-Taon Market place. It’s an artisanal cheese shop that sells cheese from goat, sheep and cow. One can sample any one of their cheese before purchase. They carry an incredible number of cheese from the Quebec region and around the world (mostly French and Spanish).

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Look at their signs – how cute! Do you have a preference for type of cheese you like? Cow’s milk? Sheep’s milk? Or goat’s milk? Personally, I am diverse but prefers a semi-soft cheese from cows with a nice crust that is not too stinky.

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There is usually a long line to the store and you go around their u-shaped cheese cases, trying whatever cheese you desire. One particular cheese I had this time had a crust that is washed by Chardonnay, Merlot and sea salt. Mmm.

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Interestingly when we asked the cheese monger, a young man in his 20’s hailing from Northern Quebec where only cows roam (his words, not mine), to recommend something to us. He asked us where we are from and quickly went to raw milk cheese or “illegal” cheese in New York. 🙂 The recommended cheese was excellent. I wish we would loosen up our regulations to let in more delicious cheese.

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Here is our loot, a combination of hard and semi-soft cheese with half kilo of Gruyere from Switzerland. It was a very happy day indeed. 🙂 Highly recommend. It’s worth the 6-hour trip from New York.

This experience took place at

Qui lait cru Fromagerie
7070 avenue Henri-Julien
Montreal, Quebec h2s 3s3
+1 514-272-0300