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Actually I can do this one better if I want that cut. I have a local small-scale farmer who butchers, cuts, cures and sells hams, sausages and various cuts of pork... and delivers! :) If I ask him for some of this, I am sure I can get it. Pig farming is big in this part of the country, which is why I have learned to use these spices on many different cuts. I really love it on pork chops.

And yes, the way the Valleyfield people make grillades is wonderful. If you get a chance it is worth a try.

epices a grillades

Thank you. I also went to their website. They have a tab for buying products but it says it is not working at this time. I contacted Garno by email to see if they knew of a supplier who sold online or via mail order.

Hopefully this will pan out.

I appreciate everyone's help in this. :)

epices a grillades

Yes! That is the "grillade" I am referring to!

While the spices look just like the spice mix I have, the containers aren't the same. What I have came from a grocery store, in either the deli or meat section (that part I don't remember exactly), and I purchased it in a deli cup sold by weight that was packaged in the store. Whether or not it was mixed there, or bought in bulk and only packaged there I could not say.

But what you posted looks like what I am after. Yayy!

Now to find it. The one photo has a container with a brand name on it. Perhaps a good place to start?

epices a grillades

I lived in Malone, NY. I had friends in Valleyfield, Quebec. The last package I got (the one that I have here with me) isn't clearly labeled. There is no real store logo on it. What it does say on it, on the bottom, is: "Boucherie Distinction" (Name of shop? I don't remember a market with this name, but I don't read/speak French and so it may have been and I didn't notice this.). Then below is an address: "348 Chemin Larocque, Valleyfield." From what my friends said, these spices could be purchased from several of the local groceries though, not just one.

And yes, this is referred to by the people I knew there as not just the particular cut of pork, but also the way that cut is prepared (seasoned with these spices and cooked on a grill). Getting that exact cut of pork here in NC is very difficult, but I have taken to using these spices on all pork cuts, as well as poultry and in potatoes.

Again, thank you. :)

epices a grillades

Oh, and on the package from the grocery, it was called by the name in the topic heading, not Quebec grilling spice. That's just me being an English speaker. ;)

epices a grillades

It is the stuff sold for pork "grillades." I am not sure if what you are speaking of is the same. In the short time I lived up near Quebec I only ever saw pork strips used in this way and with these spices. I was told that this is a very common Quebecois dish, and from what I saw, most groceries had this spice for sale in the manner I described. Almost as common as poutsine (hope I spelled that right) I guess. ;) The spice that is sold in the States as "Montreal Steak Seasoning" is not it, that's for sure. I tried it. I guess if all else fails I can try the place you suggest, but I am hoping someone here knows the exact product I am looking for. :) Thank you.

epices a grillades

Hello All,

I used to live up near the Quebec border, in NY state, and fell in love with the Quebec "grillade" spice mix that one could buy at the grocery stores in the area. The stuff I used to buy was likely mixed at the stores that sold it, since it was sold in deli cups and priced by weight.

Now I am in North Carolina and trying to find either a place to order this spice mix online, or (even better) a recipe to make my own. Sadly, all I can find when I type in anything to do with "grillade" gives me a Cajun/Louisiana "grillade." It just doesn't seem like the same thing at all. I've seen references to "Montreal Spice" but this is not the same as what I have been using either.

I'm almost out of the Quebec grillade spice that I brought down here with me. Can anyone here help? I would be incredibly grateful.